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Trinidad Independence Day Menu [MENU PLAN]

Trinidad Independence Day Menu [MENU PLAN]

Happy Independence Day T&T!  This year’s Trinidad Independence Day menu is a trifecta of the new, the old, and a twist on an old favourite 🙂  What will yours be this year? Of course, this year, like last year, celebrations will be mostly virtual and 

Emancipation Day in Trinidad & Tobago

Emancipation Day in Trinidad & Tobago

What is Emancipation Day? August 1st is Emancipation Day in Trinidad and Tobago, a public holiday. In 1985 Trinidad and Tobago became the first country in the world to commemorate the abolition of slavery with a national observance, and since that time several other countries 

Indian Arrival Day Menu

Indian Arrival Day Menu

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May 30th is Indian Arrival Day, a public holiday here in Trinidad and Tobago. Indian Arrival Day commemorates the arrival of the first East Indian labourers to our shores. From the National Library Website:Indian Arrival Day, celebrated on 30th May, commemorates the arrival of the 

Trinidad Coleslaw (recipe)

Trinidad Coleslaw (recipe)

How have I had this site for so long (16 years!) and not posted a recipe yet for Trini Coleslaw? I was so sure that I had, but only realised recently that the closest that I had was a recipe for Grated Carrot & Raisin 

The Naparima Girls’ High School Cookbook

The Naparima Girls’ High School Cookbook

Better known in Trinidad & Tobago as the “Naparima Girls’ Cookbook”, this collection of truly delicious recipes, with clear and simple steps to follow, is a national institution! I’ve touched on this cookbook several times through the years of this site, and at one point 

Cocoa Tea

Cocoa Tea

Who doesn’t love a warm mug of “cocoa tea”? Especially on overcast or rainy days! Made by grating bars of compressed spice-infused cocoa and simmering with full-cream milk (plant mylks should be as full-bodied as possible) and sugar before straining, the final result is both 

MEMORY: Travel Channel “Delicious Destinations: Trinidad & Tobago” (2017)

MEMORY: Travel Channel “Delicious Destinations: Trinidad & Tobago” (2017)

I started TriniGourmet in 2006 with the aim of sharing my love for my culture and cuisine not just with the world but also with the local population. I wanted to help elevate our understanding, conversations, and collective depictions so that we would understand what 

Sweet & Sticky Shiitake Mushrooms

Sweet & Sticky Shiitake Mushrooms

From time to time on my Twitch stream a viewer gets the chance to select an ingredient that I should develop a dish around. My most recent challenge however has been, well a challenge! If anyone knows where I can get poppyseeds here in Trinidad 

8 Bright & Nutritious Salads From Our Archives!

8 Bright & Nutritious Salads From Our Archives!

Here are 8 of our most popular salads posted through the years. Fom fresh salsas to lightly steamed vegetables, you are sure to find something to enjoy! 1. East Indian Chickpea Salad In Trinidad cuisine chickpeas (channa) are routinely served curried or fried. Rarely do 

Quick Salmon Curry [Recipe]

Quick Salmon Curry [Recipe]

Not sure I got the best capture of this Salmon Curry (I wish I had added some more chadon beni garnish now) but trust me when I say that it was delicious! I first developed an affection for fish curries, when I made and posted 

Quick Tequila Chicken [Recipe (Oven & AirFryer Methods]

Quick Tequila Chicken [Recipe (Oven & AirFryer Methods]

Tequila Chicken is a recipe that I would read about in the early years of food blogging and was always curious about. I never got a chance to try it though until I started building up my own “personal bar”. Tequila just wasn’t a liquor 

Kingfish Steaks in Coconut-Chili Sauce [Recipe]

Kingfish Steaks in Coconut-Chili Sauce [Recipe]

Here’s a look at yesterday’s lunch of Kingfish Steaks in Coconut-Chili Sauce, a dish that while South Asian-inspired definitely has its own fusion flair. It’s warm and spicy, but also creamy and filling. It was definitely one of those occasions when you hit the kitchen, 

Trinidad’s World-Famous KFC Zinger Chicken Sandwich [Recipe] (Gluten-Free Version Included)

Trinidad’s World-Famous KFC Zinger Chicken Sandwich [Recipe] (Gluten-Free Version Included)

Oh yes, the world-famous KFC Zinger. One day we’ll be able to turn to future generations and tell them about the days when all the KFCs of Trinidad & Tobago closed their doors and turned off their lights. Wanna talk about a good ghost story? 

Roasted (Scotch Bonnet) Pepper Chutney [Recipe]

Roasted (Scotch Bonnet) Pepper Chutney [Recipe]

Roasted Pepper Chutney?! It’s not much of a surprise that many Trinbagonians like more than a little heat in their dishes. I mean, considering many of the hottest peppers in the world originated here it makes perfect sense! Having said that, although I’ve had a 

Spiritual/Shouter Baptist Day Menu

Spiritual/Shouter Baptist Day Menu

Photo: Sookdeo Baney Today, March 30 is Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day in Trinidad & Tobago. From Wikipedia: Spiritual/Shouter Baptist Liberation Day is an annual public holiday celebrated in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, on March 30. The holiday commemorates the repeal on March 30,