Galley Wench Tales

Exploring the world through the people we meet
and the food they eat.

One good consistency – the promotion of locally
grown and produced food and other
products. Here’s one of the more popular
markets in St. Lucia displaying local products.

Why in a relatively small Caribbean town like Vieux Fort are two of the busiest restaurants are… Chinese?

Why is chicken from the Unites States cheaper than local birds?
Why is styrofoam so popular in markets for prepackaging produce on an island where waste is a problem?  Why is there so little evidence of recycling?
Why are peppers sold everywhere, pepper sauce more common than ketchup, but most Saint Lucian food is notoriously bland?
Inquiring minds want to know!  Your theories are welcome.