Don’t let the boarded up window on the side of the road dissuade you, Jemma’s Sea View Kitchen has one ofÂ theÂ best views in Tobago. And yes, like the sign says, it’s a proper treehouse, too, resting in the boughs of an Indian almond tree. (Which goes a way towards explaining why the breeze from the sea – and the panorama of Goat Bay and Little Tobago – isÂ so fine.) It’s also a popular location for home cooking, Trini-style: curried shrimp, fish stew, grilled lobster, and a handful of old-fashioned herbal drinks like maundy fizz. Beyond having a niceÂ pieceÂ of fish or fruit, I’ve never had an affinity forÂ CaribbeanÂ cuisine. It’s so boring – and starchy. Not so TrinidadÂ and Tobago, however; the influence of FrenchÂ andÂ Indian flavors combine to create dishes that are unique, like roti, a thin Indian bread piled with potato, chana and curried chicken, doubles, which I’ve already gone on about, and pelau, a rice and chicken jambalaya that’s closer in spirit to paella. Two new additions to the favored list, thanks to Jemma: breadfruit pie,Â whichÂ has all the texture and taste of a really creamy mac ‘n’ cheese and tanya fritters, a crunchy hush puppie made of ground provisionsÂ with a healthy kick of cayenne. Does the rest of theÂ CaribbeanÂ know what’s going on here – or do they just not care?