3/30/2016 – World Wednesday – Caribbean


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

In our eleventh edition of World Wednesday, we head just a bit south of Florida to look at the cuisine of the Caribbean!


1. Name the fruit seen here, grown in the Caribbean, as well as West Africa and Central America. The gourds of the fruit are often used as bowls, and its name is often used in the Southern US for a term meaning “fish fry”.

Question 1

2. The dish seen here is the national dish of Barbados. It is comprised of cou-cou, which is made of cornmeal and okra, and what kind of fish? Apparently, Barbados is often considered the “land of” this fish.

Question 2

3. Essentially Cuban rice and beans, name the popular Cuban dish seen here. Its name comes from two groups that have settled in Cuba in its history: one group from the Umayyad Caliphate in the 700s, and the other associated with the Reconquista of the 1400s.

Question 3

4. Especially seen on Jamaica, Dominica, and Trinidad & Tobago, name the thick stew seen here, typically made from taro or water spinach. The dish is also often made with amaranth leaves, and this dish’s name comes from alternative name of that plant.

Question 4

5. And we’ll end our Caribbean adventure with some rum! The logo seen here is the very appropriate logo of what Puerto Rican rum, produced by Destilería Serrallés?

Question 5

Tomorrow: With an eye on my archive, let’s go for yogurt, since that’ll be the first Y topic we’ve covered on the site.



1. Calabash
2. Flying fish
3. Moros y Cristianos
4. Callaloo
5. Don Q

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