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Arum

a genus of the family Araceae which contains many ornamental plants. Includes A. italicum, A. maculatum. Causes intense irritation to the oral mucosa, thought to be due to oxalate raphide crystals in the plant. Called also arum lily, cuckoopint, lords-and-ladies.
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Simmering on her stove is a savory broth of fish, pumpkin, carrots, dumplings, and ingredients known as "ground provisions" that include dasheen, sweet potatoes, and green fig or unripe bananas, along with pots filled with rice and chicken.
Place fillet on top and stick dasheen chips into the sweet potato, creating a flower petal effect.
And when it comes to the evening meal, why not ring the changes and swop roast potatoes for roast yam, swede for dasheen and cabbage for saag and enjoy a meal with a real Afro Caribbean twist?
The Sunshine Bar gave us our first taste of Tobagonian cuisine - dorado, chickpeas, plantains and calaloo, the thick soup based on dasheen leaves, okra and coconut milk, washed down with beer.
Callaloo is a spicy, creamy sauce made with dasheen leaves, okra, pumpkin, coconut milk and wild coriander.
Examples of new and traditional recipes will form part of the presentation, and visitors can expect to be educated in the ways of traditional Jamaican foods, such as ackee fruit, breadfruit and dasheen.