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Fried Plantain from Billy's in Brixton

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Fried Plantain from Billy's in Brixton

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Fried Plantain from Billy's in Brixton

During the 1950s, Caribbean food tended to arrive as part of a migrant’s luggage. During the next decade, however, a number of small businesses in England emerged to meet the demand from migrants for products and dishes that brought them familiar tastes from back home. Soon there was a whole industry supplying these needs. In such places as Brixton market, imported Caribbean produce – yams, saltfish and plantain – have become a familiar sight and an important part of the local economy. Plantains are a hard starchy banana and can be used in many of the same ways as the potato. Delicious when chopped and fried, the dish can accompany meat or be served as an appetizer or snack.

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It's a significant part of my life in London in the 21st Century

Ade Adeluwoye


This is not an English - it's Caribbean. Never has been traditionally English and never will be.
Mark


Ive never been to Billies but love carribean food... Most definatly on my list next time i'm in Brixton!
Clairew


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