caribbean beachcomber

Broiled Banana Cake (recipe)

Broiled Banana Cake (recipe)

Hey everyone, here’s yet another installment of my ongoing Caribbean Beachcomber 1969 series. This year has all been about rediscovering vintage Caribbean Cookbooks and recipes from eras past. I’ve only scratched the tip of the iceberg so far, and am so excited about what 2011 […]

That Big Fat Banana Is A Plantain! (recipes)  – Caribbean Beachcomber July/August 1969

That Big Fat Banana Is A Plantain! (recipes) – Caribbean Beachcomber July/August 1969

So funny the things we take for granted sometimes. Growing up around plantains all my life it never occurred to me, until recently, that this fruit is almost completely unknown in many parts of the world! It was only through various conversations with people, primarily […]

Fruits & Vegetables: A Succulent Variety (page 1) – Caribbean Beachcomber July/August 1969

Fruits & Vegetables: A Succulent Variety (page 1) – Caribbean Beachcomber July/August 1969

(image: Stand at Port of Spain Market) Transcription: The marketplace is the best source of local gossip, news and camaraderie. Also available is a magnificent display of the fruits and vegetables which add flavor and distinction to the Caribbean table. Fresh greens, creamy ripe avocados, […]

Caribbean Beachcomber July/August 1969 – Bridgetown Market, Barbados (video)

Caribbean Beachcomber July/August 1969 – Bridgetown Market, Barbados (video)

Transcription: Wayside market in Bridgetown, Barbados. (Photo/Barbados Tourist Board) Back In Time Barbados Style

Caribbean Beachcomber July/August 1969 – Caribbean Food Overview

Caribbean Beachcomber July/August 1969 – Caribbean Food Overview

Transcription: Caribbean cuisine is so varied it is difficult to consider it a single cuisine. During the trading of slaves, food crops of all kinds were also interchanged between territories. As. a result, food and produce are similar throughout the Caribbean, but methods of cooking […]

Caribbean Beachcomber July/August 1969 – Sebastians On The Waterfront, St. Thomas

Transcription: Sebastians on the Waterfront is one of the most colorful – and oldest – of the restaurants on St. Thomas (Photo/Virgin Islands Tourist Board) Sebastian’s on the Waterfront appears to have been a place that travellers long remembered and felt attached to. References to […]

Ackee

Ackee is one of my favorite ingredients, however it is not something that I think most Trinidadians (or people worldwide) know or have tasted. In fact if it wasn’t for my Jamaican mother I probably would never have tasted it all! I often see Western […]

Caribbean Beachcomber July/August 1969 – Pepperpot at the Barbados Hilton

Transcription: Pepper pot soup as served at the Barbados Hilton (photo/William Alleyne) The “Hilton Barbados” Today (is any form of the above elaborate pepperpot display still in existence? ) p.s. Is it just me or does the Caribbean map in the above video depict Tobago […]

Vichysoisse Creole (recipe) – Caribbean Beachcomber July/August 1969

As promised, I am currently cooking my way through a 1969 Food issue of Caribbean Beachcomber. For much of this year I have been privately delving into older cookbooks, both West Indian in nature, as well as International. In many ways I have found that […]

Rumona Liqueur (Caribbean Beachcomber advertisement July/August 1969)

I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Rumona liqueur is still very much in production. Unfortunately, I was not able to learn too much more about the history of this product online. If anyone wants to share some info with me I’d really appreciate it! […]

Caribbean Beachcomber July/August 1969 – Caribbean Kitchen Magic A Food and Drink How-To Introduction

Transcription: Caribbean Kitchen Magic A Food and Drink How-to Join us for a mini-culinary tour of the Caribbean Kitchen – via its fruits and vegetables, its weekday staples, its holiday feasts, its beverages and even some hand-me-down remedies. Discover the likes of stamp-an-go, foo-foo, asopao, […]

Caribbean Beachcomber July/August 1969 – Caribbean Kitchen Magic! (video)

Long time flyers of Trinidad’s first national airline BWIA, and its more recent incarnation Caribbean Airlines, are familiar with its highly respected inflight publication “Caribbean Beat”. However did you know that before that there was the “Caribbean Beachcomber”? A joint effort between BWIA, LIAT, Air […]