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Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern: Trinidad and Tobago (video)

For the longest while I’ve been watching Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods and wondering “Gee I wonder what he would think of Trinidad?”. Well, someone must have been listening to my brain waves because the next thing I know I was reading that a Trinidad and Tobago episode of Bizarre Foods aired last month! :shocked: Fortunately some kind soul uploaded the episode to YouTube and... 

Sarina’s Spicy Ochro/Okra Melee (recipe)

Sarina's Spicy Ochro/Okra Melee (recipe)
When I heard that this month’s theme of Meeta’s Monthly Mingle was “Earth Food” I smiled. You see, I have been interested in the preservation of the environment from a very young age. Where I got this passion for conservation I’m not quite sure, but I attribute some of it to Charlie. Who is Charlie you ask? Well he was a cartoon mascot in the early 1980’s for the... 

Trackback Love: week ending July 28, 2007

Trackback Love: week ending July 28, 2007
• Dispensing Happiness: Blog Party #24 Blogger’s Choice Stephanie “The Happy Sorceress” is host to the Monthly Blog Party get-together. Every month she sets a theme that we food bloggers have to adhere to when creating our appetizer and complimentary cocktail. This month the theme was an open one. I submitted Scallion Pancakes with a sparkling Green Tea (pictured)… yummers!... 

Regal ‘Olive Oil’ – A Pomace Disgrace

Regal 'Olive Oil' - A Pomace Disgrace
There really is no substitute for extra-virgin olive oil, something that I’m sure every foodie would attest to. However finding decent olive oil is getting harder and harder for me at my local supermarket. It wasn’t always this way. Up until several months ago they carried several foreign brands in convenient 250ml containers. Sure they were a little pricey but I considered the expense... 

Global Goodness (#3)

Global Goodness (#3)
Speedlinks to interesting stuff I’ve found on the INTERwebz 1. Dragonfire has an excerpt of Ramin Ganeshram’s excellent Sweet Hands: Island Cooking From Trinidad And Tobago (Hippocrene Cookbook Library) on their site. Check it out 2. After a brief disappearance dried sorrel is back in local supermarkets with a vengeance. Really interesting as Xmas (chief sorrel-making time) is still... 

Krishnawatie Tiwari: The Face Behind Yumma

Krishnawatie Tiwari: The Face Behind Yumma
I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled across this article in the Trinidad Express. So often we pick up products in the supermarket and don’t think of the names and faces behind the label. Corporations and brands just seem, by nature, to be faceless and robotic. That’s why it was so interesting and enlightening to read the story of Krishnawatie Tiwari, the creative force behind Yumma,... 

Taste of T&T 2007 – Final Recap! (video)

Taste of T&T 2007 - Final Recap! (video)
Ok, the TriniGourmet is now probably the last Trini on the planet to share her experience of this year’s Taste T&T festival, but you know what they say ‘save the best for last’ It’s taken me longer than I had expected to get to this because of 1) the server issue I had last month 2) putting the PaperBag Gourmet Club series into effect 3) working on another ‘mystery... 

Culinary Confessions

Culinary Confessions
Every now and again I like to take a look at what people are searching for here on TriniGourmet.com. It gives me ideas on what to create next, and what to expand on Not surprisingly there are always a few searches for pork (esp. geera pork). Although this is a Trini cooking site it is also a kosher one, so there won’t be any recipes prepared here for exclusively pork dishes. I don’t worry... 

The Many Faces of the Coconut

The Many Faces of the Coconut
Am I the only who loves to look at the different faces in brown coconuts? Ever since I was small I’ve been mesmerized at the range of expressions they have as you roll them from side to side! It’s not hard for me to create dialogues to match… yes I was am an idle child. Coconuts are really wonderful things and so I think they will be the perfect topic for this week’s Weekend... 

S.Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants

S.Pellegrino's World's 50 Best Restaurants
Several months ago I was excited and surprised to be asked to join the Caribbean panel for The S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants survey. Of course I said yes! Two weeks ago my official thank you letter, and the issue of Restaurant magazine that presented the final top 100 candidates, arrived. Sadly (but not surprisingly) no Caribbean locations made the cut. There simply isn’t enough... 

