Independence Day Menu
Tomorrow, August 31st is Trinidad’s Independence Day. This year’s menu keeps things traditional 🙂 • Grated Carrot and Raisin Salad • Bertie’s Trinidad Pelau • Sarina’s Independence Day Sugar Cakes To learn more about Independence Day Celebrations in Trinidad, as well as the Independence... 
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SUNDAE FEST 2013: A celebration of local ice-cream vendors and flavours
July 21, 2013 was the hosting of Trinidad & Tobago’s first ice-cream festival. Titled Sundae Fest it was truly a celebration that shone a spotlight on local flavours and producers. PRESS RELEASE It’s a Sundae to Remember in Trinidad & Tobago Food festivals are not uncommon around the world, but... 
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HELP CREATE HAITI UNCOVERED: Preserving Haiti's Culinary Heritage & Traditions
Crowdfunding is quickly becoming a popular way for entrepreneurs and artists to get their work out to the public without needing corporate sponsorship, investors or other ‘gate keeper’ funding. Instead, by placing their appeals directly to their target market via sites like Kickstarter and IndieGogo they... 
Pop-Up Cupcake Sale! Ariapita Ave, Woodbrook, Trinidad (order by Wed. Aug 14)
I’m making sure to book some of the Icebox ones! YUM!  Read More →
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Sarina's Spicy Fried Gluten-Free Chicken! (recipe & video)
This delicious spicy fried chicken was created for Episode 10 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”. In this episode I shared some tips for perfect frying so do check it out below 🙂 It’s commonly believed that fried chicken requires a floury batter to be divine, however when the... 
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3 Questions with Larry Fournillier: local culinary star continues to rise despite corporate indifference (video)
Larry Fournillier may not yet be a household name, but on the social network of Google Plus, he is something akin to a social media rockstar. With over 980,000 followers he is the most followed Caribbean personality on the platform and has amassed a loyal stream of viewers for his cooking themed Hangouts on Air (visit... 
5 Questions with Kimberly Parris (video)
This week on Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina our guest cook is Kimberly Parris. A Jill of all trades by nature, Kimberly got her start studying criminal justice in college before deciding that she was better suited for education and psychology. Her change in direction came in handy as she moved through... 
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“The Tobago Heritage Festival is in full swing and here at Sweet Han’ we’re paying tribute to the Sister Isle with a twist on that island’s signature dish Crab and Dumplings. If like myself and my guest cook Kimberly Parris you don’t consume shellfish, you’re going to want to see... 
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Congratulations To The Trinidad & Tobago National Culinary Team 2013!
The Trinidad & Tobago National Culinary Team, led by Raymond Joseph once again made Trinidad and Tobago proud at the annual Taste of The Caribbean competition, held in Miami,FL, USA. This was Team Captain Raymond Joseph’s third and final year of Captaincy after leading the team to gold medals for three consecutive... 
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Tobago Heritage Festival 2013
The annual Tobago Heritage Festival runs from July 12 – August 1st this year. For full details and a list of events visit www.tobagoheritagefestival.com/ and like them on Facebook  Read More →
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Looking for Lentil Soup?
“Best Ever Lentil Soup” (link to recipe, below) On a semi-regular basis I like to check what keywords are driving people to this site. Without fail “lentil soup” in one form or another is on the list. This surprises me as I often think that I am the only person who loves these humble brown... 
Iced Lemon Ginger Tea (recipe)
As promised, here is the recipe for the Iced Ginger Lemon Tea which was the beverage component of my submission to the 40th installment of Happy Sorceress’ Blog Party series. This drink is wonderfully refreshing and has a soft muted tone, thanks to the use of honey. Not only does the honey take the sharpness... 
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Trinidadian newscaster Jessie-May Ventour was my guest cook on the 15th episode of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina. She made my Carambola Bread along with her Toasted Geera Goat Cheese and Cranberry Goat Cheese Spreads. To wash it all down, she’ll also made her 2-minute Gingerade! Serenading... 
