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Caribbean Beat Magazine

Caribbean Christmas recipes

Christmas the Caribbean way As chill winds blow up here in the north, hastening the birth of Christ, everyone around me is happily browsing or buying gifts, looking forward to a white Christmas. I, on the other hand, am yearning for the land of my birth, and a true Caribbean Christmas. The scent of pines …

Served with or without ice, ponche á creme is a heady delight. Photograph courtesy Nestlé Trinidad and Tobago Ltd

Total local | Cookup

Christmas means feasting, and traditionally many of the Caribbean’s seasonal delicacies — from roast turkey to black cake — use imported ingredients. But could you create a Christmas lunch or dinner using only locally grown food? Franka Philip takes up the challenge