The Traveler’s Dishlist: 5 Things You MUST Eat In Barbados

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Mount Gay Rum is a staple in the rum shacks around the island. We got a tour through the sugar cane fields, and I even got to harvest some myself and eat it fresh!

You might know I’m the Food Editor at LAist, but did you know that our parent site just launched Gothamist Getaways? I’m contributing all sorts of culinary travel stories to the site, including my new column called The Traveler’s Dishlist.

In all my globetrotting, I found that there was a real lack of one definitive resource to see what the absolute must-trys are in a region. Enter The Dishlist. The whole idea of the column is to tell you what the top 5 local dishes are for a given region, how to say it like a native when necessary, and where to find the best. To kick it off, we’re starting with the ultimate snowbird location, Barbados.

You can read the full story there.

Spanish tuna nicoise on top,  chicken cobb on the bottom, and a Hot Lei (coconut water, pineapple, lemon, honey, cayenne) to finish. Boom!
Bento and I bid you a very restful holiday weekend.
Maple glazed heirloom carrots and radishes for a late lunch here at Casita de Krista. Now, time for yoga!
Totally in love with @MatteisTavern Asian-inspired grilled avocado with fresh wasabi and ponzu. Perfect for Labor Day Weekend #grilling! Recipe link in my profile.
My #CurrentObsession: the wacky and whimsical food "vehicles" @Barton_G_LA...and the redonkulously good churros with Chinese 5 spice hot cocoa that come in them! Link to story in my profile.
#LunchAlDesko: kale salad with seared bison, Saint Agur blue, raisins, radishes, and red grapes. Finished with @jacobsensaltco for good measure:-) Cc @bonappetitmag.
Happy #NationalDogDay to the most regal Shiba in all the land and my bestest of friends, Mr. Bento Beans.
Behold, the coffee cake of your dreams @republiqueLA -- moist and fluffy as can be, topped with ripe CA figs and *just* the right crumble. Thanks for saving me a slice, @letmeeatcake!
As far as Monday evenings go, this is pretttttty good. Really enjoying @zoenathanloeb's @huckcafe cookbook and quality time with Bento. Polka dot pages FTW!
Flat white and a macchiato @handlebarcoffee with @mkretovics before heading home. Ahhh, why must weekends END? 🍷☕️🌿💃☀️
Morning run through the vineyards, the smell of ripe grapes and wet earth in the air. Harvest really is the best time of the year! Great way to kick off @melissamachat's bday weekend in Santa Inez!
Raise a glass to the end of summer with this lovely rhubarb, fennel, and blood orange cocktail. It's the best way to beat the heat, and can be prebatched for your Labor Day shenanigans. Recipe on my blog, link in my profile!
I grew some tomatoes and basil and put burrata on them. It's been one of my best life decisions thus far.
Sunday 'que with my favorite Texans, @bludsosbar and @mkretovics.
Daydreaming of the colorful and delightfully creamy carrot butter risotto @fundamentalLA. Their tasting menu is a steal at 3 courses + dessert for $39!
The smell of @cofaxcoffee's breakfast burrito being made is enough to drive you wild: smoked home fries, sizzling ancho chile-laden chorizo, fresh fried tortilla chips, and fluffy scrambled eggs all cradled in a warm flour tortilla. Add some slices of creamy California avocado, and it's pure burrito bliss. (@thestaceysun @letmeeatcake @ohjoy & @mkretovics me do it!)
If this knucklehead can grow veggies on a cement strip between two apartment buildings using old shopping carts as containers, so can you!
All the #LAFoodFriends were after a shot of my gorgeous bowl of homemade coconut granola and market berries, but can you blame em? Sometimes the simplest things are the best! Thx for the wonderful morning @whatsgabycookin and @aidamollenkamp!
Take a peek at Commissary, @ridingshotgunla's b-side to POT that's really a hit on it's own. This gorgeous greenhouse restaurant in #KTown does veggies justice! Link is in my profile.
Sunset over the Pacific with a glass of @SilverOak cab @TerraneaResort. Doesn't get more California than that, folks.

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