Trinidad Pastelles (recipe) now with Delicious Vegan Option!

One of Trinidad’s seasonal delights, pastelles are a steamed cornmeal pie wrapped in banana leaves and filled with stewed meat, olives, and raisins. I’ve been told that they are very similar to Latin American tamales, and indeed Venezualan foodblogger Tomasnomas has a link to the 

Sarina’s Trinidad-Style ‘Stew Oxtail’ (recipe) – as mentioned in The New York Times

Oxtail stew (or ‘stew oxtail’ as it is more commonly called in local parlance) is a sentimental favourite of many Trinbagonians. While writing this post I even had a Twitter follower tell me that it’s the first thing she insists on having upon returning home! 

Where oh where have the Buffalypso gone? (video)

Where oh where have the Buffalypso gone? (video)

Image Credit: NIGO If, like me, you were a TTT baby (i.e. you grew up only knowing one channel that signed off at noon, and signed back at 2:30 p.m. with the call of “Caribbean Vibration”) then you probably also remember government promos touting the 

15 Ways To Enjoy Beef! (video)

. How to cook Trinidad style curry beef with potato from Trinidad style curry beef with potato. A uniquely tropical way of cooking curry beef (of beef curry), you’ll be amazed at how simple and very tasty this recipe is. For step by step 

Ants in A Tree (recipe)

I first learnt of this recipe via Sara Moulton‘s excellent (and now defunct) Food Network series “Sara’s Secrets”. It was my first introduction to the culinary history of Singapore, and I’ve been hooked on learning as much as I can ever since. Much like Trinidad 

Tyler’s Texas Chili (recipe)

This month’s “They Go Well Together” challenge, asked food bloggers to prepare dishes that combined meat and chocolate. Unlike prior challenges this one was rather second nature to me as I have been adding chocolate to my chilis for several years now. Sounds weird? Not 

Eggplant Ragout with Tomatoes, Peppers and Ground Beef (recipe)

Eggplant is one of my favorite plants so it was with great joy that I saw that it was the main focus of this month’s JFI food challenge. Here in Trinidad you can find the eggplant called by many different names. In the course of 

Trini-Style Hamburgers (recipe)

I love burgers and I’ve made no attempt to hide my belief that Trini street burgers are extremely special 🙂 So, when I saw that Writing At The Kitchen Table was having a burger challenge I knew I had to throw my hat into the 

Trinidad Stew Beef with Herbed Dumplings (recipe)

  I was all set to make a chicken paella this morning, that was until I learnt about the ‘Waiter there’s something in my stew’ challenge which ends tonight. See these days nothing gets me more excited than the 101 food blog challenges that seem 

Stuffed Melongene (recipe)

Whether you call it melongene, eggplant, aubergine or garden egg, you’re referring to one of my favorite ingredients. And when you are talking about Stuffed Melongene you are definitely referring to one of my favorite dishes. It’s such a favorite that my mother makes it 

Cooking Tips From The Pros

From (a culinary online magazine written by chefs) comes the following “Cooking Tips From The Pros”. Cooking With Olive Oil Do not saute (fry) food in good olive oil. High quality olive oils contain small particles from the olives that the oil was pressed