Lucia Henley's sweet treats
Forget boxed candy and cakes. Lucia Henley’s hand made West Indian candies, cakes, tarts, stews and liqueurs possess native sweetness and spice.
Consider meatless meals
Eating more vegetables and fruit and less meat is good for you and the planet.
Global gastronomy in San Juan
Seeing was believing and tasting made devotees of all of us, indulging in an Epicurean extravaganza at The InterContenental San Juan Resort and Casino. This global gastronomy was created from recipes in The InterContinental Kitchen cookbook.
Contemporary Caribbean Cuisine
It's about much more than just cooking with local fruits and roots. Savvy chefs, inspired by native dishes, are employing classic culinary techniques to take Caribbean cooking to a whole new level of sophistication- and appreciation.
A plate from Bananakeet Cafe in Tortola. virginvoices.com photo by D.B. Bostdorf
Trinidad and Tobago's street foods
You'll find Afircan and East Indian influences in delicious, spicy and sweet dishes everywhere. But the best way to sample Trinidad and Tobago's native cuisine is on the street or at the beach.
Chef Aaron Willis talks about The Seafood Market at The Fishtrap Restaurant in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Bite into a piece of fruit and think about its origin. What about tonight’s dinner? Do you know where it came from? Local farm produced roots, fruits and fresh caught fish are better for you and the environment too. Click for more.
Nature’s way, a vegan deli offers a welcome respite from unhealthy island indulgences. A savvy selection of salads, sandwiches and wraps proves that good for you can also taste terrific. Click for more.
St. John's most beloved chef continues to thrill guests at his landmark restaurant in Cruz Bay. Click for more.
Uncle Joe's BBQ, a legend in the center of St. John's Cruz Bay, always has a cloud of sweet scented smoke near its entrance. Joe Harrigan, a native of Anguilla, serves up delectable ribs, chicken and steak. Click for more.
You won’t find any restaurant more island authentic than Miss Lucy’s in Friis Bay, just outside St. John’s Coral Bay. I dined at Miss Lucy's my first day in St. John. That was over 13 years ago, and it keeps getting better. Click for more.
No two are the same- bartenders or drinks. Cocktails in the Caribbean are more creative than ever. And the new 'bar chefs' have more passion for their profession. Click for more.
The Benziger wineries Sonoma Mountain Estate was the first in Napa and Sonoma to be certified biodynamic. Mike Benziger, the winery’s founder, came up with the concept of “Farming for Flavors.” Click for more.
If you’re longing for more than a safe chardonnay or a romantic red, consider the up and coming wines from New Zealand, Chile, South Africa, Australia and Argentina. Click for more.
The Westin St. Maarten Resort & Spa has added notable veteran, executive chef Robert W. Reed to its culinary team. Click for more.
Our economy has many of us seeing red through our wine glasses. True, some wines retail for more than ten times the price of a gallon of gas, but there is no need to switch from wine to water. Check out these affordable suggestions from our wine expert Eric Toles. Click for more.
If every American skipped one meal of meat each week the reduction of carbon dioxide would be akin to taking more than a half-million cars off U.S. roads. Click for more.
St. Maarten offers gastronomy from around the globe, along with its own island specialties. Check out these favorites spots. Click for more.
Some offer a few takes on native street foods, others elegant new Caribbean cuisine, with plenty of dining in between. Click for more.
Many of the world’s wine drinkers have not yet savored the piercingly crystalline flavors and bracing acidity of wines from New Zealand. But those who have tasted have fallen madly in love with them. Click for more.
The mango, known as the apple of the tropics, is the most widely consumed fruit in the world. Even festivals are held in its honor. Click for more.
Just three minutes from the famed Cane Garden Bay beach, Heritage Inn in Tortola offers a private getaway with food to match its fabulous view. Click for more.
Carambola Beach Resort and Spa, on St. Croix’s north shore, offers extraordinary buffets. The resort’s year round Friday night Pirate’s Buffet, featuring native dishes, has become almost as legendary as Blackbeard. Click for more.
Seeing was believing and tasting made devotees of all of us, indulging in an Epicurean extravaganza at The InterContenental San Juan Resort and Casino. This global gastronomy was created from recipes in The InterContinental Kitchen cookbook. Click for more.