During the Winter of 2012, Kristin Fuhrmann Simmons participated in the Belize Tourism Board, Road Warrior Project in partnership with the Matador Network. Her writing can be seen in the daily blog roll.
Links to info on Belize:
http://www.travelbelize.org – The Belizean Tourism Board’s Official Site
http://travelbelize.org/savorbelize/ – The Food and Flavor of Belize
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belize – The Wiki overview
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/belize – A well written traveler’s guide
“Belize is a food lover’s paradise. The flavors of cuisine can be attributed to the conflation of cultures, and the support of a burgeoning interest in culinary tourism. Belize has a long and storied reputation for attracting and welcoming people, starting as the native home of the Mayans, then the Spanish and English colonials. The country welcomed refugee Garifunan, a Caribbean island people who are direct descendents of shipwrecked African slaves and Arawak Indians. Belize has also been populated by inhabitants of the commonwealths of the UK, and the Chinese. Most recently, it has been called home by Mennonites migrating from North America, and Latinos from around Central America.
Each group has brought with it a distinct set of cooking practices. When applied to the natural resources of the land and sea, they make for an eye-opening eating experience.” Kristin F. Simmons