Ainsley Harriot is a British celebrity chef and television presenter who has done many shows and written many works about food. But as he himself has said the one thing he hadn’t experienced was street food. So, his new show, Ainsley Harriott’s Street Food seeks to explore various types of street food all over the world. Episode 2, Aired on May 24th, 2015, saw him visit our beautiful shores. He has roots in the Caribbean but he only visited Barbados as a tourist tasting the usual tourist cuisine, but never really experiencing what ‘real Bajans’ are eating and cooking on the streets. Now was his opportunity to do so, while also learning what makes our food uniquely Bajan.
On his visit here, he was able to sample a chicken and potato roti with rum punch on the beach, some rice and kidney beans and our national dish, cou cou and flying fish at Mustard’s restaurant. He managed to also try some fishcakes from the popular Hot Legendary Fish Cakes. As you can see above, Ainsley quite enjoyed this specific delicacy. Ainsley visited the Bridgetown market as well, where he sampled some traditional Bajan pepper sauce. He was even exposed to the preparation of a red snapper fish, learning how to season it with some traditional Bajan seasoning. He continued his journey by sampling food served on mobile vans and was very impressed with the food served just on the outskirts of Holetown (before the Sandy Lane Hotel). Finally, his trip to Barbados could not be complete without visiting Oistins on Friday night and eating some pudding and souse on Saturday.
The full Barbados episode can be viewed here: http://vodlocker.com/428kt06udc2f