The delightful and irresistible Vincy Cuisine that we eat at Richmond Vale Academy (RVA), is inspired by our longtime friend and activist Empress Modupe Olufunmi-Jacobs' amazing recipes.
Empress Modupe Olufunmi-Jacobs cook with an eclectic compilation of mainly vegetarian Caribbean recipes that Haitian-born Rastafarian activist and chef Empress has collected from friends and family.
She adopted St. Vincent & The Grenadines as her homeland.
And her recipes join the use of fresh local agricultural produce and fish harvested in St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
Besides, she is the host of the 'We Cookin' television show on St. Vincent & the Grenadines TV.
This is a weekly cooking show, featuring the local and international chefs working in St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
Her recipes rely largely on fresh, locally grown products and locally caught fish.
Empress Modupe Olufunmi can use occasionally products from the store, like a jar of pasta sauce or can of coconut milk, or even a bouillon cube or two.
And the popular rice, soy "meat", soy sauce and olive oil appears in her recipes too.
But the mainstays are the ground provisions produced here in St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
These straight-from-the-land breadfruit, pigeon peas, pumpkin, cucumbers, ackee, and eggplant, seasoned with fresh herbs such as Chandon beni, thyme, scallions, and ginger are part of the recipes.
Her plates caught the best of the Vincy Cuisine, nothing is over the flavor or too sour.
Also, the fish puts in an appearance, but meat is eschewed, replaced by unusual 'gluten steaks'.
For example, this plate with fish is prepared by washing the starch out of ordinary wheat flour, boiling the residue like dumplings, slicing it and then seasoning it as a meat substitute, as gluten kabobs.
Besides, another great characteristic is that any plate of the Vincy Cuisine requires being cooked with stove-top.
Just as the traditional Caribbean method of cooking over a coal pot.
If you want to learn more about Vincy Cuisine, watch the cooking show in the videos below.
Also, you can support the Vincy cuisine by buying We Cook book online on Amazon.