The cuisine of Guyana - South America
South America Guyana GY
The foods of Guyana
the national food of Guyana? pepperpot Along with chicken curry, and cook up rice, pepperpot is one of Guyana's national dishes. Pepperpot is a stewed meat dish, strongly flavoured with cinnamon, cassareep (a special sauce made from the cassava root) and other basic ingredients, including Caribbean hot peppers.
Guyanese food is simple, earthy, tasty and comforting. It is quite similar to that of the rest of the Anglo Caribbean countries such as Antigua, thanks to a similar ethnic mix. Indeed, the food reflects the varied culture of the country, whose inhabitants are of African, Creole, East Indian, Amerindian, Portuguese, Chinese and even European (British) descent, and its colonial history.
Cooking in Guyana