Tomato, To-mat-to: 5 Foods That Are Called By Different Names in the Caribbean
Every-day words and phrases that are similar in many nations are often replaced by words and phrases that originated among Caribbean people; the same is true for what some foods and dishes are called.
The following five foods/dishes may be easily recognized by both American and Caribbean readers; however, they will be identified with very different names by both groups.
1) You Call it: Baked Mac n’ Cheese
Caribbean People Call it: Macaroni Pie
No matter what name it’s called by, it’s delicious.
2) You Call it: Eggplant
Caribbean People Call it: Melongene
In the Caribbean we roast these, stick them in a stew, or fry them up and make great veggie burgers with them.
3) You Call it: Rice Pilaf
Caribbean People Call it: Fried Rice
Also called mixed rice, this is a popular dish in the Caribbean.
4) You Call it: Peanut Smoothie
Caribbean People Call it: Peanut Punch
Prepared right, it certainly packs a punch.
5) You Call it: Green Beans/String Beans
Caribbean People Call it: Bodi Peas
In the Caribbean, this is a popular side dish that is prepared any way one fancies.
By: Danielle Dixon
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