Central America

Old Havana, cab drivers - Food Gyspy

Old Havana with Food Gypsy

February 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Whisking you away to Old Havana for a little video Foodie Escapism on a Friday. The people, the food, the culture of Cuba's Old Havana... there may have been rum involved. ...

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A sad piece of news from south of the border reached me this weekend, Ed Hoffman, proprietor of Cantina Habanero & JJ’s Cantina in Puerto Morelos, Mexico passed away suddenly on January 14th, 2011. He...

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Cuba, Havana, coffee - Food Gypsy

Three Cups of Coffee – Mornings by Food Gypsy

October 25, 2010 | 2 Comments

More than caffeine, coffee is a morning ritual for me. The smell of it, the way it fills the room with a warm, heavy aroma. In my travels through Central America, I thrilled...

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Roatan, Honduras.  No plans.  No reservations.  No local currency and not a care in the world.  I never travel like that.  I’m a planner.  I like to know.  I like to think about it and...

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Mrs. Dolse Conner, Roatan - Food Gypsy

Roatan, Honduras – Island Cooking

October 10, 2010 | 16 Comments

Deep in the Caribbean in the Bay Islands off Honduras is a living gem – Roatan, Honduras. A day of adventure and Island Cooking....

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In the heart of Old Havana, off Plaza de Armas, lined with book sellers and merchants, is a large awning covered outdoor restaurant lined with potted flowers and ferns – Cafe La Mina. ...

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Cuban Flavour – FRESH!

October 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

On my Life from Scratch journey Mexico was rest.  Belize, recreation.  And Cuba?  Rebellion?  Revolution?  Nope.  Resolution. Resolved to find the food that fuels its lovely people, the food that sustains its pulsating beat, I...

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Chef Silvano Cruz, Cuba - FG

Feeding a Four Star Army

August 21, 2010 | 3 Comments

Chef in Profile: Executive Chef, Silvano Cruz - Sol Cayo Largo, Cuba On the shores of Cuba’s Cayo Largo de Sur - a tiny island in the Caribbean off the south west...

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Hole-in-the-Wall-Roatan - Food Gypsy

Not just another… Hole in the Wall

August 16, 2010 | 7 Comments

It was an adventure just getting there, two hours by scooter winding over pot-hole ridden jungle roads of Roatan, down a steep gravel path rutted by recent rains, through the fishing village of Jonesville, to the boat...

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Mexican Street Doughnuts - Food Gypsy

Mexican Quickies – Street Sweets

August 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

Mexico has become a jumping off place for me, in and out and constantly on the move, it’s also a place where I ‘discover’ I’m hungry, like now.  This section on “Mexican Quickies” is a tribute...

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Coconut Shrimp, Roatan - Food Gypsy

Coconut Shrimp

August 5, 2010 | 2 Comments

Recipe by reader request. The fruit of the sea... coconut-ed. So easy. Try it at home. Compliments of The Thirsty Turtle, Bananarama Dive's Eco Friendly Resort - West Bay Beach, Roatan...

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Paskayitos, Shrimp Tacos - Food Gypsy

Mexican Quickies – PasKAYitos

August 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

Best shrimp tacos… EVER. Its bright orange you can’t miss it. Paskayitos serves one thing and one thing only, seafood.  So fresh it’s nearly wriggling.   Throughout the spring and summer I’ve been junctioning out of...

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