25 Gift Ideas for a Gourmet Father’s Day

25 Gift Ideas for a Gourmet Father's Day
FOOD & GIFT BASKETS 1.Kona Coffee, Chocolate, & Tiki Mug Gift Basket – Great for Dads & Grads! Product Description: GOLD 100% pure Kona Coffee is the star of this delightful gift basket, and the perfect Tiki mug that accompanies it is sure to bring a smile to your gift recipient! GOLD 100% pure Kona Coffee (8 oz Whole Bean) is very rich, full-bodied and has a broad flavor... 

Angelo’s on Ariapita

Angelo's on Ariapita
The above advert for a restaurant (new?) called Angelo’s caught my eye in the Saturday Express. Ariapita Avenue is the main culinary artery for dining in and around Port-of-Spain and it really is amazing how many restaurants it seems able to contain! I think I”ll have to check them out, especially as Tiramisu is currently my Häagen Dazs flavour of choice (for reasons that will be posted... 

Lag B’Omer – Picnics are Fun!

Lag B'Omer - Picnics are Fun!
One thing that many people (both Jewish and non-Jewish) don’t know is how many holidays and festivals there are in the Jewish calendar. Although the best known celebration is Hannukah (because of the proximity it shares at times to Christmas), Hannukah is actually a relatively minor holiday. For a full list of holidays in the Jewish calendar look here, some involve fasting but even more involve... 

Food Network – now on Channel 38 (FLOW TV)

Food Network - now on Channel 38 (FLOW TV)
YAY!!! So I know this is probably nothing to my American and Canadian readers but I am deliriously happy that as of May 1st the Food Network was FINALLY added to the cable TV lineup here in Trinidad! I have not had 24hr access to the Food Network since I left Connecticut in 1999! In fact it was access to the Food Network in 1997 that began my love of cooking in a serious way (along with a chance viewing... 

TriniGourmet’s 3 Cake Recipe Discoveries for May 2007!

TriniGourmet's 3 Cake Recipe Discoveries for May 2007!
1. Hostess Wedding Cakes Huh? Wha? Apparently brides in search of non-traditional cakes are turning increasingly to cakes made of iced and stacked versions of twinkies and hostess cupcakes. YumSugar provides various visual examples of this growing trend, which I gotta tell ya is -not- for me at all Should I decide to go non-traditional (as far as Trini culture is concerned) then I’d... 

Send in your Requests!

Send in your Requests!
I’m curious about what is going through your mind. What you want to see. What you want to know. What brings you here So I’m making this post into an official request line. Nevermind the fact that I already have a huuuuge backlog of recipes that I’m itching to try, both from my cookbooks, and food bloggers alike… No, that can wait. I want to hear from you. What recipes would... 

TriniGourmet thanks ‘all yuh’ for the online love :)

TriniGourmet thanks 'all yuh' for the online love :)
For those who are not fluent in Trini ‘all yuh’ means ‘all of you’, it is also the name of Trinidad and Tobago?ǨѢs user driven social content website. Early this morning it came to my attention that TriniGourmet.com was listed as one of their Top 10 Trinidad and Tobago Blogs! Wowee You can see the list of other winners here. Not surprisingly I am also an avid reader... 

What are your favorite crockpot recipes?

I love cooking with my crockpot but I also find that many recipes in cookbooks and online are hit or miss. As a result the number of dishes that I make a second time are few and far between. If you have a favourite tried and true recipe for your slow cooker I would love to know more about it Either post it (or a link to it) in the comments. You can bet that I will add them all to my personal recipe... 

Global Goodness (#2)

Global Goodness (#2)
Sno Cone Cart – Woodford Square, Port of Spain, Trinidad Here is a glimpse into what some of the bloggers on my Favorite Feeds are talking about: 1) On The Fresh Loaf (my favorite site for all things bread) a reader posts three results for the NYT No-Knead Bread recipe. I have read and seen so much about this and am yet to try it! In time… In time… 2) Chow Times takes a picture-laden... 

Trinidad Bitters – This week on Food Network Canada

This just in! Food Network Canada will feature Trinidad and Angostura Bitters this week on the show ‘The Thirsty Traveler’. Details are as follows Trinidad: Bitters – The Thirsty Traveler – Food Network Canada The Thirsty Traveler Episode: Trinidad: Bitters HOSTED BY: Kevin Brauch Aromatic bitters have been around for centuries, but what exactly goes into bitters, is one... 

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