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LIVE VIEWING POST: Watch Trinidad’s Brandon Soverall on Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen”!

LIVE VIEWING POST: Watch Trinidad's Brandon Soverall on Food Network's
Trinidad’s Brandon Soverall competes on Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen” tonight at 10pm EST. Currently the sous chef at “Triniti” in Houston, TX, USA, he first gained prominence among local foodies via cooking events at Port of Spain’s Fanatic Kitchen Studio. About Cutthroat Kitchen: From Wikipedia – Cutthroat Kitchen is a reality cooking television... 

REVIEW: Blind Wine Tasting at Lotus Wares

REVIEW: Blind Wine Tasting at Lotus Wares
Saturday, February 8, 2014 was the date for an unforgettable ‘blind’ wine-tasting at Lotus Wares, hosted by Lisa Johnstone. If you have been reading this blog for a while you may remember my writeup last year of my previous visit to one of Lisa’s tastings. This event differed from that previous one in that it was a ‘blind tasting’. Blind in that we were challenged to... 

Introducing Sweet Sereni-Tea Pastries & More

Introducing Sweet Sereni-Tea Pastries & More
Saturday February 1st, 2014 saw the launch of Sweet Sereni-Tea Pastries & More. Founded by Chef Jivita Douen (Le Cordon Bleu, England), Sweet Sereni-Tea also harnesses the expertise of Chefs Michelle Fournillier (Les Roches International School of Hotel Management, Switzerland) and Dale Hamilton (TTHTI, Trinidad). (L to R: Chefs Michelle Fournillier, Jivita Douen & Dale Hamilton) An extremely... 

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... 

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... 

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 →

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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UpMarket!: A monthly showcase for local artisans

UpMarket!: A monthly showcase for local artisans
Here in Trinidad & Tobago it can be hard to develop a sustainable market for your products if your focus is handmade items or you produce your items on a small-scale. This has been a major hindrance to entrepreneurial development, as well as cultural diversity and development. That’s why when Upmarket came along it immediately filled a void that needed acknowledgement. Held monthly (usually)... 

SUNDAE FEST 2013: A celebration of local ice-cream vendors and flavours

SUNDAE FEST 2013: A celebration of local ice-cream vendors and flavours
July 21, 2013 was the hosting of Trinidad & Tobago’s first ice-cream festival. Titled Sundae Fest it was truly a celebration that shone a spotlight on local flavours and producers. PRESS RELEASE It’s a Sundae to Remember in Trinidad & Tobago Food festivals are not uncommon around the world, but apart from wine for example being the focus of any particular festival, there are few... 

Pop-Up Cupcake Sale! Ariapita Ave, Woodbrook, Trinidad (order by Wed. Aug 14)

Pop-Up Cupcake Sale! Ariapita Ave, Woodbrook, Trinidad (order by Wed. Aug 14)
I’m making sure to book some of the Icebox ones! YUM! Tweet  Read More →

Watch Ep. 16 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)

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“The Tobago Heritage Festival is in full swing and here at Sweet Han’ we’re paying tribute to the Sister Isle with a twist on that island’s signature dish Crab and Dumplings. If like myself and my guest cook Kimberly Parris you don’t consume shellfish, you’re going to want to see her make her Tobago Seitan and Dumplings, along with her Carib Diva Punch.” Menu: •... 
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Congratulations To The Trinidad & Tobago National Culinary Team 2013!

Congratulations To The Trinidad & Tobago National Culinary Team 2013!
The Trinidad & Tobago National Culinary Team, led by Raymond Joseph once again made Trinidad and Tobago proud at the annual Taste of The Caribbean competition, held in Miami,FL, USA. This was Team Captain Raymond Joseph’s third and final year of Captaincy after leading the team to gold medals for three consecutive years as well as the Team of the Year title in 2011. Our team comprised of: •... 

Tobago Heritage Festival 2013

Tobago Heritage Festival 2013
The annual Tobago Heritage Festival runs from July 12 – August 1st this year. For full details and a list of events visit www.tobagoheritagefestival.com/ and like them on Facebook Tweet  Read More →

Watch Episode 15 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)

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Trinidadian newscaster Jessie-May Ventour was my guest cook on the 15th episode of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina. She made my Carambola Bread along with her Toasted Geera Goat Cheese and Cranberry Goat Cheese Spreads. To wash it all down, she’ll also made her 2-minute Gingerade! Serenading us was up and comer Nandelle Cameron with her unique brand of Island Indie.” Joining... 
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T&T Table Talk Food Awards 2013

T&T Table Talk Food Awards 2013
Saturday night sees the first local Table Talk Awards here in Trinidad, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! An offshoot of the already established Jamaican extravaganza (now in its 15th year!), the Table Talk Awards seeks to become recognised as a ‘Food Oscars’ for our chefs and their establishments. I will be there so do look forward to next week’s recap and all the winners!... 

5 Questions with Dean Williams (video)

5 Questions with Dean Williams (video)
Tonight is the 13th episode of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina” and one of my joys has to be sharing with the world the wealth of musical talent we have here in Trinidad & Tobago. I say ‘the world’ but I include locals in that as well as many of them have thanked me for opening their eyes to a diversity of expression that they didn’t know existed... 

Watch Episode 13 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)

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This month marks the third installment of my “CookALong” series where a prominent (usually) Caribbean personality follows one of my recipes, and sometimes throws in a few of their own This week however I’m shaking things up a bit by taking a ‘virtual’ trip to another multicultural island oasis, that of Hawaii, where my best bud and culinary whiz Lynn Li is located.... 
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Watch Episode 11 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)

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Join me this Thursday, March 21 at 8 p.m. EST for Episode 11 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking With Sarina”! Join me as I walk Petra Laptiste of Carifrique.com through my recipe for Trinidad Macaroni Pie. Petra will also be sharing her recipes for Callaloo and Stewed Pigeon Peas. It’s a spread that’s sure to delight! . Musical Guest: Trinidadian jazz guitarist Dean Williams The... 
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5 Questions with Alicia Saldenha (video)

One of the things that I’ve realized about Trinis is that we are loathe to stay still. We can be found in every part of the world, fulfilling our dreams and goals. Case in point, Alicia Saldenha. We attended the same high school and years later her name entered my Twitter feed when she expressed something complimentary about this site. A clickthrough to her profile revealed that she was now...