March 4, 2024

Introducing Fat Pork – A Bite-Sized Delight!

The Caribbean islands, Barbados included, have been blessed with a range of exotic tropical fruits, including the Chrysobalanus icaco, locally known as “fat pork”. This fruit goes by other names in the other islands, including “coco plum”, “icaco” and “hog plum”. The origin of the name is unknown, but it’s […]
January 23, 2024

Breadfruit – There’s Nothing Quite Like It!

Written by Carla Bellot of @barbadianista Meet the versatile breadfruit, loved by Bajans and visitors alike. This starchy fruit is a nutritional powerhouse and can be enjoyed in so many ways! Packed with carbohydrates, and essential vitamins, breadfruit is a staple that has been relied on for centuries here in […]
February 11, 2023

Visiting Barbados? Here are 5 fun facts about the Island

Depending on who you ask, Barbados has various facades that make it a unique Caribbean destination. The island has recently clawed its way up several bucket lists thanks to a few telling factors such as being the birthplace of rum, its scrumptious Cou Cou and flying fish, and of course, the famous songstress Rihanna all playing a part.
October 4, 2022

Culinary Barbados: The unique food and Barbados rum culture

It is that time of the year when the culinary flavors of Barbados and its exquisite cultural cuisine will be on display. These delights will be available to visitors and locals alike as, through several activities surrounding food and rum, culinary artists and mixologists will showcase Barbadian food and rum culture.
July 9, 2022

Sugar, Rum and Molasses

Ships ahoy! The Story of Barbados sugar, rum and molasses Meet King Sugar Ships Ahoy!  That was the haunting call of the centuries-old movement to action, as the vessels bearing tons of sugar grown in Barbados, along with its by-products of molasses and rum, were loaded bound for Europe.  In […]
June 10, 2022

Tropical Fruits of Barbados

Traditions Retained Traversing the capital city of Bridgetown, along the many highways, bi-ways, alley-ways, streets, and street corners of this beautiful island, during the summer months you will come upon vendors offering their wares in fruit. The large trays are laden with fruit in an array of colours, which catches […]
April 1, 2022

Easter in Barbados

It is Easter In Barbados! It is April, and in this year 2022, Easter events and celebrations are on the list of things to do in Barbados. The calendar is diverse with traditions that have become woven into the fabric of cultural Barbadiana (things Barbadian) and practiced for centuries. The […]
February 3, 2022

Holetown Festival

Holetown Festival   If you are in Barbados during the month of February, you are in for a treat, as Barbadians celebrate the Holetown Festival.  Lickrish Food Tours invites you to celebrate in this expression of rich, vibrant Barbadian history and cultural heritage, as well as the indulge in the […]
December 18, 2021

Sorrel – A Bajan Christmas Delicacy

  Sorrel is a ruby-red drink made from the flowers of the Roselle plant (Hibiscus sabdariffa). This fruity, fragrant beverage is a popular Christmas delicacy in Barbados and across the Caribbean. While traditionally home-made, it can be found in restaurants, bars, supermarkets and other retail establishments.   The Roselle plant […]