Culinary Chat with Chef Cheryl-Ann Shortt-Charles Coming Thursday! + 7 Days Left on My Special Famalay Patreon Offer!

Culinary Chat with Chef Cheryl-Ann Shortt-Charles Coming Thursday! + 7 Days Left on My Special Famalay Patreon Offer!

See this woman right here? (No, not me! lol!). This “little” lady is Chef Cheryl-Ann Shortt-Charles and I consider her one of the unsung GIANTS of the local culinary scene. A multiple medal-winning pastry chef, I first got to know her during my winning stint…

What is your weekly cooking schedule like?

What is your weekly cooking schedule like?

Follow me on Instagram! http://www.instagram.com/TriniGourmet I’d love to know what your weekly cooking schedule is like. Are you a menu planner? Or do you fly by the seat of your pants based on what you have on hand?  

::MISSION EP.1 “Who I Am”

::MISSION EP.1 “Who I Am”

I can’t believe that this is my first blog post of 2019. If you follow me on social media (links below) you will realize that after a 6 month+ hiatus I started to post regularly again in September. But in the online world that is…

In Trinidad, Christmas is Parang! (video & holiday recipe roundup)

In Trinidad, Christmas is Parang! (video & holiday recipe roundup)

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Trini Christmas

  What is Parang? Well Parang is the soundtrack to Christmas here in Trinidad. More than that however Parang is also a culture, a way of life that sweeps through my island after the lights of Eid and Divali have been put away. The What…

New Year, New Approaches

New Year, New Approaches

  Happy 2018 everyone! It feels like,  and has been, a year and a day since I last wrote in here. You can thank some over zealous Russian hackers for that. After slowly recovering from the death of my father in late 2015, and health…

Ghosts of Our Culinary Past – Legacy of Our People

Ghosts of Our Culinary Past – Legacy of Our People

Who is Sylvia Hunt? If you came of age in the late 80’s onwards you probably haven’t heard her name. Similarly, several years ago, the then-UK based Trini food blogger Can Cook Must Cook posted on “Those Disappearing Pleasures”, the snacks of her childhood which…

Storing Wine: Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions

Storing Wine: Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions

Over at SupermarketGuru.com you can find answers to frequently asked questions about storing wine. Questions include: • Should I be storing the wine I drink everyday in a special way or place? • Where should I store wine I don’t plan to drink immediately? •…

Kicking Ice Cream Up A Notch – Trini Style!

Have you tried splashing Angostura bitters on your ice cream? Because Angostura has a light uplifting flavour with some citrusy undertones I find it works better with pale colored icecreams like vanilla and citrus-flavored icecreams like orange and lemon. This post was originally published November…

A Beer is a… Carib (video)

Carib Brewery, Eastern Main Road, Champs Fleurs Ask any Trinidadian to complete the following phrase. A beer is a … and you’ll instantly hear a loud uproarious ‘Carib’. For over 50 years the Carib Brewery has been producing Carib beer to the delight of Trinis…

Vote!

Vote!

“Universal suffrage is the only guarantee against despotism.” – May Wright Sewall My finger as it appeared in 2007 and as it shall appear by Monday evening. Tomorrow, Monday 24th, we Trinbagonians return to the polls to determine who our country’s next Prime Minister will…

Trinidadian Roti – An Overview

Trinidadian Roti – An Overview

This post was originally published December 13, 2006. It has been updated once since then Roti. Four little letters that have the power to put any Trini into a smile-infused stupor 🙂 Along with pelau I consider it one of Trinidad’s national dishes. East Indian…

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…

Frustration: A Baking Haiku

Frustration: A Baking Haiku

My first attempt sits Trinidad Butter Loaf, sigh How do you make yours?

Dem Tiefin’ We?!?: Copyright infringment and the local blogging community

Dem Tiefin’ We?!?: Copyright infringment and the local blogging community

Graffiti Art – Queen’s Park Savannah This post was originally published on November 11, 2008. It has been updated 3 times since then. Last Update November 5, 2010 This post was originally written in November 2008 when I was shocked to learn that an application…

New Commenting System Up!

New Commenting System Up!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that I recently upgraded the way that comments operate on TriniGourmet.com. Previously I moderated every comment as the site receives a strange amount of hateful comments/attacks that I would rather not publish,…

Vegan Recipes from Trinidad and Tobago

Vegan Recipes from Trinidad and Tobago

Curried Pumpkin and Rice – a popular Vegan Recipe on TriniGourmet.com From time to time people reach this site by running a search for “Vegan recipes from Trinidad and Tobago”. Veganism as a movement isn’t very pronounced here however many of our most popular dishes…