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Macanese Food

Macanese Food

According to UNESCO Macanese cuisine is the original ‘fusion food’. This unique cuisine is over 450 years old. The cooking which developed is, at its simplest, Portuguese dishes made with Portuguese techniques but using agricultural products of southern China, accented with Southeast Asian herbs and spices. Evolving once again to include the amazing produce from the South Pacific Islands where…

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Island Cooking Retreat

Island Cooking Retreat

Macanese Cuisine Join a Cooking Retreat and experience Macanese Cuisine. Macanese cuisine was the first ‘fusion cuisine’ in the world according to UNESCO and has been around for over 450 years. Dishes from Macau that reflect a unique mixture of Portuguese, Chinese, African and Macau cultures. You will experience this unique cuisine and join Marcus (2nd generation Macanese) in the…

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1/2 Day Cooking Class

1/2 Day Cooking Class

Join Marcus in the kitchen for a hands on cooking class. Learn how to make Island, Caribbean, Portuguese and Macanese dishes. We explore a cuisine depending on what is available on the island. Classes are at the eco-friendly Papaya Villa located in an old copra plantation on the beach. Each Loco cooking class includes a starter, main course and a…

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Island Food

Island Food

Island food in Vanuatu is typical of most Melanesian islands. Vanuatu food features core ingredients such as cassava, taro, banana, coconut, tropical fruits and nuts, pork, chicken, greens and seafood. The native people in Vanuatu usually grow most of their food except for things such as rice. I have been fortunate enough to have been taught some traditional recipes by some of the Mamma’s in…

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Sugary Churros

Sugary Churros

Churros & Cinnamon Sugar Churros, deep fried sticks of dough, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and served with  warm chocolate sauce for dipping … what can I say! Churros are the working man’s breakfast or after-party snack of choice in Spain,  with churrerías the first eateries to open in the morning, and the last to close at night. Our churros are crispy on the…

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Sweet Plantains

Sweet Plantains

Plantains in Cinnamon Sugar Fried plantains are currently my favorite sweet treat. We have a whole bunch (no pun intended) of bananas growing at Papaya villa. Three types in fact – plantains, cavendish, and small sugar bananas (lady fingers) I pick a couple of plantains at a time and leave them on the bench to ripen, then nice thick slices…

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Portuguese favourite

Portuguese favourite

Feijoada Without a doubt feijoada is a classic Portuguese one pot dish, and one of my favorites. If you are into chunky smokey pork and spicy chorizo, then this dish is for you. I like to use two beans… black beans and butter beans…  The black beans gives the dish it’s awesome purple color. Use a slow cooker, or as…

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Hello loco foodies!

Welcome to my loco blog. I will be adding recipes and fun facts about Island and Caribbean food here. I have only just started the blog so please be patient and come back regularly as I build up some content for you. In the meantime, in the famous words of Frankie Goes to Hollywood… Relax! Don’t take my word for…

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