A Month Long Caribbean Culinary Exhibition Is Coming To South Florida

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News Americas, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019: Caribbean immigrants and friends of the region’s culture will soon be able to “ooh” and “aah” at a culinary exhibition that is all about the Caribbean this Black History Month.

Dubbed “The Caribbean Culinary Museum and Theater,” the exhibition is set to open on Friday, February 22nd from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lauderhill Museum in South Florida.

The exhibition explores the food histories of the Caribbean region with informative graphics, historical artifacts, and dramatic video presentations. Visitors will learn how the islands of the Caribbean are connected by flavor profiles, like savory rice and ground provisions, sweet tropical fruit, and spicy peppers. They will learn about the culinary artifacts that served generations gone by, and how similar utensils and tools were used from one island to the next.

In the “Culinary Theater,” visitors will be able to watch as actors representing different islands of the Caribbean deliver a dramatic presentation of the meaning behind their shared culinary cultures.

What started as an installation within “The Taste the Islands Experience” food festival in 2018, has grown from a small collection of artifacts, primarily from Jamaica, to a broad collection that includes pieces from Trinidad, Haiti, Barbados and the Latin Caribbean islands.

The Caribbean Culinary Museum and Theater project was conceptualized by Calibe Thompson, David Muir, and Marsha McDonald, producers of “Taste the Islands” culinary and travel TV series, “The Taste the Islands Experience” food and drink festival, the “Reggae Reel” and “Pieces of Jamaica” photo exhibitions, and the “Diversity in Design, Art and Architecture” artist talk series.

The Lauderhill installation of the “Caribbean Culinary Museum and Theater” is co-presented by City Commissioner Howard Berger.

For more information and to stay up to date on “Taste the Islands Experience” events, visit www.ttiexperience.com/museum.


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