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Trinigourmet Amazon Hotlist For December 2010

Trinigourmet Amazon Hotlist For December 2010
J’ouvert Morning Bachhanal – a woodwork by Anthony “Chinman” Trotman Happy New Year again! It’s time for the first Amazon Hotlist of 2011! You’ll see a lot of shakeups on the list this time around due to some changes that I’ve made via Twitter re: promoting new and currently popular cookbook releases. Already it has exposed many of you who follow me on there... 

Trinigourmet Amazon Hotlist for November 2010

Trinigourmet Amazon Hotlist for November 2010
The hills of Paramin, where much of Trinidad’s seasonings are grown Hey everyone, I think there is a national conspiracy against my waistline. It started with Divali, continues through Hanukkah and will reach its peak once all those Christmas eats start arriving with friends and neighbours in tow. I see a treadmill in my not too distant future! This month Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad... 

Trinigourmet Amazon Hotlist for October 2010

Trinigourmet Amazon Hotlist for October 2010
Divali deeyahs, Adam Smith Square, Woodbrook 2008 Hey everyone, still catching up on my blog posts, Divali really snuck up on me this year! By the time you read this post I’ll probably be sleeping off the inevitable food coma that follows consumption of that many carbs and candy! This month Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad and Tobagocontinues its dominance but Rita Springer’s... 

Tridoshic Dal (recipe & video)

Tridoshic Dal (recipe & video)
This Tridoshic dal comes from a cookbook that I’ve been using for years called The Ayurvedic Cookbook. I’m always interested in learning about the culinary traditions and philosophies of other cultures. Eastern cuisines in particular often fixates on the concept of warming and cooling foods. Maintaining a balance of the two within a meal, or strategically stimulating or calming ones... 

Trinigourmet’s Amazon Hotlist for September 2010

Trinigourmet's Amazon Hotlist for September 2010
Divali is fast approaching and with it shall come my recipes for Kheer (Indian Rice Pudding) and Parsad. Stay tuned, I know you all have been looking! Wow! Can you believe it’s mid-October already? Maybe it’s just me but I swear time accelerates as each calendar year draws to a close! I’m a little bit late posting your fave purchases (and clicks) this month, but better late than... 

Trinigourmet’s Amazon Hotlist for August 2010

Trinigourmet's Amazon Hotlist for August 2010
Boomers, a local chain of sub shops has a killer tuna sandwich! They were the first to bring out sauces with distinctly local flavours such as garlic and chadon beni. Subway has since followed… It’s the start of another month, and with that comes the posting of my monthly roundup of those items that you all have been clicking (and purchasing) this month. Ramin Ganeshram’s ode... 

Trinigourmet’s Amazon Hotlist for July 2010

Trinigourmet's Amazon Hotlist for July 2010
A Jamaican Patty from Rituals Trinidad is a weekly ‘ritual’ of my own It’s the start of another month, and with that comes the posting of my monthly roundup of those items that you all have been clicking (and purchasing) this month. Ramin Ganeshram’s ode to local cuisine “Sweet Hands” took a bit of a hit this month, falling out of the top spot. This may partly... 

Trinigourmet’s Amazon Hotlist for June 2010

Trinigourmet's Amazon Hotlist for June 2010
Church Street, Woodbrook, Trinidad, W.I. It’s the start of another month, and with that comes the posting of my monthly roundup of those items that you all have been clicking (and purchasing) this month. Coming in on top is Ramin Ganeshram’s ode to local cuisine “Sweet Hands”. Unfortunately it appears as though the book has once again gone out of print. I have no idea if (or... 

Sweet Hands: Island Cooking From Trinidad And Tobago

Sweet Hands: Island Cooking From Trinidad And Tobago
Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad and Tobago – Ramin Ganeshram Book Description Callalloo and Buss Up Shut, Mother-in-Law And Kuchela, Chip Chip and Doubles. The verbiage of Trinidad’s cuisine is both lyrical and mysterious. The variety of foods from this Caribbean nation and their fanciful names tell the story of a rich and eclectic cultural hertiage. A British colony from... 

