Belize might not be top of your foodie travel list, yet this small English-speaking country has some unique gastronomic attractions, says travel writer Kristine Hansen.
Marie Sharp makes a range of hot sauces that sit on every table in the country and are sold from her shop in Dangriga. Think not only chilli, but coconut jam and mango chutney.
Via boutique hotel, Cotton Tree Lodge, you can tour a cacao farm where you eat with a Mayan family, meet local growers, and best of all, make chocolate.
Fry jacks are a fluffy fried bread, and what every good Belizean has for breakfast. Try them with papaya jam, with tomato, eggs, tortillas and coffee, or with stewed chicken and beans.
An unexpected treat in Belize is the chance to enjoy a meal with a family in the 10,000-strong Mennonite community. A buggy ride through the community shows you the church, school and farm equipment, before you sit down to a table of farm-cooked food.