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REVIEW: Caribbean Seafood Extravaganza

REVIEW: Caribbean Seafood Extravaganza
Caribbean Seafood Extravaganza, a local publication from the Seafood Industry Development Company Limited, has become a silent treasure over the last year. This quietly printed book is full of solidly satisfying recipes for many Trinidadian species of fish that many may overlook in favour of the more popular types such as kingfish, carite etc. It also has highly imaginative re-interpretations... 

Trinigourmet Hotlist for August 2011

Trinigourmet Hotlist for August 2011
Inside Woodbrook’s best kept secret, Cafe Marrakesh. Review coming soon! *Gasp* I never thought it would happen, but it has. The Naparima Girls Cookbook has fallen out of the Trinigourmet Hotlist! This perennial favourite has now been pushed aside by several new debuts, many of them focused on the cuisines of the Spanish speaking Caribbean. Enjoy these new titles, as well... 

Ghosts of Our Culinary Past – Sylvia Hunt’s “Proud Legacy of Our People”

Ghosts of Our Culinary Past – Sylvia Hunt's
Several years ago, the UK based Trini food blogger Can Cook Must Cook posted on “Those Disappearing Pleasures”, the snacks of her childhood which no longer appear on Trini shop shelves. Out of the names she called I could only recognize ‘rock cake’. Bellyful? Shaddock Candy? Kaser Balls? Wha dat? This made me more than a little sad. Apparently many of these items fell out... 

Current Bestseller! Puerto Rican Cuisine in America: Nuyorican and Bodega Recipes

Current Bestseller! Puerto Rican Cuisine in America: Nuyorican and Bodega Recipes
Puerto Rican Cuisine in America: Nuyorican and Bodega Recipes by Oswald Rivera (21) Buy new: $19.95 $13.12 58 used & new from $5.06 Description: Puerto Rican cuisine, with its strong Spanish and African influences, holds a unique position in the world of Caribbean cooking. The food is spicy, hearty, healthy, sensuous, and adventurous. The 240-plus recipes included here range from traditional... 

20 Ways To Enjoy Ginger!

20 Ways To Enjoy Ginger!
. From Epicentre.com: Ginger is one of those ingredients that can be many things to many people. Not only is it used in cuisines around the world, but it also comes in a variety of forms fresh, pickled, dried, and crystallized among them . People who bake may immediately call to mind the ground ginger they use in gingerbread or the jewel-like crystallized ginger they add to holiday cookies and cakes.... 

Trinigourmet Amazon Hotlist for July 2011

Trinigourmet Amazon Hotlist for July 2011
Julia Child’s recipe for Boeuf Bourguignon is a classic for a reason! I’ll be sharing my experience with it with you soon My apologies for not posting a hotlist for June, life has been so hectic. I know that many of you look forward to them for new titles and recommendations so without further ado here is this month’s Top 10, including a first-time appearance... 

Jaffa At The Oval (review)

Jaffa At The Oval (review)
This March, after the hustle and bustle of Carnival had started to die down, I was delighted to be invited to Jaffa At The Oval by an old friend. I have had the opportunity to eat there before but something always came up to change my plans. This time however it was smooth sailing and I am delighted to say that I not only had a wonderful culinary experience taste-wise... 

Trinigourmet Amazon Hotlist for May 2011

Trinigourmet Amazon Hotlist for May 2011
Sarina’s 30 Minute Vegetarian Chili – get the recipe over at Macaroni Kid Trinidad Hey everyone, it’s been a few months since I’ve posted one of these and I’m not really sure why! I’ve been busy lining up guest contributors, giveaway sponsors, and a few other things that I’m not yet ready to reveal, so maybe that has distracted me from this... 

Aaron McCargo Jr’s “Simply Done, Well Done” – Review, Salad Recipe & Giveaway!

Aaron McCargo Jr's
Last month I was excited to receive a review copy of Aaron McCargo Jr’s debut cookbook “Simply Done, Well Done”. I even took to Twitter to share my delight I am not ashamed to state that I have been a fan of his ever since he competed in (and won) the 2008 run of “The Next Food Network Star”. I have also thoroughly enjoyed each episode of “Big... 
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Microplane 5pc Grater Set – Review & Giveaway!

Microplane 5pc Grater Set - Review & Giveaway!
This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our winner, Barbara of Vino Luci Style! Last month I was excited to receive a review set of Microplane’s 5 pc Grater set. Hand-grating is probably one of the kitchen prep tasks I loathe the most and I use the grater attachment of my food processor for most things. For the odd things that do require hand-grating J makes a great... 
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Trinigourmet’s Gifts For Foodie Friends!

