My two favorite fruits united in a simple, colorful and healthy dessert. Diced pineapple, for some sweet, honeyed, slightly tart crunchiness and mango for some sweet softness. Golden yellow (more…)
Name: Chocolate rolled cake Foodie: Gen I should start with a disclaimer here: this is not a “tropical recipe” per se. However it features my most favourite tropical ingredient (chocolate!) as well as some other tropical wonders (coconut, vanilla). The greatest thing about this recipe is that it is suitable for celiacs and lactose-intolerant people.
Name: St-Jean de Luz Macarons Foodie:Maryse Since I’ve had the chance to eat delicious gluten free macarons last summer, my desert-oriented brain started looking for macarons recipes!! I found a recipe of St-Jean de Luz Macarons. Long story short, these macarons are from the Basque Country
Name: Moelleux au chocolat (Fudgey chocolate cake) Eaten in: Should be everywhere Foodie: Linda We will not say it enough, chocolate is the quintessential tropical food. Cocoa only grows within a limited distance from the equator and then manages to spread joy and happiness all around the globe in variously sweet ways.
Name: Merveilles, chin-chin Eaten in: West Africa Foodie: Linda
“Fried dough” is the food equivalent of a local liquor, every region of the world has its own recipe. In West Africa, people eat merveilles or chin-chin as a snack. The small squares of deliciousness can be doughy or crunchy (more…)
I grew up around Merveilles (Côte d’Ivoire), also called Atchomon in other West African countries (e.g. Togo): the best way I can describe them is as peanut size cookies which taste wonders and can be eaten any time of the day as a snack. I use to purchase these cookies or treats from street vendors while living in Côte d’Ivoire (more…)