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BBM 2.0 – Chocolate Eggs

BBM 2.0 - Chocolate Eggs
These eggs were so rich and decadent and delish! Some were dark chocolate, some were white. All had what seemed to be a creamy hazelnut filling. I couldn’t tell the name of the brand, it seemed to start with R, but I was too busy peeling the wrappers off YUM!!!! UPDATE: Thanks to Eva for letting me know that the chocolates are Easter eggs from a company called Galler!  Read More →

Trini Cooking Classes @ The Institute of Culinary Education (New York City)

It appears that from time to time the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, USA has a recreational cooking course on the cuisine of Trinidad and Tobago! Titled “Aloo Pie, Pelau, and Accras: The Multi-Cultural Cuisine of Trinidad” it is taught by Ramin Ganeshram, author of the very excellent Sweet Hands: Island Cooking From Trinidad And Tobago. The Institute of Culinary Education... 

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... 

Trinidad “Sweet Hand” Cuisine (From American Eagle Latitudes)

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Chicken with za’atar, shankleesh, basil, tomatoes and sumac oil on a bed of couscous. – Battimamzelle Restaurant (Trinidad) Photo taken by the lovely and generous Chennette American Eagle Latitudes, (the inflight magazine of American Eagle) has a great article called Trinidad “Sweet Hand” Cuisine. There are just a few errors in it that I’d like to correct 1. The... 

Gifts for the Wine Geek On Your List

Gifts for the Wine Geek On Your List
From the Northshore Outlook comes the following gift suggestions for that Wine Geek in your life Recommended suggestions include: The Danby 30 Bottle Wine Cooler Excerpt: One of the best wine gifts I ever received was a Danby Wine Fridge. It holds approximately 40 bottles. The temperature-controlled shelves make it easy to store reds, whites, icewine and bubble all in the same fridge and all at... 

Global Goodness (#1)

Global Goodness (#1)
Woodford Square – Trinidad As you can imagine I spend a good bit of time surfing the net for my ‘foodie fix’ I thought it would be a good idea to occasionally share some of my finds with y’all in a series I’ll call ‘Global Goodness’ Why wait until I get around to actually making (or buying) these things myself right? 1. Retrofood.com has a delicious... 

Discover Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad – Eating out

Discover Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad - Eating out
Blondie – Ruby Tuesdays (Trinidad) Photo taken by the lovely and generous Chennette The tourist guide “Discover Trinidad and Tobago” has a guide to eating out in the North-West. Because of its geographic focus the only establishments mentioned are those in and around the capital (Port of Spain). Excerpt: The north west has everything from fine dining restaurants to fast food... 

deVine Saturdays @ MoreVino

deVine Saturdays @ MoreVino
Learnt about the following from Island Spice deVine Saturdays: Get in the spirit. Complimentary pastelles with every bottle of wine. Live Parang from Los Parranderos de UWI. @ MoreVino, Ariapita Avenue, Port of Spain (Trinidad) I have mixed feelings about MoreVino. I love the location and the ambience, however the last time I was there the baba ganoush was ice cold and they brought the wrong drink... 

Fodors Travel Wire | Epicurean Caribbean: 10 Restaurants Worth the Splurge

Fodors Travel Wire | Epicurean Caribbean: 10 Restaurants Worth the Splurge
Profiteroles with vanilla icecream and chocolate sauce with almonds – Battimamzelle Restaurant (Trinidad) Photo taken by the lovely and generous Chennette Fodor’s Travel Wire has come out with their list of Ten Best Caribbean restaurants, and sadness of sadness there isn’t a Trini name among them! Now why is this? After the obligatory outburst of anger and eventual resignation... 

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... 

An Evening At The Chef’s Table – Woodlands Inn, South Carolina, USA

An Evening At The Chef's Table - Woodlands Inn, South Carolina, USA
Does anyone else here like to watch Michael Lomonaco on the Travel Channel’s Epicurious? Oh he’s such a delight! I adore him! Well right now they’re showing old episodes with a very annoying female sidekick so I’ve stopped watching, but when it’s just him I definitely set aside time to see what’s up. About two months ago he showcased the historic Woodlands Inn... 

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... 

Recipe Search with Google Recipes!

Recipe Search with Google Recipes!
Well, it’s official, Google has ‘unofficially’ entered the recipe database field. Although not announced on its homepage you can now access Google Recipes via this link. Features include: • search by main ingredient • search by regional cuisine • search by food course • search by keyword Although I already have a substantial recipe database on my computer (thanks to the amazing... 

A Taste of Culture: Japanese Culinary Arts Programs

Hungry to learn more about Japan? A TASTE OF CULTURE culinary arts program combines spicy tidbits of food lore with practical tips and skill-building lessons on how to prepare Japanese food. Programs offer a unique opportunity for foreign residents and visitors from overseas to explore and enjoy Japan’s culture through its food. Instruction is in English. Tasting sessions, cooking classes and... 

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... 

Culinary Adventures, Inc. by Marilyn Tausend

Culinary Adventures, Inc. by Marilyn Tausend
For me cooking is a way to visit other countries without ever stepping out of my door. I love trying recipes from other cultures, seeing the many variations in techniques and combinations as well as the similarities in how we prepare dishes for those we love. One of my dreams is to take part in the many cooking tours and classes that take place all over the world. That’s why from time to time... 

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... 

How To Choose The Perfect Bread Maker

How To Choose The Perfect Bread Maker
By: Jeremy Zongker Bread makers are extremely popular. The average person can make delicious, homemade bread quite easily with a bread maker. Even with the ease of a bread machine, you must still use caution when adding the ingredients, even if you use a mix. You can make a variety of shapes and sizes of loaf with a bread machine. Many people use a bread machine to simply mix the ingredients then bake...