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A seaside kitchen, Literature and film, Arts and culture, Dominican Republic
A seaside kitchen

Dominican cuisine is a blend of Creole, Spanish, and French influences.

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Literature and film Dominican Republic
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Literature and film

Rarely translated, few Dominican literature novels make their way across the Atlantic. The writers that cannot be ignored are Jose Joaquin Perez and Salome Urena de Henriquez, both from the end of the 19th century. They are the founders of the Dominican Republic's national literature. The author of 'Enriquillo', Manuel Jesus Galvan deserves a mention. Dominican cinemas are not crowded, unless an American film is showing.

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Typical Dominican dishes, Literature and film, Arts and culture, Dominican Republic
Typical Dominican dishes

Fish and seafood dishes such as squid are available in all of the restaurants here.

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Rice and bean purée, Literature and film, Arts and culture, Dominican Republic
Rice and bean purée

Bandera is a typical dish consisting of white rice, red beans, and stewed meat served with salad and fried plantain bananas (platanos fritos).

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Cuisine, Literature and film, Arts and culture, Dominican Republic
Cuisine

Lobster and crayfish are also readily available but, for economical reasons, fried chicken is the most popular food, whilst rum is the most popular alcoholic beverage.

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Jams, Literature and film, Arts and culture, Dominican Republic
Jams

Mango, orange, banana, guava, passion fruit, soursop: there is something for everyone!

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Coffee, Literature and film, Arts and culture, Dominican Republic
Coffee

The Dominican Republic has excellent eco-friendly coffee plantations, such as La Mamie.

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