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Indian Arrival Day Menu

Indian Arrival Day Menu

May 30th is Indian Arrival Day, a public holiday here in Trinidad and Tobago. Indian Arrival Day commemorates the arrival of the first East Indian labourers to our shores. From the National Library Website: Indian Arrival Day, celebrated on 30th May, commemorates the arrival of […]

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival: Part 8 – Ash Wednesday

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival: Part 8 – Ash Wednesday

After the frenzied crescendo of Carnival Tuesday all merriment and debauchery ends (or is supposed to end) with the ushering in of Ash Wednesday and the start of the Roman Catholic observance of Lent. My father tells me that ‘back in the day’ all sound […]

Trinigourmet Q&A #12: Can frozen peppers be used to make pepper sauce?

Trinigourmet Q&A #12: Can frozen peppers be used to make pepper sauce?

Reader’s Question: Have you ever used peppers (for Trinidad Pepper Sauce) that you had previously frozen? I have a bunch of peppers from last season that I steamed, ice bathed, and then shrink wrapped & froze. Looking for a good use for them. Plus, 2 […]

Trinigourmet Q&A #11 – How to get ‘the pocket’ in my fry bakes?

Trinigourmet Q&A #11 – How to get ‘the pocket’ in my fry bakes?

Reader’s Question: Hey, I have been trying to get the "pocket" in my bakes since I began making them. I cannot figure out what I am doing wrong? I have tried your recipe (maybe they were too large), tried margarine, tried butter, tried yeast and […]

Trinigourmet Q&A #10: Can I Use Polenta in place of Cornmeal?

Trinigourmet Q&A #10: Can I Use Polenta in place of Cornmeal?

Reader’s Question: Anyone used polenta (in Trinidad Corn Soup with Dumplings) instead of cornmeal? Former more common in Europe, but both made from corn. TriniGourmet’s Answer: Polenta grade cornmeal can be a good bit coarser. I would suggest grinding it more finely in a blender […]

Remembering Taste T&T 2008 (video)

Remembering Taste T&T 2008 (video)

As I continue sorting through the 297 photos and videos that I took at this weekend’s wonderful Sauté Trinbago, I thought I would allow you the chance to glance through bits and pieces of Taste T&T 2008. For 3 years it was Trinidad’s premier culinary […]

Trinigourmet Q&A #9: Pholourhie Making Tips

Trinigourmet Q&A #9: Pholourhie Making Tips

Reader’s Question: When I fry pholourie on my own it falls apart in the oil but when my students do it it comes out perfect! Help please! TriniGourmet’s Answer: Hi there! There are many different possibilities. The top ones that come to mind are your […]

Trinigourmet Q&A #8: Where to buy Ramin Ganeshram’s “Sweet Hands” in Trinidad?

Trinigourmet Q&A #8: Where to buy Ramin Ganeshram’s “Sweet Hands” in Trinidad?

Reader’s Question: I live in Trinidad and would like to purchase a copy of the book “Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad and Tobago”. Can you tell me if this is possible and if it is where? Regards, TriniGourmet’s Answer: Ramin Ganeshram’s “Sweet Hands: Island […]

Trinigourmet Q&A #7: Where to buy wholewheat roti in Tampa, FL?

Trinigourmet Q&A #7: Where to buy wholewheat roti in Tampa, FL?

Reader’s Question: Where can I find some whole wheat roti…thats my question! I’m in Tampa, Fl TriniGourmet’s Answer: Hi readers. I am handing this request over to you, please answer in the comments so that all your answers are archived for future reference. Thanks! 🙂

TriniGourmet Q&A #6:  Do you know of anyone in Brooklyn or the Bronx who frosts black cakes?

TriniGourmet Q&A #6: Do you know of anyone in Brooklyn or the Bronx who frosts black cakes?

Reader’s Question: I came across your recipe (for Trinidad Black Cake) just last month. I baked the cake and by a turn of events I gave one to a colleague who is getting married in June. Her fiance tasted it and is now hinting that […]

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Pt. 9: Brian MacFarlane

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Pt. 9: Brian MacFarlane

Sitting here on a Carnival Tuesday night, watching Brian MacFarlane’s opening presentation for his band this year “Resurrection the Mas” By this time tomorrow we should all know if he has been able to achieve an unbelievable 4 consecutive “Band of the Year” titles. MacFarlane […]

TriniGourmet Q&A #5: Where to buy Doubles in NYC?

TriniGourmet Q&A #5: Where to buy Doubles in NYC?

Reader’s Question: I used to work in St. James where there were at least half a dozen doubles stands in less than a quarter mile. I had 2 Every Morning. Now I’m in New York City– does anyone know where I can get my doubles […]

TriniGourmet Q&A #4: Where to find Promasa and Punch de Creme in the UK?

TriniGourmet Q&A #4: Where to find Promasa and Punch de Creme in the UK?

Reader’s Question: II live in Sutton, Surrey, U.K. and I am having problems locating ‘Promasa’ yellow cornmeal. Can you advise me, if you know, of any market/delicatessen in the London area that I can purchase Promasa, for my Trini Christmas pastelles? I know it is […]

Taste of T&T 2008 – A Fabulous ‘Taste’ (article)

Taste of T&T 2008 – A Fabulous ‘Taste’ (article)

Hey everyone Taste TnT was a blast! I’m still going through and assembling all the pictures and videos that I took. Until then enjoy this 3rd party account 😉 The following appeared in the Trinidad Express and is being archived here for posterity in case […]

Taste of T&T 2008 – We Does Eat Nice (article)

Taste of T&T 2008 – We Does Eat Nice (article)

The following appeared in the Sunday Express and is being archived here for posterity in case the original link ever expires. Interestingly it mentions a budgetary decrease for the entity that organizes the Taste… could this be part of the reason for the relative lack […]

Taste of T&T 2008 – Tickets and Gourmet Menu details

Taste of T&T 2008 – Tickets and Gourmet Menu details

Hey everyone… the hours are ticking by. I’m so excited! Here are scans of our tickets as well as a detailed breakdown of the gourmet menus for both days. Enjoy! 😀