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Peace Corps Vanuatu Welcome Book | April 2010

Peace Corps Vanuatu Welcome Book | April 2010

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Peace Corps Vanuatu Welcome Book
Peace Corps Vanuatu Welcome Book

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Published by: Accessible Journal Media Peace Corps Docs on Jun 14, 2010
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Vanuatu has an abundance of fruits, root crops, and vegetables. Most island families grow food in their gardens, and
food shortages are rare. There are a few markets and numerous stores on the main islands of Santo and Efaté that
carry canned goods, meats, spices, fresh vegetables, cheese, cereal, milk, rice, pasta, and chocolate. On other islands,
there are fewer stores and markets and few refrigerated products, but you usually can obtain the essentials.

While many of Vanuatu’s foods, such as taros, yams, and breadfruit, will be familiar, you are likely to rapidly
develop a taste for virtually all of them. Papayas, pineapples, mangoes, plantains, and sweet potatoes are abundant
during much of the year. Coconut milk and cream are used to flavor many dishes, and you will soon appreciate them
as much as the Ni-Vanuatu do. Most food is cooked using hot stones or through boiling and steaming; very little food
is fried.

During PST, you will become familiar with Vanuatu’s traditional island food (fish, taro, yams, etc.), or aelan kakae
,

by eating it with your host family. You will eventually develop your favorite dishes and learn how to cook some of
them, albeit in your own style.

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