Gourmet Corner

Many Caribbean islands are synonymous with “magic,” but the kind of magic found in Martinique is, quite simply, culinary. Cooking here is an art practiced by wizardly chefs who can take something very ordinary, like spiny sea urchins, do secret things to them, and — with just a whisper of “open sesame” to the oven door — bring forth a soufflé that is positively spellbinding. Food sets Martinique apart from the other Caribbean islands.