Flavours of the CaribbeanFlavours of the Caribbean

With 20 distinctive but overlapping styles, Caribbean Cuisine reflects an eclectic mix of cultural influences. Traditions and techniques brought by travellers, colonialists & settlers led to a fusion of African, Amerindian, European, East Indian, Arab and Chinese creating styles and tastes unique to the region.

Common ingredients are rice, ackee, plantains, beans, breadfruit, cassava, coriander, bell peppers, calalloo chick peas, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and coconut. Green seasoning - an herb and oil mix which can include coriander, marjoram, oregano, scotch bonnet peppers, green onions, garlic and celery – impart a flavour profile that defines Caribbean cuisine.

Fourteen plus recipes including Cuban Tostones, Trinidadian Pelau Rice, Jamaican Ackee & Tofu. Mock Jerk Chicken, Pepperpot Stew & Grenadian Oil Down teach the essential techniques and flavourings of the region and introduce you to a host of unfamiliar ingredients.


Skill level: Suitable for all
Start/Finish Times: 9.15am to 3.30pm

Some Comments from Our Previous Students:

Gary from Barnsley, "The course was great and the buffet we had at the end was a spectacular mixture of colours, smells and flavours!"

Claire from Bowdon, "Really enjoyable day. I am looking forward to the next course! Thanks."

Tony from Prestwich, "An enjoyable introduction to vegetarian cooking for a "non-vegetarian" willing to experiment and explore - and learned some core knife skills at the same time."

Liz from Malvern,"Thank you for a fantastic day. It was lovely having the change to cook using unfamiliar ingredients. The look and taste was amazing. Great Flavours!"
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DISCLAIMER – Please note that due to student numbers, seasonal availability of ingredients or other factors outside of our control some dishes mentioned in our course descriptions may not be made on the day.

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For vegetarian/vegan students under the age of 25 bursaries towards the costs of our courses may be available. Follow this link for more details.
The Cordon Vert Vegetarian Cookery School
The Vegetarian Society
Parkdale, Dunham Road, Altrincham WA14 4QG
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