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BITS OF CULTURE - Cayman Islands
 
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Diet
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Cultural Values

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Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
 
Health Care Values

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Diet
  • Traditional Caymanian food includes turtle, brought to the table in the form of soup, stew, or steak, and conch (pronounced konk).
  • Conch is a versatile dish and may be served as an appetizer in the form of fritters, a soup prepared as a chowder or thick with onions and spices as a stew, or even uncooked, marinated in lime juice as ceviche.
  • Other favorites are: Breadfruit (similar in taste to a potato, and served in as many ways), cassava (another potato-like vegetable), fish tea (a broth-like soup), johnny cake (fried bread), patty (a meat pie that's a Caribbean standard as popular as the American hamburger), pumpkin soup (using Caribbean pumpkins, which are not sweet), saltfish (dried and salted codfish), and ackee (a fruit that tastes somewhat like scrambled eggs and, for breakfast, is served with saltfish.

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Interesting Facts
  • The islands were initially named "Las Tortugas" (The Turtles) by Christopher Columbus. The Later, the mistaken identification of the large numbers of local iguanas for alligators, resulted in the islands being renamed the Cayman Islands (after the Caymans alligator).

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