Best of the Worst

Think of this as a Consumer Reports of Island Cuisine if you will. It really bothers me that people seem to think that 3rd World Cuisine has any less stringent standards for the bestowing of a title on a dish. Recently a well-esteemed blogger wrote that any idea of authentic cuisine was ‘racist’. That made me so furious. I would dare anyone to tell an Italian that he should accept his dishes being called French or Polish or tell a Frenchman that his baguette is really a pumpernickel round. No one is saying you can’t play around with a formula but please have enough respect for a culture to learn which parts of the recipe are set in stone and which parts are the flexible bits that can be modified while still allowing the dish to retain its ‘title’, understand that there is a method to our preparations, there are proportions, so on and such, otherwise please name your dish something else! Anyway I’m making it my mission to just say no to these quasi-Caribbean fakeouts, and to alert others so that they know better! :P

Best of the Worst #1: Trinidadian Christmas Cake or Blackcake – Katy Carruthers

Best of the Worst #1: Trinidadian Christmas Cake or Blackcake – Katy Carruthers

Oh you know it had to happen! The official launch of my “Best of the Worst” series is upon us. Think of this as a Consumer Reports of Island Cuisine if you will. It really bothers me that people seem to think that 3rd World […]