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Captain Cook's Last Meal New York 2007 - Bajan Café

Bajan Café

Bajan Café

456 Schenectady Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11203


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Explorer and captain in the British Navy, James Cook discovered Hawaii and became the first European to set foot on the coast of Australia. But culinarily, he left a footprint of a different sort, bringing all sorts of botanicals back to the Caribbean. It was he who was responsible for introducing breadfruit into Barbados, where it quickly became a staple. Accordingly, his meal at Bajan Café will consist of a pair of flying-fish filets, lightly breaded and sided with breadfruit cou-cou, a glorious mush containing little flecks of okra to help it slide down easy.
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