Caribbean Beachcomber July/August 1969 – Bridgetown Market, Barbados (video)

Caribbean Beachcomber July/August 1969 – Bridgetown Market, Barbados (video)

Transcription: Wayside market in Bridgetown, Barbados. (Photo/Barbados Tourist Board) Back In Time Barbados Style

Lion’s Baking Powder Commercial (video)

Lion’s Baking Powder Commercial (video)

Call it nostalgia but it’s hard to convince me that the local commercials of the 80’s and 90’s didn’t have a certain ‘something’ that the current set lacks. There was something very magnetic about the hooks and taglines back then. Lion’s Baking Powder had a…

Ackee

Ackee is one of my favorite ingredients, however it is not something that I think most Trinidadians (or people worldwide) know or have tasted. In fact if it wasn’t for my Jamaican mother I probably would never have tasted it all! I often see Western…

Caribbean Beachcomber July/August 1969 – Pepperpot at the Barbados Hilton

Transcription: Pepper pot soup as served at the Barbados Hilton (photo/William Alleyne) The “Hilton Barbados” Today (is any form of the above elaborate pepperpot display still in existence? ) p.s. Is it just me or does the Caribbean map in the above video depict Tobago…

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…

20 Interesting Pie & Tart Recipes (video)

Trinidad Macaroni Pie is the #1 pie recipe here on Trinigourmet.com Is it a pie? Is it a tart? The answer may more lie in the recipe’s country of origin and it’s final presentation, than in the ingredients and composition themselves. From Baking911.com A pie…

Playing with the Tuile of Hearts (video)

This post was originally published on January 29, 2009. It has been updated once since then. So here it is, right on the heels of my first Tuesdays with Dorie entry, my very first Daring Bakers challenge! I first learnt about Daring Bakers in 2006…

Emancipation Village 2010: African Food Fair Part 2 – Cassava Fries & Kelewele (video)

Emancipation Village 2010: African Food Fair Part 2 – Cassava Fries & Kelewele (video)

This entry is part of 4 in the series Emancipation Village 2010

After passing through the entrance it was time to head straight to the food court. Food was served in 2 main areas, one officially designated “Food Court” where most of the vendors were still absent or trying to keep dry beneath white tarpaulin, and the…

Emancipation Village 2010: African Food Fair Part 1 – Arrival (video)

Emancipation Village 2010: African Food Fair Part 1 – Arrival (video)

This entry is part of 4 in the series Emancipation Village 2010

August 1st was Emancipation Day here in Trinidad & Tobago. A public holiday since 1985 its definition has recently been expanded as a recognition of the struggles of all the ethnic groups who came here in servitude. At its heart though it remains essentially a…

Pholourie & Chopsticks: When Tokyo and Trinbago Collide! (video)

I am constantly amazed by what a mobile and adaptable people we Trinis are. Over on Twitter I converse with locals who have ventured to all corners of the world and while comfortable in their new lives, still want that little taste of home to…

Sauté Trinbago 2010: Part 7 – Closing Thoughts (video)

Sauté Trinbago 2010: Part 7 – Closing Thoughts (video)

This entry is part of 8 in the series Sauté Trinbago

For the past few days I’ve been reviewing the recently held Sauté Trinbago food event. If you’ve been following along I hope you have enjoyed the photos and videos that I’ve shared. If you’ve missed any of the posts to date you can quickly catch…

Sauté Trinbago 2010: Part 6 – Shurwayne Winchester (video)

Sauté Trinbago 2010: Part 6 – Shurwayne Winchester (video)

This entry is part of 8 in the series Sauté Trinbago

Last to the stage was soca artiste Shurwayne Winchester. I was blown away by his set, which felt more like a mixtape on steroids. Seamless and flawless, he and his band (Y.O.U) combined elements of hiphop, his own soca hits (and those of others), and…

Sauté Trinbago 2010: Part 5 – Oasis Carnival Band Launch 2011 (video)

Sauté Trinbago 2010: Part 5 – Oasis Carnival Band Launch 2011 (video)

This entry is part of 8 in the series Sauté Trinbago

The next thing on the evening’s agenda was the launch of a new Carnival band Oasis. From the opening notes of Shakira’s “Ojos Asi” I was drawn in… Oasis Carnival Band Launch 2011 Playlist (6 videos) All in all I think that Oasis did an…

Sauté Trinbago 2010: Part 4 – The Evening’s Entertainment (video)

Sauté Trinbago 2010: Part 4 – The Evening’s Entertainment (video)

This entry is part of 8 in the series Sauté Trinbago

After the magnificence of the Picton Folk Performing Company’s offering, I could be forgiven for thinking that I could take a little time out between performances. The organisers however clearly had different plans. It was not long before the notes of Shakira’s “Waka Waka” started…

Sauté Trinbago 2010: Part 3 – The Picton Folk Performing Company (video)

Sauté Trinbago 2010: Part 3 – The Picton Folk Performing Company (video)

This entry is part of 8 in the series Sauté Trinbago

Prior to last Saturday’s performance I was completely unaware of the existence of the Picton Folk Performing Company. As a result, I feel really grateful to Cloud Nine, the organisers of Sauté Trinbago, for the exceptional level of talent which they allowed to shine from…