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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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Trini Fish Puff

Trini Fish Puff
Fish puffs are a staple in Trini bakeries. Usually stuffed with creamy fish paste (or chicken) in a piped choux pastry. They are delicious! Tweet  Read More →

REVIEW: The Good Home Cookbook

REVIEW: The Good Home Cookbook
Last November Richard J. Perry, the author of The Good Home Cookbook: More Than 1000 Classic American Recipescirculated a request to foodbloggers to review his new cookbook in exchange for a free copy. Being someone who loves cookbooks, as well as freebies, I merrily threw my hat into the ring. When my copy arrived I was beyond psyched! The Good Home Cookbook is a compilation of more than 1000 classic... 

Top 3 Appetizers on TriniGourmet.com (June 2007)

Top 3 Appetizers on TriniGourmet.com (June 2007)
1.Trinidad Saltfish Accra – recipe Trinidad accra are puffy fried dough balls, made of a highly seasoned dough into which shredded saltfish has been mixed. I’ve had it at weddings, gatherings, and of course bought it from street vendors. You can view the recipe here. 2.Trinidad Pholourie – recipe Pholourie are basically little balls of split pea flour fried and served... 

S.Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants

S.Pellegrino's World's 50 Best Restaurants
Several months ago I was excited and surprised to be asked to join the Caribbean panel for The S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants survey. Of course I said yes! Two weeks ago my official thank you letter, and the issue of Restaurant magazine that presented the final top 100 candidates, arrived. Sadly (but not surprisingly) no Caribbean locations made the cut. There simply isn’t enough... 

25 Gift Ideas for a Gourmet Father’s Day

25 Gift Ideas for a Gourmet Father's Day
FOOD & GIFT BASKETS 1.Kona Coffee, Chocolate, & Tiki Mug Gift Basket – Great for Dads & Grads! Product Description: GOLD 100% pure Kona Coffee is the star of this delightful gift basket, and the perfect Tiki mug that accompanies it is sure to bring a smile to your gift recipient! GOLD 100% pure Kona Coffee (8 oz Whole Bean) is very rich, full-bodied and has a broad flavor... 

Mystery packages are on their way!

Mystery packages are on their way!
A huge thanks to everyone who has patronised and donated to TriniGourmet’s e-commerce and fundraising efforts to date. I’m working on ways to thank each of you individually. Until then, the above are just a sample of the freebies that are currently on their way to TriniGourmet’s ‘Customers of the Month’ for 2007 (to date). Could one of them be you? Tweet  Read More →

Gub Gub ‘Navy Bean’ Salad with Feta Cheese (recipe)

Gub Gub 'Navy Bean' Salad with Feta Cheese (recipe)
“A navy bean is bigger than it seems put it on and don’t ask what it means Parade around” – Tracy Bonham Am I the only one who remembers Tracy Bonham, that alt-singer/violinist from the late 1990′s? I loved her first CD and really think she should have gotten a lot further. The above quotation from her song ‘Navy Bean’ started my fascination with the idea... 

Shop Chef’s Catalog for Father’s Day!

Make Dad happy this Father?��Ǩ�Ѣs Day by surprising him with gifts from CHEFS Catalog. CHEFS has everything he is sure to love from grills and knife sharpeners to cool kitchen electrics. Tweet  Read More →

Chefs Royal 2007: Flags of the Nations

Chefs Royal 2007: Flags of the Nations
For the price they are asking I really find they could have provided more information. What nations will be represented? Who are the chefs? Wha de jail? Oh well, because it’s QRC I may just check it out anyway For those who don’t know QRC a.k.a Queen’s Royal College is one of the most prestigious male high schools in Trinidad and Tobago. • QRCLink • QRC on Wikipedia Tweet  Read More →

TGRWT #2 – Savoury Banana Fritters (recipe)

TGRWT #2 - Savoury Banana Fritters (recipe)
Although this is the first time that I am sharing an entry to They Go Really Well Together (TGRWT) this is actually not the first time that I’ve created a recipe for this ongoing ‘Molecular Gastronomy Project’. Unfortunately my first creation was so ghastly, so toxic, that I could barely swallow one bite and promptly attempted to discard it when my mother’s frugality exploded... 

