Kalinagos to showcase indigenous cuisine

Kalinago dish

Kalinago food will be on display on Saturday, as the island’s indigenous Indians showcase the results of some of their traditional recipes.

The planned Kalinago Food Exhibition, organized by the KARIFUNA CULTURAL GROUP, will be held on SATURDAY 24th MARCH 2012 from 4pm to 6pm at the Nazarene Church Ground in Bataca, Kalinago Territory.

According to the group, the food exposition represents the culmination of a week-long workshop in which 20 participants were trained in the art of traditional Kalinago cooking and cuisine.

The organisers say the exposition provides the participants with a chance to showcase their culinary talents and skills in Kalinago food, and allows members of the general public the opportunity to enjoy free samples of authentic Kalinago cuisine.

The cultural group says free samples of all the traditional food and drinks on display will be made available to persons who turn up to support the initiative.

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  1. Anonymous
    March 25, 2012

    great event the food was terrific

  2. Kittiwoman
    March 24, 2012

    Those wrapped parcels looks like our conkies, sweet potato, coconut, spices, a little flour/cassava and sugar, wrapped in banana leaves and boiled. Hope they have a great turnout, sharing cultures is the way to understanding and appreciation of our oneness.

  3. March 24, 2012

    Great Idea.Good luck.Big up the Kalinago people.
    Nuff Respect.

  4. NY, NY 10025
    March 23, 2012

    Very interesting. I wish that I was in Dominica. I would like to know about their different dishes. It would be a good idea to publish a Kalinago cookbook. That is so exotic; extraordinary.

  5. Cozier Frederick
    March 23, 2012

    This must be highlighted to be one of the many initiatives taken up by the cultural group. Thats the true essence of culture: we must live the experience, not just talk about it. Its part of a cultural awareness, not necessarily for a defined grouping. Excellent job Karifuna.

  6. van
    March 23, 2012

    Great idea. Wish I could be present

  7. March 23, 2012

    I think after that exposition, they should look into opening resturants in both towns, it would be the best way to showcase their culinary art, it would also help the nation, to have another choice than that kfc and pizza that is making Dominican get so fat.
    ignor the haters they just looovve their kfc.
    Good luck to the Kalinago cuisine.

  8. wow
    March 23, 2012

    Those dishes have name nuh? Just wondering

  9. Country
    March 23, 2012

    I am so pleased to see this, I always enjoyed the Kalinagos work habits and the wonderful healthy food they would cook. The green dish is called Kanki and it is like a power bar. One or two of these and you don’t feel hungry for the whole day. I wish you all a very happy and prosperous year. Jah Bless P.S. Your Kalinago Queen is lovely.

  10. Kalinago
    March 22, 2012

    well many are called but few are chosen, hope they are medically certified, since T B is a factor to be considered , by the way who is so knowledgeable in kalinago cuisine nuh? I’ ll be there to see, hope is not the Neo Colonizer since the training is taking place right on the spot

    • Sunny
      March 22, 2012

      Yes we are…….it always ha to have some negative people :twisted:

    • FACEUP
      March 23, 2012


      • Kalinago
        March 24, 2012

        Pluis tar pluis twis just watching to see how far it will go.

    • hmmm
      March 23, 2012

      u foolish

    • Mr.Positive
      November 13, 2013

      Why dont u go check ur selff for being so stupid… #Mr.Positive

  11. Peeping Tom
    March 22, 2012

    Nice. Nice. My kalinago brothers and sisters are making strides. I want to see more of these community-driven initiatives (i am assuming that it is).

  12. Lady love
    March 22, 2012

    I want some cassava bread and kanki

  13. sayodityodit
    March 22, 2012

    Very good. It is about time our indeginous people start showcasing themselves. All the best wish I was home I saw would have loved to go sample.

  14. Pomsiten
    March 22, 2012

    A very positive event. I hope that it develops to be an annual affair.

  15. me
    March 22, 2012

    whats the green dish at the top?

  16. mycountryilove
    March 22, 2012

    i hope “Nadira Lando” Miss Dominica 2012 is there to support her people! as i see she doh make statement about the death of the kalinago man! i hope her head not in pageant alone doh forget the promises you make!

    • hmmm
      March 22, 2012

      I see you trying to pull something there…You have an issue with Miss Dominica, leave her alone.

    • chhaaaa
      March 22, 2012

      what miss lando have to do with the death of the man…if u dont have anything to say just keep your worthless tonge in your mouth… :twisted:

    • me
      March 22, 2012

      So you only love your country and not the people. Come on idiot, give the queen a break. Since when Queens ever comment on anything? Don’t hate our Queen. Remember she will be reigning for a year.

    • Sunny
      March 22, 2012

      what that have to do with anything that going on there…. foolish!!!!! i want to know if she have to comment on every thing that go on up here…

  17. Thumbs up
    March 22, 2012

    Very good initiative and quite timely. I wish them well. I had cassava balls and i would swear it was one of the best snacks ever! Will they be coming to town too? maybe UWI grounds or Stadium so that people down south can support…Maybe next time?

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