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Poll: What do you think of Wendy Rahamut’s work?

Poll: What do you think of Wendy Rahamut's work?
This time around I have decided to focus my poll on the work of Wendy Rahamut. For those who don’t know her Wendy Rahamut is Trinidad’s #1 celebrity cook. She hosts a weekly cooking show, has a weekly column in the Trinidad Guardian,owns and operates the Wendy Rahamut School of Cooking, is the author of Caribbean Flavoursand Modern Caribbean Cuisine(both very popular books on this site)... 

Poll Results: How do you prefer to receive your RSS feeds?

The majority has spoken, 55% of you said ‘Show me the full article!’, so following your wishes I have switched TriniGourmet over to a full-feed format! And, because 25% of you wanted to know what RSS is, I have also provided a separate ‘What is RSS?‘ page specifically for you! Hopefully this change won’t cause too many snafus as I have also installed several anti-theft... 

BBM 2.0 – Tagliatelle with Mushrooms

BBM 2.0 - Tagliatelle with Mushrooms
In my Blogging by Mail package was a package of odd looking brown noodles. I wasn’t sure at first what they were. From the italian text I could figure out it was pasta, but with mushrooms? Was i reading it wrong? Turns out I wasn’t! This package comes from a pasta house called Morelli, you can visit their website here (it’s only in Italian at the moment though but really gorgeous... 

REVIEW: Cooking with Three Ingredients (Flavorful Food Easy as 1,2,3)

REVIEW: Cooking with Three Ingredients (Flavorful Food Easy as 1,2,3)
“Cooking with Three Ingredients: Flavorful Food, Easy as 1, 2, 3“ < ?php echo getad('verticalbanner'); ?>Am I the only home cook who has their ‘fallback’ book? It seems like no matter how many cookbooks I collect, how many websites I bookmark or magzine clippings I compile, when I’m in a rush, or money is tight there are 2-3 cookbooks that I keep returning to for... 

BBM 2.0 – Le Saunier Fleur de Sel de Camargue (French Sea Salt)

BBM 2.0 - Le Saunier Fleur de Sel de Camargue (French Sea Salt)
Sea Salt! I love Sea Salt! I started buying it a few years ago after TruValu stopped stocking kosher salt. I loved its coarse texture, intense flavour and of course, being the health hippy that I was raised to be, its trace mineral goodness. Normally I buy Celtic Sea Salt at HiLo -at an obscene price- but lately Cuisine (a local brand) has been producing a sea salt that is very affordable. I don’t... 

Blogger Postcards From Around The World – Pt 2.

Blogger Postcards From Around The World - Pt 2.
Here is my long overdue conclusion to the Blogger Postcards From Around the World exchange that I took part in several months ago. You can click here to see the postcard that I sent out (unfortunately I’ve gotten no feedback on whether my postcard was received ) Above you can see the wonderfully campy card that I got from American food bloggers Paul and Freya of “Writing At The Kitchen... 

BBM 2.0 – Petits Calins de Pont-Aven: Dark chocolate wafers filled with Mint cream

BBM 2.0 - Petits Calins de Pont-Aven: Dark chocolate wafers filled with Mint cream
I’ve never been a big fan of ‘thin mints’. My only memories of them were in the boxes of US Girl Guide cookies that would appear from time to time in the dorms during college. I believe I’ve also had them locally but I don’t think they are very popular. I’ve never been a big fan of mint in candies, and always thought it felt clashed with the chocolate coating. So... 

Blogging By Mail (Treats From Belgium) – Part 2

Blogging By Mail (Treats From Belgium) - Part 2
As some of you may remember last year I took part in Happy Sorceress’ ‘Blogging by Mail‘ food blogger exchange. Basically food bloggers around the world prepare little (or large) packages of foodstuffs representative of their country/region for exchange with others. Sounds wonderful doesn’t it? Well after sending out my package (which you can see here) I waited and waited... 

Eating at the Cricket World Cup

Eating at the Cricket World Cup
At the moment the English-speaking Caribbean has been all aflutter with the hosting of the Cricket World Cup. Sadly the murder mystery of Pakistani cricket coach Bob Woolmer has now overshadowed what should have been a time of intense but friendly competition. I’ll never understand how people can allow their passions for a game to reach the point of violence let alone murder Before this untimely... 

