PHOTO OF THE DAY: Going local

photo of the dayThis visitor was caught getting tips on making cassava flour in the Kalinago Territory

Photo by Brian Derr

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9 Comments

  1. Pondera
    February 27, 2015

    I would like the Environmental Health Officer in the area to look at the photo. The man involved in making the cassava flour does not have a head gear on. Does he even have a food handlers permit? We need to be more strict on these important matters of health.

  2. Picodeau
    February 26, 2015

    Memories!!

    This Plat Tin brought back memories of my Mum and Dad who with their entrepreneurial spirit took on the prospect of failure head-on and had the determination to success. They not only built a Plat Tin and Bay Oil distillery for themselves but for the use of all the people in the surrounding villages.

    Their greatest strength was the ability to adapt to the changes as they occur, they rose to the challenges, the highs and lows and made those businesses an ultimate success.

    Let us use their entrepreneurial spirit as a gift to inspire us and be a testament that hard work and determination bring success and to help our young people become the best they can be.

    God Bless The People of Dominica and God Bless Dominica!!

    • out of south city
      February 26, 2015

      I concur. Our parents were great entrepreneurs. They were masons, carpenters, bakers, shopkeepers, tailors, seamstresses, nurses, doctors, lawyers, seers, barbers, horticulturists, and so on. We are a great people with great minds. Our African ancestors were the first to build civilisation and we should be proud as a race. We are not stupid and ignorant as the Europeans have portrayed us to be. We are the first and we should be proud. We should not be ashamed of being defined as Africans because that’s who we are by race. The other races are not ashamed so why should we be? We should not despise Africa because it has been demonised and called the dark continent. We need to reclaim what our ancestors gave to the world. It is only the African who can restore his history. Everyone else will give you the lie. We have to redefine who we are as a people.

      ONE LOVE

  3. lin
    February 26, 2015

    i love cassava bread.once i was travelling and that is what saved me

    • Dominic
      February 26, 2015

      u did not eat bfor u left your home

  4. Emile Zapatos
    February 26, 2015

    Cassava, cassava flour (farring or farina.) can be bought in some American supermarket. Cassava bread is sold in Belize. You have the white and the pink. The pink has a poison (asinic), but our ancestoral Kalinago developed the technology to neutralize it. They even made a type of beer with it.
    It may be a good idea to make a fudge with coconut milk or even flakes and chips.
    At Penville there was a mill powered by bulls to grate the cassava, and the made a dumplin with dried cassava.
    Cassava has a lot of potential.

    • Zandoli
      February 26, 2015

      It is not arsenic. The liquid is hydrocyanic acid which is neutralized by cooking.

  5. i must speak
    February 26, 2015

    lol. hold it eh :wink:

  6. van
    February 26, 2015

    Brings back happy memories of growing up in DA. This part of our culture should never be forgotten or lost

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