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Cooking classes, Barbados

Bajan dishes have a strong connection with English, Spanish and West African menus, but with a definite Caribbean twist. Local seasonings and spices are added to typically English ingredients, such as onions, potatoes, chicken and fish. So, what better way to learn how to prepare and cook authentic Bajan food than to join a special cookery class?

The national dish of Barbados is couscous and fried flying fish served with gravy, which is quite a simple meal to make and lots of fun with guidance from local chefs. They will give you step by step guidance throughout the lesson to ensure your meal has all the authentic taste of the Caribbean. You can then get to sit back, relax and savour the taste of your very own authentic Bajan dish.

Some classes also include shopping for your meal’s ingredients before the preparation and cooking, so you can venture to the market yourself. Learn how to fillet fish at the Bridgetown Fish Market, before returning to your host’s home to cook a delicious lunch and dessert. You can even learn how to make a genuine Bajan Rum Punch go with your meal – amazing.