Today’s post was inspired by Kochtoph’s Food-O-Graphie event where food bloggers talk a little about the technical preferences that they have behind the photos that they share. As I sometimes get asked what camera I use for my shots I thought it may be helpful […]
In North America and the English-speaking Caribbean (of which Trinidad and Tobago is part) entrée is used as a synonym for the main course.
In its use outside of North America, an entrée is more substantial than hors d’?oeuvres and better thought of as a half-sized version of a main course, and restaurant menus will sometimes offer the same dish in different-sized servings as both entrée and main course.
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 […]
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 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 […]
I’m trying to make a greater effort to consistently take part in Weekend Herb Blogging (hosted this time around by its founder Kalyn). This week I thought I would focus on basil – mainly because its an herb that we grow at home and I […]
Jamaican fricassee chicken is one of my mother’s favorite dishes. As a result I have submitted this recipe to FF#2: Your Mother’s Favorite Dish. 🙂 The end result looks quite similar to Trinidad Stewed Chicken (something I should post soon!) but the taste is quite […]
The Ultimate Stew Roundup is now available online. My submission was Trinidad Stew Beef with Herbed Dumplings 🙂 Do check out the many other entries from around the world 🙂 Unfortunately the roundup page does not display properly on my system. I have written […]
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 […]
Pelau is one of Trindad’s signature national dishes and I would argue its also our definitive one-pot meal. This is the meal that we make whenever we have informal gatherings (‘limes’) either at home, at a river or on the beach. It also feeds hungry […]
If I was to host a Tropical Thanksgiving, what would I serve? That question has been in my head with all the Thanksgiving promotions on the US television channels. So, for this post I thought that I would troll the ol blogosphere for Thanksgiving recipes […]