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Heritage Plates: Cooking with Indigenous Spices and Herbs

The Arawak Indians are the indigenous people of the West Indies. They are thought to have migrated from South America 1500 years ago. These original inhabitants of the West Indies were known as a peaceful and quiet people until the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1494. Over time as Europeans migrated and established the slave trade, many of the Arawak people died off. Much of their culture died with them with the exception of their food which still influences many island recipes today. Over the years the West Indian dinner plate has morphed into a beautiful amalgamation of diverse, rich, and spicy fresh foods with flavors from Spain, India, France, Netherlands, and West Africa. Arawak Farm® products provides a bridge...

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4 Rules to Pairing Wines with Spicy Foods

4 Rules to Pairing Wines with Spicy Foods In honor  to our loyal Spicy lovers; we at Arawak Farm decided to untangle the mystery behind why Spicy foods and Wine “don’t mix”.     The Challenge Mixing Spicy food and wines is definitely a challenge; everyone who’s ever tried it knows that one usually overpowers the other and you’re left detracted from the real flavor of your dish. Spicy foods, like our Spicy  Herbed Chicken Wings , are fiery, feisty and  flavored with different hers & spices; it would be sinful to not be able to taste them. In order for you to get the best of the dish and its flavors, and enjoy a great glass of wine just...

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