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Passionate foodie, founder of Trinigourmet and Caribbean Lifestyle Maven. Author of "Glam By Request: 30+ Easy Caribbean Recipes"

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Mustard Batons (recipe & video)

Mustard Batons (recipe & video)
I’m a big believer that soups can be an entire meal on their own, especially when paired with a side of bread. My own preference is to make the combo of soup and bread one of a meeting of opposite. The lighter the soup, the heavier the bread, and vice versa. Case in point, these mustard batons, procured from this recipe by Dorie Greenspan (it is also available in her extremely excellent “Around... 

Hyatt Regency Trinidad: General Manager’s Reception

Hyatt Regency Trinidad: General Manager's Reception
October was a busy month in terms of promoting the cuisine of Trinidad & Tobago to the US market. In town were several American food writers at the invitation of the TDC (Tourism Development Corporation) and their experience was nothing short of whirlwind! Wednesday October 15th they were the guests of the Hyatt Regency‘s monthly General Manager’s Reception. The evening started... 

“A Culinary Display of Showpieces”: TTHTI Senior Display

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of attending a senior exhibition at the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute. The Caribbean’s premier culinary school, TTHTI’s alums find placement at hotels and resorts not just in the Caribbean but are making names for themselves around the world. I’ll be highlighting one former graduate Chef Jason Peru in the near future, however... 

5 Questions with Jewell of GENEVA SWEET & Holiday Giveaway!

5 Questions with Jewell of GENEVA SWEET & Holiday Giveaway!
Photo Credit: Dexter Browne (FaceBook.Com/dexter.browne.58) Jewell is a very determined and focused young woman. This is something that becomes readily apparent upon a first meeting. In less than one year she has established Trinidad’s first pre-packaged cookie dough company, Geneva Sweet, and gotten it into major grocery chains across the island. Based here on a part-time basis, as a foreigner,... 

TriniGourmet: METRO Magazine Cover!

TriniGourmet: METRO Magazine Cover!
On October 11, 2013 I was featured on the cover of Trinidad’s #1 fashion and lifestyle magazine “Metro”. Browse the issue at ow.ly/qAhP1 Tweet  Read More →
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Caribbean Cooking reaches Google HQ!

Caribbean Cooking reaches Google HQ!
Larry Fournillier whips up a Caribbean menu at Google HQ This August I brought you all the story of Larry Fournillier, a local Trinidadian chef who has amassed a million-plus following on the Google+ social network. Although he is still an unknown on his own soil, his online popularity led to him headlining a multimedia food conference this summer in Denver, Colorado, as well as an invitation to cook... 

Spinach in Coconut Sauce (recipe & video)

Spinach in Coconut Sauce (recipe & video)
This recipe was prepared for Episode 12 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”. If you are familiar with the Caribbean dish of Callaloo you will no doubt have realized where my inspiration was derived. This quick side offers a hint of callaloo flavour in an accompaniment that works attractively alongside meat, fish and vegetarian entrées. Watch me make it below and then... 

Angostura Soda (recipe & video)

Angostura Soda (recipe & video)
I love vintage cocktail recipes, which is why I am a huge fan of the Angostura Bitters Drink Guide 1908 Reprint: A Little Tiny Bar Book Made Big. Having the “Sweet Han’” web series has given me added incentive not only to visit these 19th century concoctions, but also to update them. Case in point this recipe called Angostura Soda which I made for Episode 14 of “Sweet Han’:... 

“London Calling” still needs your support

Hi Everyone! I just wanted to let you know the status of my campaign to become the first Caribbean food writer to attend Food Blogger Connect in London next year. To date we have reached a little over 30% of our goal. If we don’t hit our target by October 16th all funds raised to date will be returned to contributors and we won’t see a penny. I’d really be gutted to see that happen!  Over... 

Coming Soon! “Holiday Glam: 30+ Festive Caribbean Recipes”

My next electronic cookbook “Holiday Glam” will be out December 2013, however some supporters of our current “London Calling” campaign will receive advance digitally signed copies in November! How come? Well you see, digitally signed copies of my first ebook “Glam By Request: 30+ Easy Caribbean Recipes” and my upcoming title “Holiday Glam: 30+ Festive Caribbean... 

