Belize: The Garifuna Culture and Foods

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Belize is a small country but ethnically diverse and culturally rich. Belize culture reflects the peaceful harmony between the various ethnic groups such as the Mayas, Creoles, Mennonites, Mestizos and Garifuna. And, Garifunas are a perfect example of a community devoted to their roots and who have successfully kept their culture alive by retaining many rituals and traditions from their rich Afro-Carribean heritage, having their own language, food, crafts, music and religion. READ MORE

Foods

Tradional Garifuna foods are based on coconut milk, garlic, basil, black pepper, plantain, bananas, chicken and fish. Fish boiled in coconut milk, called “serre”, served with mashed plantain called “hudut”, is a delicious rich meal. Cassava (manioc) is also a famous part of Garifuna cuisine. Cassava is made into bread, drink, pudding and even wine. Cassava bread is served with all meals and is made in an ancient and time-consuming process that takes several days. Read More.

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See Recipe for Belizean BBQ Fish: http://www.multiculturalcookingnetwork.com/recipes/item/447-belizean-/

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