Trinigourmet's Gifts For Foodie Friends!
Last year I was delighted to be included in the November/December issue of Caribbean Beat magazine. The article by Franka Phillip called “Gifts for Foodie Friends” included my recommendation of a “butane torch”, along with the suggestions of several other Caribbean foodies across the diaspora. Now, for the first time, I am sharing the complete list of items which I had presented... 

You’ll Love! The Real Taste of Jamaica

You'll Love! The Real Taste of Jamaica
The Real Taste of Jamaica by Enid Donaldson, Ray Chen (29) Buy new: $16.95 23 used & new from $10.03 (Visit the Most Wished For in Caribbean & West Indian list for authoritative information on this product’s current rank.) Description: This new edition of Enid Donaldson’s popular cookbook, completely re-designed with additional photographs and a brand new cover, takes food lovers... 

Win a Copy of “Caribbean Vegan”!

Win a Copy of
Recently I was delighted to receive a review copy of “Caribbean Vegan: Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Authentic Island Cuisine for Every Occasion by Barbadian food scientist Taymer Mason. This giveaway has ended I first became aware of this insanely talented young woman last year via Twitter and since then I have followed her blog Vegan In The Sun, with a mixture of respect... 
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Current Bestseller! The Spice Necklace: My Adventures in Caribbean Cooking, Eating, and Island Life

Current Bestseller! The Spice Necklace: My Adventures in Caribbean Cooking, Eating, and Island Life
The Spice Necklace: My Adventures in Caribbean Cooking, Eating, and Island Life by Ann Vanderhoof (16)Publication Date: February 7, 2011Buy new: $14.95 $9.96 7 used & new from $9.74 Description: While sailing around the Caribbean, Ann Vanderhoof and her husband Steve track wild oregano-eating goats in the cactus-covered hills of the Dominican Republic, gather nutmegs on an old estate in Grenada,... 

Hot Off The Press! Paradise Kitchen: Caribbean Cooking with Chef Daniel Orr

Hot Off The Press! Paradise Kitchen: Caribbean Cooking with Chef Daniel Orr
Paradise Kitchen: Caribbean Cooking with Chef Daniel Orr by Daniel Orr Publication Date: May 12, 2011Buy new: $29.95 $19.77 (Visit the Hot New Releases in Caribbean & West Indian list for authoritative information on this product’s current rank.) Description: Chef Daniel Orr spent years working in high-stress Manhattan kitchens before shifting gears and heading to the calm, turquoise... 

Trinigourmet Amazon Hotlist for January 2011

Trinigourmet Amazon Hotlist for January 2011
Rainforest Roll – Kaizan Sushi Bar, Movietowne (my writeup of my search for a new sushi home will be up in coming weeks) The first month of 2011 is barely over and I’m already I’m in the middle of a whirlwind of activity! I can’t complain, and I hope that everything is treating you well on your side of the screen as well The winds of change are not just... 

You’ll Love – Delicious Jamaica: Vegetarian Cuisine (Healthy World Cuisine)

You'll Love -  Delicious Jamaica: Vegetarian Cuisine (Healthy World Cuisine)
Delicious Jamaica: Vegetarian Cuisine (Healthy World Cuisine) by Yvonne McCalla Sobers (6) Buy new: $14.95 $10.10 24 used & new from $2.27 Description: From pre-Columbian times to the present, Jamaica has been a melting pot of many cultural influences. Nowhere is this better reflected than in its wonderful food. From the delicious barbecue style of the Arawak Indians (the inhabitants of the... 

Hot New Release: 20 Best Jamaican Recipes [Kindle Edition]

Hot New Release: 20 Best Jamaican Recipes [Kindle Edition]
20 Best Jamaican Recipes Dee Phillips at Landmark Press Publishing (Author) Download: $2.99 197 used & new from $2.99 Description: If you love the spicy island flavour that is typical of Jamaican cooking then you will love this cookbook! This cookbook features 20 all-time favourite Jamaican recipes, including Jamaica’s National Dish – Saltfish ‘n Ackee. Have you been craving... 

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... 

Trinigourmet’s Top 10 Posts of 2010!

Trinigourmet's Top 10 Posts of 2010!
New Year, Same Resolutions! Happy New Year all ! I hope that you are transitioning into the regular work week better than I am! Have you ever felt that you need a vacation to get over your vacation? Yup, that’s me right about now Still, a New Year is a wonderful thing to usher in in my book, and I am excited for all the opportunities which have presented themselves to me... 

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