Cook Islands food critic Jared Cook says the food he grew up eating at home is being replaced by processed foods.
Cook islands, a former British overseas territory, has been one of the most visited countries in the world for the past two decades.
It has a population of more than 1.5 million and is famous for its traditional, organic, local produce and its colourful, colorful, fun and adventurous restaurants.
Cook Islands food writer Jared Cook was born in Cook Islands but has spent his entire adult life in Australia.
He has been writing about food and culture in Australia for over 10 years.
“Cook Islands is in the process of going through a rapid transformation and, like many other islands, it’s in a transition phase, which is where we are now,” he said.
“It’s a very exciting time for us as an island country, but it’s also a time of great opportunity.”
Cook Islands tourism to Australia is set to rise to almost 300,000 people by the end of 2020 and Cook Islands will be the second largest tourist destination in the country after New Zealand.
Cook Islands has had a population growth rate of more then 2.5 per cent per annum.
“We’re going through an amazing transformation and the fact that the Cook Islands are now one of our biggest tourism destinations is just one of many things that we are seeing as a result,” Cook said.
Cook said it was not just about the food but also about the culture and the traditions that people around the world have adopted from Cook Islands.
“There are many things we have adopted that we have found really interesting.
You could eat at our restaurants and you can also make a delicious curry and there’s a lot of things that you could also do that are really traditional,” Cook added.”
I think the thing about our island is that it’s an interesting island country because it’s a small country and it’s such a unique place that there’s no reason that we couldn’t have a lot more of the culture that is so important for Cook Islands.”