The Romney’s Ville Crucian Christmas Festival Food Fair
The Romney’s Ville Crucian Christmas Festival Food Fair was held at the Christian “Shan” Hendricks Market in Christiansted, St. Croix on 22nd of December, 2000. The food fair was named in honor of Romney Williams. Featured were most of the islands local foods such as kallaloo, fish and Johnny cake, roast pork, beans and rice, fungi and boil fish, potato stuffing, stew goat and seasoned rice, bull foot soup, red beans soup, salmon balls, roti, shish kebabs and souse. Drinks consisted of sorrel, ginger beer, maubi, lemonade, passion fruit, tamarind and spiked drinks such as coquito and guavaberry. The candies featured were sugar babies, sugar cakes, ginger sugar cakes, lozengers, tamarind balls and peppermint candies. Guava, guavaberry, coconut and pineapple tarts tempted the palates. Of course it would not be Christmas without our local “Sweet Bread.” What a day of feasting and meeting friends!