Creole Food

Popular Creole food includes dishes such as ‘boil up’ which is a dish of boiled ground foods, such as cassava, cocoa, sweet potatoes, ripe plantains, boil cake, and boiled fish or pigtail. It is all served with a tomato, onion, or fresh coconut oil sauce. Coconut milk plays a major role in the cooking of Creole food, e.g. rice and beans, fish and crab stew, Creole bread, bun and johnny cakes. Numerous dishes have been adopted from the Mestizos, e.g. chimole, escabeche, garnaches, gachos, panades, reyeno, salbotes, and tamales. Some foods can be traced back to West Africa, e.g. bambam, bami, dukunu, and wangla.