Nyesha Arrington’s Guide to Belize

Nyesha Arrington’s Guide to Belize

Over the sea and through the jungle to the best dang seafood, and fry breads you’ll ever have.

May 16, 2019
Nyesha Arrington’s Guide to Belize

Nyesha Arrington’s Guide to Belize

Over the sea and through the jungle to the best dang seafood, and fry breads you’ll ever have.

May 16, 2019
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Nyesha Arrington’s Guide to Belize

 

For those following along on Instagram, Chef Nyesha Arrington is one busy woman. Between speaking on panels about improving the food system, cheffing at the Beard House, supporting sustainable food at the farmers’ market, and a zillion other things, she also took a magical trip to Belize with us to explore the country in partnership with the Belize Tourism Board. Here’s a peep at some of her personal highlights from the adventure, which you can find rolling out over in our video section right this way.

Estel’s Dine by the Sea (San Pedro)

"This is the perfect introduction to Belize. Estella is the hard-working woman behind this humble and intentional beach setting. The fry jacks [fried bread] are delicious and have a nice light chewy texture to them. They were one of the main things I ate across the country, because I was so fascinated with understanding how each place made them differently."

Elvi’s Kitchen (San Pedro)

"Elvi’s started out as a tiny sandy-floored shack that served hamburgers and then overtime it grew around this amazing tree that was in the middle of the dining room. They served a few dishes that I am still thinking about. One was this huge wonderfully crunchy whole fish­–definitely a show stopper when it comes out­–with a little trio of sauces. They have great beans and rice. Elvi also makes a dish that was passed down from her mom which is a truly delicious curry with shrimp. She said she'd been working on it since she was a kid. That, for me, was the most special, and I thought it was beautiful to hear her talk about that legacy."

Asha’s Culture Kitchen (Punta Gorda)

"I was so happy we went here, it just felt super rad and down to earth, and I loved Asha’s vibe. He was just so proud and seemed like such a good community guy. The coconut fish curry was probably my favorite of the trip."

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