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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... 

Fresh Express Shuts Down

Fresh Express Shuts Down
Photo from Lilandra‘s awesome Fresh Express Flickr Set News of Fresh Express’ demise comes as a great (and depressing) shock to me. Before my accident I relied heavily on their offerings to provide my lunchtime fare. From their teriyaki chicken salads to vegetarian wraps and roast beef sandwiches, I found the idea that fresh fast food could be obtained relatively cheaply at every supermarket... 

The Best Of TriniGourmet.com (May 2007)

The Best Of TriniGourmet.com (May 2007)
Here is a compilation of my most popular posts so far this year, as broken down by category Enjoy! Trinidad Saltfish Accra – recipe (#1 Appetizer, #1 Brunch, #1 Fish recipe) In Trinidad accra is a puffy fried dough ball, made of a highly seasoned dough into which shredded saltfish has been mixed. I?��Ǩ�Ѣve had it at weddings, gatherings, and of course bought it from street vendors.... 

Featured Chef: Ramin Ganeshram

Featured Chef: Ramin Ganeshram
Aloo Pie, Pigeon Peas & Rice, chow-chow?Ǩ Trinidadian food still is not well-known internationally, largely in part to a lack of published documentation (a fact which Trinifood expounds on here). Fortunately Ramin Ganeshram‘s Sweet Hands: Island Cooking From Trinidad And Tobagowas released in 2005 and is probably the most internationally available cookbook devoted to traditional Trinidadian... 

Lag B’Omer – Picnics are Fun!

Lag B'Omer - Picnics are Fun!
One thing that many people (both Jewish and non-Jewish) don’t know is how many holidays and festivals there are in the Jewish calendar. Although the best known celebration is Hannukah (because of the proximity it shares at times to Christmas), Hannukah is actually a relatively minor holiday. For a full list of holidays in the Jewish calendar look here, some involve fasting but even more involve... 

Trinidad Cocoa’s Sweet Feet (article)

Trinidad Cocoa's Sweet Feet (article)
I’ve been meaning to share more details about Trinidad’s exclusive Trinitario cocoa ever since my highly successful post for Upside Down Chocolate pudding. After this article appeared 2 weeks ago in a local newspaper I knew it was time to start sharing the various articles and findings I’ve compiled on our local cocoa industry as well as the chocolate world on a whole Hopefully... 

Ciabatta Bread – an overview

Ciabatta Bread - an overview
“I feast on wine and bread, and feasts they are” – Michelangelo As ‘ciabatta bread’ continues to be the #1 search term via which people stumble onto TriniGourmet.com I thought I’d dig up some more information about this increasingly popular bread! If you are in a rush for a recipe – click here to see my step by step illustrated tutorial! From Wikipedia: Ciabatta... 

REVIEW: Cooking with Three Ingredients (Flavorful Food Easy as 1,2,3)

REVIEW: Cooking with Three Ingredients (Flavorful Food Easy as 1,2,3)
“Cooking with Three Ingredients: Flavorful Food, Easy as 1, 2, 3“ < ?php echo getad('verticalbanner'); ?>Am I the only home cook who has their ‘fallback’ book? It seems like no matter how many cookbooks I collect, how many websites I bookmark or magzine clippings I compile, when I’m in a rush, or money is tight there are 2-3 cookbooks that I keep returning to for... 

Eating at the Cricket World Cup

Eating at the Cricket World Cup
At the moment the English-speaking Caribbean has been all aflutter with the hosting of the Cricket World Cup. Sadly the murder mystery of Pakistani cricket coach Bob Woolmer has now overshadowed what should have been a time of intense but friendly competition. I’ll never understand how people can allow their passions for a game to reach the point of violence let alone murder Before this untimely... 

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival: Peter Minshall

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival: Peter Minshall
If Machel is the foremost innovator of soca, Minshall is the foremost innovator of mas. Eccentric and chameleon-like, his designs have captured Trinidadian’s imaginations for several decades. Born in Guyana, his family moved to Trinidad when he was 4 and we consider him a ‘true son of the soil’. From his official website: . Minshall was born in Georgetown, Guyana, but moved to Trinidad... 