Indo Fair 2007

Indo Fair 2007
While at the Taste of T&T 2007, I was approached by a Tourism guide who was polling attendees. While sharing my thoughts on the event (which will be posted by the end of the week, G-d willing) we got to talking about local food. She told me of the Indo fair, which began last week and runs until early June, and suggested I check it out. She is not the first to share a positive reaction to the offerings... 

Q&A #1: What is Green Seasoning?

Q&A #1: What is Green Seasoning?
This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series Q&A One of the unexepcted pleasures of running this site is getting a chance to hear and answer your questions. Some of you are Trinis who have lived abroad for some time. Some of you are foreigners who have come to love a certain special Trinbagonian and want to recreate their culinary memories. Others of you are foreigners who have visited our shores and... 

The Lighthouse restaurant celebrates Indian Arrival

The Lighthouse restaurant celebrates Indian Arrival
I’ve been meaning to visit the Lighthouse restaurant for quite some time now. This series may be just the thing to get me there I love the waterfront ambience at Crews Inn, especially at sunset as the outlines of the numerous yachts slowly turn into charcoal silhouettes I have temporarily forgotten the name of the patisserie at Crews Inn but when I went (shortly after they had opened) I... 

Technical Difficulties!

Technical Difficulties!
Well well well, look how allyuh get me in trouble! I finished last weekend feeling on top of the world. I had attended Taste T&T, met Lilandra and Chennette, and had given TriniGourmet a spanking hot new redesign. Yes, life was good. Then, Monday afternoon, in the middle of writing my recap of Taste T&T I got an error when I tried to save my draft. A ‘suspended’ error. I was... 

Snakebite (recipe)

Snakebite (recipe)
It’s been a while since I whipped up a little poison for y’all, and what’s more poisonous than a snakebite? OK. I never heard about this concoction before this week and the only reason I even stumbled across it was because I wanted to take part in the Edible Reptile food challenge. But who cares? It tastes great! Especially ice cold! Simply mix one part lager beer and one part... 

Batter-Fried Zucchini (recipe)

Batter-Fried Zucchini (recipe)
Fried vegetables in a light, almost meringue-like, batter. Delicious! Although this recipe calls for squash or zucchini I used up veggies that I had on hand (cauliflower, potatoes, mushrooms and more!) The results were just as excellent. This is -the- perfect beer food Tweet  Read More →

Angelo’s on Ariapita

Angelo's on Ariapita
The above advert for a restaurant (new?) called Angelo’s caught my eye in the Saturday Express. Ariapita Avenue is the main culinary artery for dining in and around Port-of-Spain and it really is amazing how many restaurants it seems able to contain! I think I”ll have to check them out, especially as Tiramisu is currently my Häagen Dazs flavour of choice (for reasons that will be posted... 

Chubby Soda (now in 6-packs!)

Chubby Soda (now in 6-packs!)
If there’s one thing that can’t be denied it’s that Trinis love their soda (or ‘sweet drink’ as its commonly called). Growing up here I was spoiled to an endless array of flavours that I thought would be matched or surpassed when I went to the US for 5 years. Sadly this was not the case. Flavours here mimic the natural (passionfruit, banana, mango, mauby, apple, grapefruit... 

Friendship Cookies (recipe)

Friendship Cookies (recipe)
There are three things that are always in stock in my mom’s pantry, onions, garlic and ginger. We use ginger in so many dishes it’s not funny! I suspect it’s a holdover from the Chinese part of her heritage Most recently I used ginger in a sweet, rather than savoury, recipe when I made my mom a batch of Friendship Cookies for Mother’s Day. As a result, I thought that this... 

Nyam #2: Canada’s kslobodian is sump.tuo.us

Nyam #2: Canada's kslobodian is sump.tuo.us
Confused by my title? Don’t be This is simply the second in my Nyam series For those who are newer to this blog, Nyam was a series I started last year where I interview the creators of food blogs that capture my imagination and appetite My first interview was with fellow Trini blogger Chennette. This time I shifted my gaze to the far north, Vancouver Canada to be exact. Canada is a country...