'West Indies' on Serious Eats

Roti, From India By Way of Trinidad

I love Jonathan Levitt's piece in the Boston Globe on his city's Indo-Trinidadian roti shops, where you can buy freshly-made flatbreads or wraps made from them filled with curried meat, vegetables and pickles. Rotis originated in India but have long been a staple in Trinidadian cuisine, a result of workers migrating from the subcontinent in the 1800s to the West Indies and Caribbean and bringing their foods with them. I usually avoid fusion restaurants like the plague because most of them to me feel like someone's haphazardly slapped Cuisine A together with Cuisine B, hoping that the resulting hodgepodge will bring yuppies seeking easy adventures through the door, but the cuisines of migration seem to me to always highlight... More

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