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EVENT: “FREEDOM ROAD” Emancipation Tour

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”FREEDOM ROAD” TOUR OFFERS UNIQUE GLIMPSE INTO TRINIDAD’S EMANCIPATION HERITAGE Port of Spain, July 20, 2016 –  Stepping into an African Nation Dance. Sharing dinner on the East Coast. Giving thanks at a First Peoples smoke ritual in Arima. These are just a few of the experiences that patrons of “Freedom Road” will experience as they venture into some of Trinidad’s... 
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PRESS: TriniGourmet Founder appointed Associate Editor of “Cooking Sense” Magazine

PRESS: TriniGourmet Founder appointed Associate Editor of
      Local food blogger Sarina Nicole Bland has been appointed Associate Editor of Cooking Sense, a new Caribbean magazine.  The founder of TriniGourmet.com and author of 2 e-books, Bland’s work in local and regional cuisine has been spotlighted in local media as well as international outlets such as The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveller and NPR.  “We chose to... 
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PRESS: TriniGourmet featured in Cooking Sense Magazine!

via #instagram ift.tt/1NKj7o8   With all that’s been happening around I forgot to mention that I have pics and recipes for 4 vegan/vegetarian holiday dishes in the newest issue of Cooking Sense magazine! Check out my Gluten-Free Black Cake, Paime, Baked Plantain in Orange Juice and Eggless Coquito. Pick up your complimentary copy in St. Lucia or Barbados while stocks last! View the latest issue... 
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TRINIDAD EXPRESS FEATURE: Pass The Ponche! (includes recipe for Beetroot Punch de Creme)

TRINIDAD EXPRESS FEATURE: Pass The Ponche! (includes recipe for Beetroot Punch de Creme)
This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Trini Christmas I am delighted to be included in the Trinidad Express’ Saturday Feature (12/20/2014) on our local ‘eggnog’ Punch de Creme 🙂 Love the different perspectives and recipes, including one for that increasingly popular variant Beetroot! If you want my own recipe for Punch de Creme you can snag it by clicking this link. Read... 
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EVENT: Bailey’s Dulce de Leche Launch!

EVENT: Bailey's Dulce de Leche Launch!
Wednesday, November 5 2014 saw the T&T launch of Bailey’s newest flavour ‘Dulce de Leche’ at the recently opened Rizzoni’s Ristorante Italiano and I was thrilled to participate in the event. My day started at 4:30 a.m. and was a blur of morning show appearances, mid-day photo-taking (behind the camera) and then more picture taking (this time in front)... 
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APRIL GIVEAWAY/PRODUCT REVIEW: Peppa Deb’s Original Caribbean Pepper Sauce

APRIL GIVEAWAY/PRODUCT REVIEW: Peppa Deb's Original Caribbean Pepper Sauce
Last week I received an amazing 3-bottle sampler of Peppa Deb’s Original Caribbean Pepper Sauce. Available in hot, medium and spicy it was way too good not to share with y’all!  I don’t often use commercial pepper sauces, as my father makes an excellent one. Indeed I am often told that his recipe “Bertie’s Mega-Hot Pepper Sauce” is a fave of... 
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TriniGourmet: METRO Magazine Cover!

TriniGourmet: METRO Magazine Cover!
On October 11, 2013 I was featured on the cover of Trinidad’s #1 fashion and lifestyle magazine “Metro”. Browse the issue at ow.ly/qAhP1 🙂  Read More →
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Trinidad Guardian: “For The Love Of Trini Food” – a behind the scenes look

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It was with a great big smile that I saw a feature spread on my work and TriniGourmet in yesterday’s Trinidad Guardian. The interview played out on a tranquil Friday afternoon earlier this month over some delicious shakes at a local Häagen Dazs (after initially meeting at Maraval’s ‘landmark’ KFC, and then a fruitless attempt to head to an overflowing Rituals Café). Journalist... 
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Let’s Make History Together! Support TriniGourmet’s bid to attend FBC ’14 (video)