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival: Peter Minshall

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival: Peter Minshall
If Machel is the foremost innovator of soca, Minshall is the foremost innovator of mas. Eccentric and chameleon-like, his designs have captured Trinidadian’s imaginations for several decades. Born in Guyana, his family moved to Trinidad when he was 4 and we consider him a ‘true son of the soil’. From his official website: . Minshall was born in Georgetown, Guyana, but moved to Trinidad... 

Five (Foodie) Things Most People Don’t Know About Me

Five (Foodie) Things Most People Don't Know About Me
Well lookie there, fresh off my 6 Weird Food Facts About Me, I’ve been tagged yet again! This time by The Budding Cook! The theme? Five Things Most People Don’t Know About Me… Well I think that (again) I will tackle this one from a food-related angle 1. I keep kosher – well to the best of my abilities that is… mainly I don’t eat shellfish, pork, shark, crab,... 

Blogger Postcards From Around The World

Blogger Postcards From Around The World
Do you like the image on the left? I certainly hope so! You see, not only is it a picture of the very beautiful Pigeon Point beach in Tobago, it is also the postcard that I sent someone today as part of Blogger Postcards from Around the World. Blogger Postcards from Around the World is the creation of Meeta from What’s For Lunch Honey? It’s a way for bloggers to connect in an offline manner... 

Sugar High Friday #27: Chocolate By Brand

Sugar High Friday #27: Chocolate By Brand
So the roundup for Sugar High Friday #27: Chocolate by Brand is here! This time it was hosted by the very smiley David Lebovitz, author of Room For Dessert : 110 Recipes for Cakes, Custards, Souffles, Tarts, Pies, Cobblers, Sorbets, Sherbets, Ice Creams, Cookies, Candies, and Cordials, Ripe for Dessert: 100 Outstanding Desserts With Fruit–Inside, Outside, Alongside and, only naturally, The... 

Nyam #1: Lifespan of a Chennette

Nyam #1: Lifespan of a Chennette
In the past few months I’ve gotten to know so many fine food blogs. After a while of reading a blog regularly I find that I also start to become curious about the mind and history of the person behind it. That’s why I decided that I would start a feature that I’m calling ‘Nyam’. ‘Nyam’ is Jamaican for eat/chew, esp. when the consumption is hearty and joyful.... 

Some Technical Tweaks :)

Things have really picked up at TriniGourmet.com this month! Not only have I almost reached 200 posts! But comments have averaged between 20-40 a post This upsurge made my old commenting system and search engine terribly unwieldy, so over the past 48 hours I have upgraded both From now on the search engine will return the most revelant posts based on your search terms (rather than the most recent).... 

6 Weird Food Facts About Me!

6 Weird Food Facts About Me!
Ever since I started trolling food blogs I would notice writers responding to ‘being tagged’ and ‘tagging others’. It seemed so fun and cute, grade school and cliquey. As someone who was always picked last in P.E. (gym class) and was never much of a social butterfly, I would often sigh and think, “gee it sure must be fun to be ‘tagged’”. So you can imagine... 

Open Call For Submissions!

Open Call For Submissions!
When I started TriniGourmet.com my aim was to feature and promote the distinctive cuisine of Trinidad and Tobago. In the few months since I started this blog I have been thrilled to see it grow and reach more people than I had thought would have happened in this short timeframe This week has been a really busy one for me. Not only did I have the joy of developing a recipe for something that Nandita... 

Welcome to my Kitchen!

Welcome to my Kitchen!
I love the world of blog events. This time around I have to thank Veron of Kitchen Musings for making me aware of Lucullian Delight’s ‘Show Me Your Kitchen’. In that spirit, this is where I prepare all my dishes It is pretty basic, and pretty cramped but it gets the job done. My mother and I often talk and dream about renovations, and some of the other participants’... 

Current Poll: How Do You Prefer To Receive Your RSS Feeds?

Current Poll: How Do You Prefer To Receive Your RSS Feeds?
Hi there! And an even more special hello to all of you in RSS feed land Currently TriniGourmet sends out the first 2 or 3 lines of a post to those who have chosen to subscribe via this method. I did this for several reasons, however if there is an overwhelming desire for the whole post to be sent out I may reconsider Let me know! Which Alternative Pastelle Filling Should I Add To Trinigourmet? ... 

It’s Blog Delurking Week!

It's Blog Delurking Week!
Well the actual term is National Delurking Week, but that leaves us global bloggers out! Held in the second week of January , Delurking Week is a time in the blogosphere when all of you silent readers are encouraged to come out of the woodwork and post a comment or two. So, with this post, I’d like to encourage all my silent readers to say something. It doesn’t matter if you are a regular...