Let’s Make History! “London Calling” Featured Perk – Maracas

Let's Make History!
Want to help TriniGourmet make Caribbean foodie history? A signed digital copy of the exclusive “London Calling” coffee table book (with your name in the credits), a feature interview on TriniGourmet.com and a postcard sent to you from London are just -some- of the perks you’ll receive with a $100 USD pledge to our current fundraising campaign. To see all visit LondonCalling.TriniGourmet.com... 

*HOLIDAY GLAM SNEAK PEEK!* Plantain Baked in Orange Juice

*HOLIDAY GLAM SNEAK PEEK!* Plantain Baked in Orange Juice
***HOLIDAY GLAM SNEAK PEEK*** *Plantain Baked in Orange Juice.* Just one of the 30+ Festive Caribbean Recipes in my upcoming ebook “Holiday Glam”. Reserve a digitally signed advance copy at LC.trinigourmet.com Deadline: October 16! Tweet  Read More →

Patrón Pairing @ Fanatic Kitchen Studio (review)

Patrón Pairing @ Fanatic Kitchen Studio (review)
One of the many joys of running a food blog is continually being given opportunities to push beyond one’s culinary comfort zones. Case in point, last week’s Patrón Pairing at Fanatic Kitchen Studio. Wine pairing is something many of us are familiar with, however how often do we think of pairing cocktails and/or tequila with our dinner courses? I know I certainly hadn’t! That all... 

“London Calling” Update: New $5 US and $2 US perks now available!

Hello everyone! First of all I’m thrilled to announce that yesterday the Trinidad Guardian ran a feature spread on my work with TriniGourmet.com and our “London Calling” campaign! Check out the full article and some behind the scenes images at ow.ly/pk0MH I also did a Q&A with Carifrique.com, the largest Caribbean culture site serving the Japanese market – ow.ly/pk0VC... 

Trinidad Guardian: “For The Love Of Trini Food” – a behind the scenes look

Trinidad Guardian:
It was with a great big smile that I saw a feature spread on my work and TriniGourmet in yesterday’s Trinidad Guardian. The interview played out on a tranquil Friday afternoon earlier this month over some delicious shakes at a local Häagen Dazs (after initially meeting at Maraval’s ‘landmark’ KFC, and then a fruitless attempt to head to an overflowing Rituals Café). Journalist... 
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Let’s Make History! Grab our *new* ‘Mauby’ perk for only $10 USD!

Let's Make History! Grab our *new* 'Mauby' perk for only $10 USD!
Want to help make Caribbean foodie history? A signed digital copy of my first ebook “Glam By Request: 30+ Easy Caribbean Recipes” is just one of the perks you’ll receive with a $10 USD pledge to our campaign to become the first Caribbean attendees of London’s Food Blogger Connect. To see all visit LondonCalling.TriniGourmet.com Tweet  Read More →

Sharing is Caring: Announcing our new Referral Contest!

Sharing is Caring: Announcing our new Referral Contest!
Thank you everyone for your incredible support in our first 10 days. We are rolling out a number of fantastic new perks and referral prizes over the coming days as we push to raise the money needed to make TriniGourmet the first Caribbean attendee of London’s “Food Blogger Connect” in 2014! There’s nothing quite like the scent and taste of a freshly baked batch of Trinidad... 

Trinis! Pop Up Cupcake Sale on the Ave this Fri. & Sat.!

Trinis! Pop Up Cupcake Sale on the Ave this Fri. & Sat.!
Kerry Chee Wah is having another of her amazing popup cupcake sales this week! I’m all about her coconut ones (with coconut cream frosting and coconut garnish), not to mention the icebox ones! NOM NOM! Check out all the details below Tweet  Read More →

Let’s Make History Together! Support TriniGourmet’s bid to attend FBC ’14 (video)

Let's Make History Together! Support TriniGourmet's bid to attend FBC '14 (video)
Last week Monday I officially opened my first crowdfunding campaign for public pledges. This is the largest undertaking I’ve made to date and it’s not one I entered into lightly. Since starting TriniGourmet in 2006 I’ve been thrilled by the numerous stories I’ve received from people around the world who have been touched and inspired by the recipes and photos I’ve shared... 
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Republic Day Menu

Republic Day Menu
Trinidad & Tobago celebrates its Republic Day on September 24th. This day is usually quieter and more understated in celebration than Independence Day, but equally looked forward to for it is a respite from the work week Here is a menu suggestion for your table! • Grated Carrot and Raisin Salad • Trinidad Callaloo (vegetarian) • Angel Hair Pasta with Pine Nuts and Sundried Tomatoes •...