Farine (flour in English) in St. Vincent and the Grenadines is made by grating cassava and squeezing it through a cloth to extract the roots' toxic juice. The mixture is then cooked over a fire in a large metal pot. Farine is used as a stuffing in meat or fish, as a cereal, and in desserts such as Cassava Pone Pudding. Farine is also known as Coo-coo or Cou-Cou in the Caribbean which is the equivalent of polenta or grits, based on cassava or manioc meal. Coo-Coo is very versatile food source, it can be baked, fried or rolled into little balls and poached in soups or stews and made into a dessert. St. Vincent and the Grenadines is located in the Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago. The Grenadines include 32 islands, the largest of which are Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, and Union. Some of the smaller islands are privately owned.

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