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History of Mauritian Gastronomy

Mauritian food savourOn the 8th November 1639, Dutch governor Adrian Van der Stel, upon leaving their colony of Batavia (now, Indonesia), put on board a few pairs of deer hoping that they would multiply and eventually become a food source for the young colony of Mauritius. They were released at the feet of Lion Mountain in Vieux Grand Port and from there spread all over the island, although damaging the flora they nevertheless did feed the local population.

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