Buh-bye boiled Cassava!
The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) in St. Lucia has published a cookbook featuring 25 original cassava recipes, and who knew the starchy staple could be prepared in such sweet and savoury ways!
Not many, according to Ikumi Rikimaru, the JICA volunteer who coordinated the book. “At this year’s Cassava & Seafood Festival, a survey conducted showed that many locals don’t know how to prepare and treat cassava. As a result, Department of Agriculture decided to develop a book highlighting the various ways of preparing, treating and using raw cassava and cassava products”, shared Rikimaru. She hopes the information provided “helps to increase consumption of cassava and other local ingredients in St. Lucia.”
Ranging from fresh twists on traditional favourites to creative gourmet dishes, the recipes were developed in partnership with local bakeries, hotels, restaurants, and even schools. All recipes were reviewed by Lisa Hunt-Mitchell, Chief Nutritionist from the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
You can browse the free digital copy of the cookbook right here!
The St. Lucia Cassava Recipe Book is a joint collaboration between: