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Cooking & celebrating food
from St Helena Island

We’re two St Helenian’s who want to share our love and memories of St Helena food.  Learn how to cook ‘Saint’ food with recipes and videos, and discover what makes St Helena so special.

St Helena Recipes

St Helena Island Plo

Plo

The greatest, most flexible one pot dish you can make, ever!

St Helena Coconut Fingers

The best cake in the world!

Boiled Pudding St Helena

A pudding so good, people travel days for a piece.

What makes St Helena special

About St Helena

It is in the middle of nowhere

St Helena Island is located 1,200 miles from the South-West coast of Africa and 1,800 miles from South America. 47 square miles in size, it is home to about 4,000 people.

Home to the oldest living land animal

A Seychelles Giant Tortoise, named Jonathan. He lives with his other Tortoise friends at Plantation House and its estimated to be between 170 and 200 years old.

St Helena Jonathan
St Helena Coffee

St Helena Coffee is one of the best in the world!

Imported into Island during the 18th century, the Green Tipped Bourbon Arabica bean grown on the island has remained pure and unchanged since then.  It makes for a smooth and delicate favoured coffee.

Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte died there

St Helena was home to the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte from 1815 until his death on the island in 1821.  He lived in a couple of places on the island which you can still visit today.

St Helena Napoleon

Sub-tropical island paradise unlike anywhere else in the world!

St Helena Products

We have created some special St Helena related gifts and souvenirs to help fund our efforts.  It is just the two of us paying for all our costs, and we would be very appreciative of any purchase to help.  Thank you for your support.

Try a St Helena Recipe

Pea Soup

Pea Soup

Pea Soup is one of those heartwarmingly satisfying staples of the winter months.  My Mum would make up a huge batch using bacon bones and serve with fresh bread from Solomon’s bakery and margarine when I was growing up.  I can remember eating a bowl of this salty starchy goodness on camping trips over the Easter holidays out at Horse Pasture and fighting with my Brother over who would get the big bone in the pot.  Something we still do now!