The Caribbean. We think of swaying palm trees, crystal blue water and sunshine. Caribbean cuisine reflects that taste of island paradise, yet the fusion of Spanish, African, Indian, British, and Creole cuisines brought by immigrants are unmistakable. Central to Caribbean cuisine is the wide variety of locally available tropical fruits, seafood and meats that find their way into a variety of grilled dishes, stews and curries. Caribbean cuisine is best know for “jerk” style cooking method native to Jamaica, in which meats are marinated in a hot spicy marinade, then grilled or roasted. We have included Floribbean cuisine in this list as it approaches the cuisine with similarly exotic ingredients, typically with less heat.