Caribbean influenced food

Floribbean Cuisine

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Floribbean cuisine is found in varying forms in Florida restaurants and in the homes of many Floridians throughout the state. The essence of what makes a particular dish “Floribbean” is similar to many other aspects of Floridian culture: that it is heavily influenced by visitors and immigrants from all over the world, but especially from the Caribbean (with notable influence from The Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Haiti), Australia, and the American Deep South. In the case of the Southern Florida region in particular, a subdivision called Latino-Floribbean or Hispano-Floribbean cuisine also takes Latino cuisine traits from such countries as Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, and the Dominican Republic, adding further influences into the mix. To distinguish the Latino Caribbean style from the non-Latino Caribbean style, some employ the terms Afro-Floribbean cuisine and Indo-Floribbean cuisine, as the majority of the Caribbean islands are of either African or Indian heritage, which in turn were colonized by British, French, and Dutch settlers.-(Wikepedia) Visit MCCN’s Caribbean section: http://multiculturalcookingnetwork.com/regions/caribbean.html

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