Tobago Blue Food Festival

Visit Tobago Beyond Blue Food

What is Blue Food? 

The term “Blue Food” is associated with the ground provision: Dasheen.
Dasheen is a tall- growing tropical plant that resembles the ornamental elephant-ear plant and cocoyam. The leaves, stems and the underground part of the dasheen plant are edible.

Also known as Taro, Dasheen is called Blue Food by locals as some versions of the root vegetable turn varying shades of blue and indigo when cooked.

Learn how local cooks take on the challenge of creating dynamic dishes out of the ground provision: DASHEEN. 

October 16th 2022