Let's Make History Together! Support TriniGourmet's bid to attend FBC '14 (video)
Last week Monday I officially opened my first crowdfunding campaign for public pledges. This is the largest undertaking I’ve made to date and it’s not one I entered into lightly. Since starting TriniGourmet in 2006 I’ve been thrilled by the numerous stories I’ve received from people around the world who have been touched and inspired by the recipes and photos I’ve shared... 
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Watch Ep. 16 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)

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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 her make her Tobago Seitan and Dumplings, along with her Carib Diva Punch.” Menu: •... 
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Watch Episode 15 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)

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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 us was up and comer Nandelle Cameron with her unique brand of Island Indie.” Joining... 
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Watch Episode 13 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)

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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 island oasis, that of Hawaii, where my best bud and culinary whiz Lynn Li is located.... 
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TriniGourmet on The New Jewish Table (video)

TriniGourmet on The New Jewish Table (video)
On March 5, 2013 I was thrilled to participate in Zagat’s roundtable launch of The New Jewish Table: Modern Seasonal Recipes for Traditional Dishes. Written by Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray (owners of Washington D.C.’s ‘Equinox’ restaurant) they call it “a story of love and lox”.  Read More →
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Watch Episode 11 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)

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Join me this Thursday, March 21 at 8 p.m. EST for Episode 11 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking With Sarina”! Join me as I walk Petra Laptiste of Carifrique.com through my recipe for Trinidad Macaroni Pie. Petra will also be sharing her recipes for Callaloo and Stewed Pigeon Peas. It’s a spread that’s sure to delight! . Musical Guest: Trinidadian jazz guitarist Dean Williams The... 
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Watch Episode 10 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)

Watch Episode 10 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)
March has begun and I’m itching to get back into the kitchen and flex some culinary muscle with a dinner menu that will please you from start to finish. Joining me on air, live from Japan, Osaka-based Trinidadian songstress Alicia Saldenha who’ll be performing two tracks from her current album Menu(recipes coming soon!): • Spicy Fried Chicken • Bodi (Yard Long Beans) in Garlic Sauce •... 
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Watch Episode 7 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)

Watch Episode 7 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and whether you are single or attached I love any reason to make a fuss over oneself. This week I’m preparing a romantic meal that is no-fuss, no-hassle, and definitely Caribbean in flavour! Joining us on-air will be my ‘long-time’ friend, Tobagonian-born pannist, Rony Perry. He’ll be playing us into Trinidad’s world-famous Carnival... 
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Watch Episode 5 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)

Watch Episode 5 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)
This week I hosted the first “Eat Ah Food” episode of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”. Like my “Cookalong” episodes (the first of which was with Patrice Grell-Yursik a.k.a Afrobella), these episodes take us into the kitchens and pots of online notables (primarily of Caribbean origin/descent). However, where cookalongs feature a cook taking on one... 
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Watch Episode 4 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)

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After my little ‘cookalong’ with Afrobella (click here for that recap and replay) I was back in the kitchen on January 17th with a lineup that many tuned in and enjoyed! “It’s a New Year! Let’s keep those holiday resolutions going with a vegan and gluten-free menu of healthy Caribbean-inspired fare :)” Menu (recipes available at ow.ly/gS7KQ ): • Ochro Rice • Aubergine... 
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Watch Episode 3 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)

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It’s time for the first episode of “Sweet Han'” for 2013, and also my first cookalong! I’m beyond thrilled to share the stage with none other than Trinidad-born fashion and beauty blogger Patrice Yursik a.k.a Afrobella. I’ll be talking her through my recipe for Trinidad Stewed Fish and she’ll be preparing one of her exclusive cocktails. Photo Credit: Mark Lyndersay Playing... 
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Watch the 2nd episode of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking With Sarina”! (video)

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It’s Christmas season here in Trinidad & Tobago. The sounds of parang are in the air and cheer and food abound! That’s why episode 2 of “Sweet Han: Caribbean Cooking With Sarina” was all about adding a dash of Holiday Glam to your table this year. The Menu:(click here for all the recipes) • Butterflied Roast Chicken with Spicy Molasses Glaze • Jamaican Rice and... 
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