reviews

This section of TriniGourmet.com focuses on featuring food-related items as I become aware of them.

Trinigourmet Amazon Hotlist for October 2010

Trinigourmet Amazon Hotlist for October 2010

Divali deeyahs, Adam Smith Square, Woodbrook 2008 Hey everyone, still catching up on my blog posts, Divali really snuck up on me this year! By the time you read this post I’ll probably be sleeping off the inevitable food coma that follows consumption of that […]

Tridoshic Dal (recipe)

This Tridoshic dal comes from a cookbook that I’ve been using for years called The Ayurvedic Cookbook. I’m always interested in learning about the culinary traditions and philosophies of other cultures. Eastern cuisines in particular often fixates on the concept of warming and cooling foods. […]

Trinigourmet’s Amazon Hotlist for September 2010

Trinigourmet’s Amazon Hotlist for September 2010

Divali is fast approaching and with it shall come my recipes for Kheer (Indian Rice Pudding) and Parsad. Stay tuned, I know you all have been looking! 🙂 Wow! Can you believe it’s mid-October already? Maybe it’s just me but I swear time accelerates as […]

Top 3 Vegetarian Recipes on TriniGourmet.com

1. Trinidad Doubles – recipe Trinidad doubles is the ultimate local street food. It’s cheap. Usually hot/warm. Hearty. Filling. You can view the recipe here. 2. Ciabatta Bread – recipe This recipe for Ciabatta Bread creates a very light loaf, soft and chewy on the […]

Amour et Café (review)

Amour et Café (review)

There’s something underfoot here in Trinidad. A movement of eager, innovative food lovers, opening small intimate locations where fresh ingredients shine and combine in ways that are delicious, surprising and, even better, affordable! For far too long Rituals has been the only option around for […]

Trinigourmet’s Amazon Hotlist for August 2010

Boomers, a local chain of sub shops has a killer tuna sandwich! They were the first to bring out sauces with distinctly local flavours such as garlic and chadon beni. Subway has since followed… 🙂 It’s the start of another month, and with that comes […]

Trinigourmet’s Amazon Hotlist for July 2010

Trinigourmet’s Amazon Hotlist for July 2010

A Jamaican Patty from Rituals Trinidad is a weekly ‘ritual’ of my own 🙂 It’s the start of another month, and with that comes the posting of my monthly roundup of those items that you all have been clicking (and purchasing) this month. Ramin Ganeshram’s […]

Trinigourmet’s Amazon Hotlist for June 2010

Trinigourmet’s Amazon Hotlist for June 2010

Church Street, Woodbrook, Trinidad, W.I. It’s the start of another month, and with that comes the posting of my monthly roundup of those items that you all have been clicking (and purchasing) this month. Coming in on top is Ramin Ganeshram’s ode to local cuisine […]

Simma Down! – Caribbean Food in Western North Carolina

Simma Down! – Caribbean Food in Western North Carolina

From The Mountain Express: The Simma Down Caribbean Café just recently opened on Market Street downtown [Asheville], in the area formerly occupied by One Love. The restaurant is also surprisingly affordable, offering lunch plates laden with jerk chicken or pork and heaps of coconut rice […]

20 Ways To Enjoy Ginger!

20 Ways To Enjoy Ginger!

. From Epicentre.com: Ginger is one of those ingredients that can be many things to many people. Not only is it used in cuisines around the world, but it also comes in a variety of forms fresh, pickled, dried, and crystallized among them . People […]

Sweet Hands: Island Cooking From Trinidad And Tobago

Sweet Hands: Island Cooking From Trinidad And Tobago

Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad and Tobago – Ramin Ganeshram Book Description Callalloo and Buss Up Shut, Mother-in-Law And Kuchela, Chip Chip and Doubles. The verbiage of Trinidad’s cuisine is both lyrical and mysterious. The variety of foods from this Caribbean nation and their […]

Calypso in Chestnut Hill: A Taste of Trinidad

Calypso in Chestnut Hill: A Taste of Trinidad

Last month the Philadelphia Inquirer ran a piece on a Trinidadian food stand called Calypso in Chestnut Hill’s Farmers Market. Excerpt: “It is time to make the next round of roti. Campbell slides balls of dough made with ground split peas and garlic from under […]

Eating “After Dark”: Recipe Books for the Frisky Foodie

Well, well, well looks like a simple Google search for recipes containing avocado and honey, has led me unknowingly into the seedier side of the Foodie-verse. Yes my dears, did you know that there is a whole section of cookbooks devoted to the goals of […]

Trinigourmet’s Top 10 Posts of 2009

Trinigourmet’s Top 10 Posts of 2009

Better late than never, here are the top 10 posts of 2009. 1. Trinidad Corn Soup with Cornmeal Dumplings (recipe) Corn soup is a street food favorite here in Trinidad, especially at carnival time when vendors ply large pots of it that they spoon into […]

Trinigourmet’s Top 10 Posts over the last 30 days (September 2009)

1. Trinidad Corn Soup with Cornmeal Dumplings (recipe) Corn soup is a street food favorite here in Trinidad, especially at carnival time when vendors ply large pots of it that they spoon into styrofoam cups outside of fetes and clubs. It’s also popular as a […]

Is Your Oven Correct? (Why It’s Important To Calibrate)

Is Your Oven Correct? (Why It’s Important To Calibrate)

Do you trust your oven? A lot of times I get questions from readers criticizing how a recipe came out and demanding that I change the instructions or details 🙂 It always somewhat amuses me that clearly -I’m- the one to blame if -their- attempt […]