All Conched Out

May 20, 2012

Rachel and I just returned from a vacation in Grand Bahama, and we’re both pretty wiped. The photos below we took in December of 2008 still very much reflect the native cuisine of the island, and I can assure you, we ate an awful lot of it this trip.

I’ll have some new photos of Bahamaian beach food (and the beautiful beaches) to put up shortly. But in the mean time, feast your eyes on the Island nation’s favorite marine gastropod, the ubiquitous Bahamian conch.

West End, Grand Bahama Island by you.

This is one of the many conch shell dumping grounds on Grand Bahama Island. There are literally tens of thousands of shells here in this one pile.

In the Bahamas, it’s all about the Conch. Click on the “Read the rest of this entry” link below for more.

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Videos: Conch Salad in the Bahamas

December 28, 2008

liveconch by you.

Click on the photo to watch Conch Salad being made on Grand Bahama Island.

Conch Salad was one of my most favorite things to eat during our trip to Grand Bahama. I shot the above video while visiting Big Daddy Brown’s Conch Stand in the Port Lucaya Marketplace, as well as at Barbara Walker’s Conch Stand in the Freeport Vendor Market.

I found another really great video by Frank and Meg, who unlike myself, clearly know what they are doing when it comes to video editing (and own superior video equipment) and who apparently visited Freeport only a few weeks before we did.