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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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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.... 

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... 

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... 

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....