The Food Of Guyana
July 08, 2017, 3 years ago, http://www.guyanadining.com/the-food-of-guyana-2/
The food of Guyana is as diverse as its population. The heritage of our people is woven together from our African, Indian, Chinese, Portuguese, English and Indigenous roots. Added to that, our ancestors came from very specific parts of these countries and continents.
For example, the Portuguese influence is predominantly from Madeira, the Indian influence, chiefly south Indian, the African influence, mainly west African, the Chinese influence, mostly Cantonese and Sichuan. Thus, when you eat in Guyana you experience the worldwide influence and a truly multicultural cuisine.
Additionally, Guyana’s landscape and seascape also affects our food. Guyana has mountains, savannahs, tropical rainforests, creeks and an ocean coastline. All of this means that Guyana boasts an abundance and wide variety of seafood, meats, poultry, fruits and vegetables.
Eating in Guyana is never boring, there is much to experience and enjoy. Plus our culture has a long and vibrant tradition of small family farmers and fisher-folk. Thus our food is always fresh, directly from the farm and sea to the table.
There are large outdoor and open-air markets all over Guyana and these are a pleasure to visit just to see the rich abundance the country offers.
So what might you look forward to when you sit to down to breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner in Guyana?