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New Year, New Approaches

New Year, New Approaches

  Happy 2018 everyone! It feels like,  and has been, a year and a day since I last wrote in here. You can thank some over zealous Russian hackers for that. After slowly recovering from the death of my father in late 2015, and health […]

In Trinidad, Christmas is Parang! (video & holiday recipe roundup)

In Trinidad, Christmas is Parang! (video & holiday recipe roundup)

What is Parang? Well Parang is the soundtrack to Christmas here in Trinidad. More than that however Parang is also a culture, a way of life that sweeps through my island after the lights of Eid and Divali have been put away. The What is […]

Ghosts of Our Culinary Past – Legacy of Our People

Ghosts of Our Culinary Past – Legacy of Our People

Who is Sylvia Hunt? If you came of age in the late 80’s onwards you probably haven’t heard her name. Similarly, several years ago, the then-UK based Trini food blogger Can Cook Must Cook posted on “Those Disappearing Pleasures”, the snacks of her childhood which […]

Storing Wine: Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions

Storing Wine: Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions

Over at SupermarketGuru.com you can find answers to frequently asked questions about storing wine. Questions include: • Should I be storing the wine I drink everyday in a special way or place? • Where should I store wine I don’t plan to drink immediately? • […]

Kicking Ice Cream Up A Notch – Trini Style!

Kicking Ice Cream Up A Notch – Trini Style!

Have you tried splashing Angostura bitters on your ice cream? Because Angostura has a light uplifting flavour with some citrusy undertones I find it works better with pale colored icecreams like vanilla and citrus-flavored icecreams like orange and lemon. This post was originally published November […]

A Beer is a… Carib (video)

A Beer is a… Carib (video)

Carib Brewery, Eastern Main Road, Champs Fleurs Ask any Trinidadian to complete the following phrase. A beer is a … and you’ll instantly hear a loud uproarious ‘Carib’. For over 50 years the Carib Brewery has been producing Carib beer to the delight of Trinis […]

Vote!

Vote!

“Universal suffrage is the only guarantee against despotism.” – May Wright Sewall My finger as it appeared in 2007 and as it shall appear by Monday evening. Tomorrow, Monday 24th, we Trinbagonians return to the polls to determine who our country’s next Prime Minister will […]

Trinidadian Roti – An Overview

Trinidadian Roti – An Overview

This post was originally published December 13, 2006. It has been updated once since then Roti. Four little letters that have the power to put any Trini into a smile-infused stupor 🙂 Along with pelau I consider it one of Trinidad’s national dishes. East Indian […]

Eating “After Dark”: Recipe Books for the Frisky Foodie

Well, well, well looks like a simple Google search for recipes containing avocado and honey, has led me unknowingly into the seedier side of the Foodie-verse. Yes my dears, did you know that there is a whole section of cookbooks devoted to the goals of […]

Frustration: A Baking Haiku

Frustration: A Baking Haiku

My first attempt sits Trinidad Butter Loaf, sigh How do you make yours?

Dem Tiefin’ We?!?: Copyright infringment and the local blogging community

Dem Tiefin’ We?!?: Copyright infringment and the local blogging community

Graffiti Art – Queen’s Park Savannah This post was originally published on November 11, 2008. It has been updated 3 times since then. Last Update November 5, 2010 This post was originally written in November 2008 when I was shocked to learn that an application […]

New Commenting System Up!

New Commenting System Up!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that I recently upgraded the way that comments operate on TriniGourmet.com. Previously I moderated every comment as the site receives a strange amount of hateful comments/attacks that I would rather not publish, […]

Vegan Recipes from Trinidad and Tobago

Vegan Recipes from Trinidad and Tobago

Curried Pumpkin and Rice – a popular Vegan Recipe on TriniGourmet.com From time to time people reach this site by running a search for “Vegan recipes from Trinidad and Tobago”. Veganism as a movement isn’t very pronounced here however many of our most popular dishes […]

Is Your Oven Correct? (Why It’s Important To Calibrate)

Is Your Oven Correct? (Why It’s Important To Calibrate)

Do you trust your oven? A lot of times I get questions from readers criticizing how a recipe came out and demanding that I change the instructions or details 🙂 It always somewhat amuses me that clearly -I’m- the one to blame if -their- attempt […]

TWD: Cottage Cheese Pufflets

TWD: Cottage Cheese Pufflets

I hate.. hate… HATE when a recipe gets the best of me. It’s a control thing, I freely admit it. But after 3 valiant attempts I must grudgingly, and rather apologetically confess that this deceptively simple dessert beat me bad. The first time I attempted […]

Bussin’ Coconut

Bussin’ Coconut

Every now and again I get criticized by a reader for using ‘shortcuts’ in my recipes. Whether it’s a frozen this or a grated that, I’m bound to hear from someone who thinks that unless I grew it, picked it and shelled it myself, I’m […]