Being in the Florida Keys for 7 months gave us a good understanding of the cuisine in this part of southern Florida. One of the joys of traveling and this RV adventure is experiencing local and common foods of the area.
Keys’ cuisine is influenced by multiple cultures like early settlers from Spain, the Bahamas, Cuba, and merchants from New England. The Keys are known for farming pineapples, limes, tomatoes, and melons. Of course their location on the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico brings vast seafood opportunities.
In the 112 mile long stretch, there are 1700 islands. Some are well known (Key Largo and Key West), some are privately owned, some are part of Everglades National Park, and others are only accessible by boat. Continue reading