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5 Questions With Jessie-May Ventour (video)
This week on Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina our guest cook is veteran broadcaster Jessie-May Ventour. Biography: JESSIE-MAY VENTOUR is well known as the former co-host of state media house, CNMG’s morning talk-show FIRST UP, the first local morning talk show to be broadcast simultaneously on radio,... 
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5 Questions with Nandelle Cameron (video)
This week on Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina my guest musician is Nandelle Cameron. Biography: Nandelle was born! On the island of Trinidad and Tobago she started writing songs and playing the guitar at the age of fourteen, with a particular interest in the alternative rock and roll sound. After receiving... 
TriniGourmet's Top Ten Chocolate Recipes!
Feast your eyes (and hopefully more) on the following Top Ten Chocolate Recipes on Trinigourmet 🙂 I can definitely vouch that you will want to make them again and again 🙂 1. Espresso Cake (recipe) Light, moist and incredibly intense in flavour this recipe for Espresso Cake hides one little ’secret’,... 
Banana-Papaya Smoothie (recipe)
Since 2009 I have actively incorporated more raw and vegan dishes into my regular diet and have found the benefits to be multifold. For one my body hasn’t succumbed to flus the way it regularly did in the past and I have found that many autoimmune responses that I had in the past to stress have become a lot... 
Petra's Stewed Pigeon Peas (recipe & video)
For Episode 11 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina” I was joined by Petra Laptiste, founder of Carifrique.com. She whipped up an amazing menu of Macaroni Pie, Callaloo and these Stewed Pigeon Peas. Everything looked so good I couldn’t wait to recreate her recipes. I soon did and was... 
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Labour Day Menu & History
“June 19, Sir, is a day which, in the minds of the workers, marks a landmark in the history of the working class movement.” – Adrian Cola Rienzi June 19 is Labour Day in Trinidad and Tobago, a public holiday Labour Day marks the labour uprising on 19th June 1937 which is generally recognised as... 
Pêche Pâtisserie (review)
April 16, 2013 was the date of the third gathering of The Blogger’s Table. Comprising myself, TriniChow, QD Ross of Bring It To The Table and Corey of Learning Patience, we found ourselves this time at PĂŞche Pâtisserie’s unassuming Port-Of-Spain location. Opened in 2011 by Chef Khalil Ali (a graduate... 
T&T Table Talk Food Awards 2013
Saturday night sees the first local Table Talk Awards here in Trinidad, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! An offshoot of the already established Jamaican extravaganza (now in its 15th year!), the Table Talk Awards seeks to become recognised as a ‘Food Oscars’ for our chefs and their establishments.... 
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5 Questions with Cesco Emmanuel (video)
Born and raised on the lively twin islands of Trinidad & Tobago, Cesco Emmanuel discovered his passion for music and the guitar at age 13. He has been a student for more than seventeen years at the Graham Newling Classical Guitar School and is currently pursuing his advanced studies with the Associated Board... 
Bodi in Garlic Sauce (recipe & video)
Green beans and garlic are a classic French combination that I re-interpreted, using the very Trinidadian staple of bodi, on Episode 10 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”. Also known as yard long beans, locally bodi is more traditionally curried or prepared in tomato-based sauce. This... 
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Chocolate Cassava Pudding (recipe & video)
Through the years I’ve made no small secret of the fact that cassava is one of my favourite local ingredients. Starchy and viscous it lends easily equally well to savoury and sweet applications, yet outside of cassava pone, most people don’t think of other ways to incorporate this tuber into desserts.... 
5 Questions with Dean Williams (video)
Tonight is the 13th episode of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina” and one of my joys has to be sharing with the world the wealth of musical talent we have here in Trinidad & Tobago. I say ‘the world’ but I include locals in that as well as many of them have thanked me for... 
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This month marks the third installment of my “CookALong” series where a prominent (usually) Caribbean personality follows one of my recipes, and sometimes throws in a few of their own 🙂 This week however I’m shaking things up a bit by taking a ‘virtual’ trip to another multicultural... 

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