Whether you enjoy Dominica foods and recipes or you just love Dominican cooking, experience Dominica Gourmet.
How this all started
I started documenting my food journey at the height of the pandemic when California residents were requested to shelter in place. I work in tech, and so I usually had meals at work. I’d often take my family to work to enjoy dinners as well. It was super convenient. On the days they weren’t dining at work with me, we were ordering pizza or other foods from our local restaurants. After a week at home, I had to reintroduce myself to my kitchen. Even though I cooked on the weekends, as a working mom, I never really took the time to embrace the experience fully. I was then tasked with feeding my family of six (including my mother-in-law) daily.
I needed comfort food. So when the opportunity presented itself, I went back to a time when I felt most comforted, my childhood. I reconnected with my Dominica roots and joined a rapidly growing Facebook Dominican food group. I then started sharing my dishes. Whenever anyone requested the recipes, I shared them in the comments section. This non-scalable process drove me to document what I prepared and share it publicly. It became a very therapeutic process in these uncertain times.
Come with me on my Dominica foods and recipe journey, as I introduce you to the foods that I grew up on, and have transformed into my own interpretation. I’ll post foods, ingredients, and recipes that I’ve inherited from my family and through generations of great Dominican cooks.
I currently call Northern California home, so getting fresh island ingredients is a bit of a challenge. Still, I’ll make the best of this experience and prepare my meals as authentic as I can. Dominican cooking and Dominica food and recipes are unique and I try my best to do fidelity to the process.
Thank you for coming on this food journey about foods from the beautiful island of Dominica.
The national dish of Dominica is calalloo