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Andrew Zimmern of Travel Channel on STX


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January 23, 2013 10:13 pm  

Read this article in the Source and this guy totally gets it. (tu)(tu) Hopefully some of the business owners that frequent this site would take his advice. Here are some of his quotes that I loved.

"I don't understand the tourism business but I do understand the food business and, for my taste, I do not want to come down to the islands for a half-baked version of French or Italian food. You see it in every island. St. Croix is not alone in that regard. There is no island that is immune to that disease," he said.

I've never understood this one either in regards to finding a pate'

"There are no pates on the menu at the hotel. I don't understand that. I think pates should be on the menu at every hotel. Local food is a selling point for tourism. ... I can have a club sandwich at home. But a great grilled fish sandwich on fry bread with a little tamarind sauce, I mean that is what I was served in someone's home the other day. It was a fantastic sandwich," he said.

"The combination of the saltfish and the sweet potato is fabulous. ... It’s so ridiculously good," he said. "If you put this on a plate in a fancy faux Caribbean restaurant in Miami, we'd be writing about it for years," he said.

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January 23, 2013 10:19 pm  

I saw the article on STT Source and thought it was wonderful publicity for STX.
It's true tho, so hard to find the old style caribbean flavors that one grew up with!

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January 23, 2013 11:53 pm  

i saw the article in the avis. now i just have to remember to watch it on feb 11

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January 24, 2013 12:04 am  

I love it! He said it perfectly.
My husband and I always try to find good, local, authentic food when we travel... that's the best way to experience other cultures.

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