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Storing Wine: Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions

Storing Wine: Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions
Over at SupermarketGuru.com you can find answers to frequently asked questions about storing wine. Questions include: • Should I be storing the wine I drink everyday in a special way or place? • Where should I store wine I don’t plan to drink immediately? • Where should I store wine after it is opened? • How long will an open bottle of wine keep? Thanks to their answers I have decided... 

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... 

Top 3 Vegetarian Recipes on TriniGourmet.com

Top 3 Vegetarian Recipes on TriniGourmet.com
1. Trinidad Doubles – recipe Trinidad doubles is the ultimate local street food. It’s cheap. Usually hot/warm. Hearty. Filling. You can view the recipe here. 2. Ciabatta Bread – recipe This recipe for Ciabatta Bread creates a very light loaf, soft and chewy on the inside with a thin crunchy rustic crust. I made it for my mom’s birthday and it was a huge hit. I hope... 

Amour et Café (review)

Amour et Café (review)
Shortly after this post was first published Amour et Café closed its doors indefinitely, citing a ‘legal obstacle’ on their Facebook page. They are still available for orders however. Let’s hope they get everything sorted out in 2011! There’s something underfoot here in Trinidad. A movement of eager, innovative food lovers, opening small intimate locations where fresh ingredients... 

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 to... 

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... 

Simma Down! – Caribbean Food in Western North Carolina

Simma Down! - Caribbean Food in Western North Carolina
From The Mountain Express: The Simma Down Caribbean Café just recently opened on Market Street downtown [Asheville], in the area formerly occupied by One Love. The restaurant is also surprisingly affordable, offering lunch plates laden with jerk chicken or pork and heaps of coconut rice and peas, greens and plantains — for the rock-bottom price of only $7. Chef/owner Sam Briggs says that the prices... 

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... 

Calypso in Chestnut Hill: A Taste of Trinidad

Calypso in Chestnut Hill: A Taste of Trinidad
Image: Philadelphia Inquirer Last month the Philadelphia Inquirer ran a piece on a Trinidadian food stand called Calypso in Chestnut Hill’s Farmers Market. Excerpt: “It is time to make the next round of roti. Campbell slides balls of dough made with ground split peas and garlic from under a kitchen towel, flattens them, and rolls them out with a big, wooden rolling pin. Then she lays the... 

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... 

Trinigourmet’s Top 10 Posts of 2009

Trinigourmet's Top 10 Posts of 2009
Better late than never, here are the top 10 posts of 2009. 1. Trinidad Corn Soup with Cornmeal Dumplings (recipe) Corn soup is a street food favorite here in Trinidad, especially at carnival time when vendors ply large pots of it that they spoon into styrofoam cups outside of fetes and clubs. It’s also popular as a Saturday lunch. 2. Top 10 Chicken Recipes on Trinigourmet.com You’ve... 

Trinigourmet’s Top 10 Posts over the last 30 days (September 2009)

Trinigourmet's Top 10 Posts over the last 30 days (September 2009)
1. Trinidad Corn Soup with Cornmeal Dumplings (recipe) Corn soup is a street food favorite here in Trinidad, especially at carnival time when vendors ply large pots of it that they spoon into styrofoam cups outside of fetes and clubs. It’s also popular as a Saturday lunch. 2. A Beer Is A Carib (video) Ask any Trinidadian to complete the following phrase. A beer is a … and you’ll... 

Is Your Oven Correct? (Why It’s Important To Calibrate)

Is Your Oven Correct? (Why It's Important To Calibrate)
Do you trust your oven? A lot of times I get questions from readers criticizing how a recipe came out and demanding that I change the instructions or details It always somewhat amuses me that clearly -I’m- the one to blame if -their- attempt comes out wrong One simple suggestion that I make, and I make it from my own experience, is to always keep a thermometer in your oven. “But what... 

Trackback Love: Week ending Saturday, September 5, 2009

Trackback Love: Week ending Saturday, September 5, 2009
• Lighter Portions: Summer Schlop and Some Culinary Fun Kristie at Lighter Portions used my Vegetarian Potstickers as an inspiration for her wonton wrapper surplus. Her results look divine and I’m glad that she enjoyed them She also seems to be interested in more than a few raw recipes, which is always a win for me! Definitely looking forward to following her posts. • Sarah’s... 

TriniGourmet’s Top 10 Recipes over the last 90 Days (February 2009)

TriniGourmet's Top 10 Recipes over the last 90 Days (February 2009)
1. Punch de Creme (recipe) Punch de Creme, is one of Trinidad’s traditional Christmas drinks. It is a rum drink, basically our version of eggnog. 2. Pumpkin Pone (recipe) This recipe for Pumpkin Pone came from the Naparima Girls High School Cookbookand is cited as being Guyanese in origin. 3. Sarina’s Curried Potato ‘mini’ Latkes & Bubbly Guava-Ginger... 

Shandy Carib

Shandy Carib
Everyone who knows me knows that I have the alcohol tolerance of a 5 day old Pomeranian puppy. So, for me drinking a Shandy or two is the furthest I usually go when it comes to flights of intoxication. (Except for the occasional martini or cocktail but that’s pretty rare). It’s my favourite way to unwind, and J usually makes sure to show up with one in each flavour (the trifecta as I call... 

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