Gastro Traveling: 5 Foodie Vacations for the Epicurious
Delicious locations and tips to help you plan your next gastro-trip.
4. Turks and Caicos, British West Indies
Your mind may wander to these Caribbean islands as you day-dream of a much-needed vacation, however it’s probably not what comes to mind when you’re craving a culinary adventure. Well, now you can have your beach and eat well too!
Seasoned tofu and veggies like this need to be arranged in advance at most places. Luckily, most resorts are happy to oblige.
There’s incredible food throughout the Caribbean, but the wealthy Turks and Caicos island of Providenciales stands out. Combining African, Spanish, Indian, and French flavors, West Indian cuisine is a complex fusion of spices and textures. The Turks and Caicos have everything from roadside stands to five-star restaurants (more about that here), but the most common ingredient is conch (which is basically a giant snail). When we went scuba diving (and you simply must, as the water is crystal clear and the diving companies are very professional), our captain took us to a deserted beach for lunch, and we dined on just-caught conch mixed into a salad.