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#262225 - 01/08/08 10:03 PM What is local, fresh, and good to cook.  
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I am traveling with two chefs to AC soon and would like to experience and cook some of the local foods. If someone could tell me what to get and where to get fresh and local items to cook ourselves I would appreciate it.

thanks!

#262227 - 01/08/08 10:06 PM Re: What is local, fresh, and good to cook. [Re: deej]  
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I would take a fishing trip, I've never done it personally but I've heard it is a great time.


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#262231 - 01/08/08 10:11 PM Re: What is local, fresh, and good to cook. [Re: colomojo]  
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Dido. What a fun and great experience. Go fishing, have them clean up the fish and take it to a restaurant to prepare.

You'll find you won't save too much cooking yourself on vacation and you'll find plenty of local restaurants that offer local dishes to try.

#262238 - 01/08/08 11:35 PM Re: What is local, fresh, and good to cook. [Re: Kra-Z-K]  
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Fruits - banana, papaya, mango, pineapple, watermelon
Veggies - potatoes, carrots, cabbage, onions, eggplant
Fish - snapper, grouper, barracuda, mahi, tuna
Shellfish - lobster, conch, stone/spider crab, shrimp (locally farm raised)
Breads - flour/corn tortilla, anything from the French bakery
Chicken - comes from the mainland, some say it is heavily hormoned.

There are bunch of things (too many to list) that are hard and/or impossible to find, but your chef friends can definitely whip together some delicious items with what is available here.

#262248 - 01/09/08 07:17 AM Re: What is local, fresh, and good to cook. [Re: Caye Connect]  
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You truly haven't experienced belizezn foods until you have had gibnut, also known as the "royal rat."

#262303 - 01/09/08 12:07 PM Re: What is local, fresh, and good to cook. [Re: crockhunter]  
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I have never seen gibnut available on the island though. Had it on the mainland and it is usually available in Belmopan, some times in Bz City. How about Iguana too?

#262312 - 01/09/08 01:01 PM Re: What is local, fresh, and good to cook. [Re: Barbara K]  
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I understand the papaya crop was pretty devastated by the hurricaines. Are they available on the island? Are they really expensive now?


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#262317 - 01/09/08 01:39 PM Re: What is local, fresh, and good to cook. [Re: Sun&sand]  
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Lion has it listed on his bbq sign he may be a good one to ask for gibnut


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#262570 - 01/11/08 11:02 AM Re: What is local, fresh, and good to cook. [Re: tacogirl]  
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my husband is a great local fishing guide and he also happebs to be fab cook (great ceviche, fish bbq on the beach) - give us a call at 011-501-607-9986 or 625-5373 or send a message here or at email below and he can take you out for that authentic fishing/cooking experience wink

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#262571 - 01/11/08 11:05 AM Re: What is local, fresh, and good to cook. [Re: Keepin'itReel]  
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Hey Ari! Hope the family is doing well!

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