Mauby – an overview

Mauby - an overview
Mauby is one of my favorite Trini drinks. It is especially popular during this, the Carnival season. I grew up drinking it at my Aunt’s house where it seemed she always had a full pitcher waiting for the arrival of me and her 101+ godchildren. Cool and refreshing, sweet and yet bitter, it’s definitely an acquired taste. When I lived in the US the closest I could find to it was root beer... 

Trinidad & Tobago: The Culinary “Melting Pot”

Travel Video Television News has an interesting article titled Trinidad & Tobago: The Culinary “Melting Pot”. It takes a look at the various cultural influences on our local cuisine and also highlights the offerings of the major local restaurants Excerpt: Trinidad & Tobago might not come immediately to mind as one of the few places in the world that offers extraordinary ethnic... 

Sugar High Friday #27: Chocolate By Brand

Sugar High Friday #27: Chocolate By Brand
So the roundup for Sugar High Friday #27: Chocolate by Brand is here! This time it was hosted by the very smiley David Lebovitz, author of Room For Dessert : 110 Recipes for Cakes, Custards, Souffles, Tarts, Pies, Cobblers, Sorbets, Sherbets, Ice Creams, Cookies, Candies, and Cordials, Ripe for Dessert: 100 Outstanding Desserts With Fruit–Inside, Outside, Alongside and, only naturally, The Great... 

Nyam #1: Lifespan of a Chennette

Nyam #1: Lifespan of a Chennette
In the past few months I’ve gotten to know so many fine food blogs. After a while of reading a blog regularly I find that I also start to become curious about the mind and history of the person behind it. That’s why I decided that I would start a feature that I’m calling ‘Nyam’. ‘Nyam’ is Jamaican for eat/chew, esp. when the consumption is hearty and joyful.... 

I had never seen a Green Eggplant Before!

I had never seen a Green Eggplant Before!
It was with great excitement that mom came home from the market last weekend. “Look what I got! Do you know what it is?” “Whoa! Is that a GREEN EGGPLANT??” “I know!” She had seen them on the counter of a vendor and after having them convince her that it was indeed an eggplant she just -had- to buy one. Being the geekgrrl that I am I then had to go to the Internet... 

Rachael Ray’s Travel Tidbits – Trinidad and Tobago

Rachael Ray's Travel Tidbits - Trinidad and Tobago
Trini ‘Doubles’ – the ultimate street food Photo taken by the lovely and generous Chennette Well whodathunk it? I found a Trinidad and Tobago blurb on Rachael Ray’s Food Network site! Now what I want to know is did the show actually come here? Were we featured on an episode or something? Oh I’d love to have the Food Network 24hrs a day. One of the local channels... 

Five Fingers a.k.a Carambola a.k.a Star Fruit

Five Fingers a.k.a Carambola a.k.a Star Fruit
Carambola is a fruit that was not very popular in my life until recent years, possibly a casualty of the flood of foreign fruit imports that became popular in the Nineties. Now however, with everyone tightening their belt, local produce is once again taking center stage in local supermarkets. As this is my first entry in Weekend Herb Blogging (hosted this time around by its founder Kalyn) I thought... 

Born To Rum (video)

Born To Rum (video)
My Mint Tea Cocktail So… continuing on my previous thoughts on the culinary association of the Caribbean with rum I did some internet trolling. Among my finds (which are now merrily archived for later reference) was an article by Ramin Ganeshram (author of Sweet Hands: Island Cooking From Trinidad And Tobago) on Epicurious.com. Titled ‘Born to Rum‘ it is a look at the genesis... 

Quick food made with chickpeas and curry: Trini’s national dish “Roti”

Quick food made with chickpeas and curry: Trini's national dish
Potato Roti – Amins (Couva, Trinidad) Photo courtesy the lovely and generous Chennette’s Roti Set on Flikr This article originally appeared on the Caribbean-Sun website (link no longer available). The image links are unfortunately broken however I am sharing it ‘as is’ however I wanted to make a few points first 1. I believe that the author is referring to Patraj’s... 

Ole Year’s Night Festivites – 2006

Ole Year's Night Festivites - 2006
From yesterday’s Newsday: “The Trini air is full of festivities at the height of the season … It’s parang here, cocktail parties there and dinners everywhere. Wondering where to go for a gourmet New Year’s brunch or dinner? Can’t figure out where to take the family to dine and party Old Year’s night? Hotels and restaurants offer many dining options and... 

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