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

Eating
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 seduction and sensual (culinary) surprise? The interplay of food and physical desire are as old as time. Just look at the biblical Song of Songs or... 

REVIEW: Vegetarian Express : Easy, Tasty, and Healthy Menus in 28 Minutes(or Less!)

REVIEW: Vegetarian Express : Easy, Tasty, and Healthy Menus in 28 Minutes(or Less!)
Well there you go. I normally don’t post pictures of myself as I am a rather private person, however YumSugar’s “Show us your cookbooks” online event was just the thing for me to ‘momentarily’ come out of hiding The book that I am holding up is Nava Atlas’ “Vegetarian Express : Easy, Tasty, and Healthy Menus in 28 Minutes(or Less!)“one of my... 

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... 

REVIEW: Homemade – Delicious Foods To Make and Give

REVIEW: Homemade - Delicious Foods To Make and Give
< ?php echo getad('verticalbanner'); ?>As a collector of cookbooks (and someone who loves to give homemade presents) Homemade: Delicious Foods to Make and Give is one that I return to over and over again. It even got me into making and bottling my own jams and ketchups! The recipes are a wonderful mix of traditional (chocolate cookies) and international fusion (chutneys, black bean hummus, ras-al-hanout).... 

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... 

The Naparima Girls’ High School Cookbook

The Naparima Girls' High School Cookbook
Wow how would one describe the Naparima Girls’ Cookbook? This book has become -the- defacto Trinidadian cookbookfor Trinis both locally and abroad. It’s given to brides and to students preparing to go overseas (that’s how I got mine). In fact it’s such an institution that it’s easy to forget that it only began in 1987! Conceived as a fundraising tool for the Naparima... 

The Sephardic Table – Pamela Grau Twena

The Sephardic Table - Pamela Grau Twena
The Sephardic Table: The Vibrant Cooking of the Mediterranean Jews So with all these Christmas recipes that I’ve been posting you probably think that Christmas is the main holiday that is coming up in my life. Nothing could be further from the truth, you see I don’t even celebrate Christmas, but since the food is non-denominational like the rest of the country I consider it part of... 

Morgan Freeman and Friends: Caribbean Cooking for a Cause

Morgan Freeman and Friends: Caribbean Cooking for a Cause
Book Description: In September 2004, Hurricane Ivan ravaged the small Caribbean island of Grenada, destroying homes and changing lives forever. Longtime island-lover Morgan Freeman established the Grenada Relief Fund in 2005. Now comes this beautiful cookbook, bringing together a bevy of celebrities to benefit this island in need. Click here to purchase “Morgan Freeman and Friends: Caribbean... 

The Bon Appetit Cookbook: More than 1,200 of the Magazine’s All-time, Best-loved Recipes

The Bon Appetit Cookbook: More than 1,200 of the Magazine's All-time, Best-loved Recipes
The Bon Appetit Cookbook: More than 1,200 of the Magazine’s All-time, Best-loved Recipes The Boston Globe says: “There’s a new addition to the category of doorstop cookbooks — which includes the venerable “Joy of Cooking and the timeless The Gourmet Cookbook. Bon Appetit bills itself as “America’s favorite food and entertaining magazine ” and is celebrating... 

Island Cooking: Recipes from the Caribbean – Dunstan A. Harris

Island Cooking: Recipes from the Caribbean - Dunstan A. Harris
Island Cooking: Recipes from the Caribbean – Dunstan A. Harris Book Description: In the bustling markets of the Caribbean islands, plaid-clothed vendors call out in singsong voices to advertise thick slices of pepper-strewn fish, warm fritters, and sweet coconut confections. Blending African, Indian, Chinese, and Amerindian influences, Caribbean cooking is as richly complex as the people who...