Held each August Bank Holiday since 1966, the Notting Hill Carnival is the largest festival celebration of its kind in Europe.
Ranging from reggae to dub to salsa, soca floats, steel bands, uplifting beats. Every year the streets of West London come alive, with the sounds and smells of Europe’s biggest street festival.
There's nothing quite like the smell of Notting Hill Carnival. Jerk chicken and fried plantain food stalls, and much more...
We're talking about the wonderful aromas of traditional Caribbean food. The Notting Hill Carnival provides the perfect introduction to jerk chicken, rice and peas and rum punch as well as the odd taste of other exotic cuisines. Bring a healthy appetite along to Carnival, as there are patties, curries, jerk chicken and fried plantain from the street stalls to sink your teeth into.
Trying a new cuisine
So you are an adventurous eater you are wondering whether you will like Caribbean food during the Carnival. Here are some examples of what you may find but you may not have known.
1. CURRY GOAT & ROTI (Trinidad &, Tobago)
Curry Goat and Roti is an example of the cultural diversity of Trinidad & Tobago. Over 80% of the former British Colony's population is made up of descendants of Indentured Indians (debt bondage) and enslaved Africans.
Fresh goat meat, curry powder, seasonings (lemon, onions, thyme, garlic, ginger, black pepper, salt, scotch bonnet, cilantro) and water.
Flour, baking powder, salt, margarine or ghee, split peas, geera, garlic, vegetable or sunflower oil. The dish is served open or wrapped.
2. MACKEREL RUNDOWN (Jamaica)
Mackerel Rundown is a thick sauce made of coconut milk boiled down with seasoning. Mackerel Rundown contains salted mackerel, coconut milk, onions, tomatoes, and seasoning. You usually have boiled green bananas with it.
Enjoy the event.
Dates are Sunday 24th August - Monday 25th August 2014
Location Notting Hill West London