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Coca-Cola Bottling Plant

Coca-Cola Bottling Plant

Coca-Cola Bottling Plant, Churchill-Roosevelt Highway, Macoya Coca-Cola is an international goliath when it comes to marketing, and even here in Trinidad the Coca-Cola bottling plant never wears the same outfit for too long. Check out its current attire πŸ˜‰

Balandra Beach Cleanup: A Day in Pictures

Balandra Beach Cleanup: A Day in Pictures

One month ago, Saturday August 12, I was happy to take part in a beach cleanup at Balandra, a relatively secluded beach on Trinidad’s North Coast. Organized by Mystic Hemp, the trip to and from Balandra provided me with many opportunities to shoot (and learn […]

MovieTowne

MovieTowne

Forget about popcorn, when I go to the movies I’m all about the steak fries and MovieTowne’s are the greatest! I don’t know what they season them with, and I’ve tried to figure it out. I suspect there is some seasoning salt going on, and […]

The Joys of Breadfruit

The Joys of Breadfruit

Steamed breadfruit, smoked herring sauce, avocado Mmmm breadfruit. It really borders on the obscene how much I love this thing… Every time one comes our way I make a promise that I will photograph it properly, as well as its preparation. Inevitably something always comes […]

The Gift of Harvest

The Gift of Harvest

The bounty keeps on coming πŸ™‚ Mangoes and avocados, fresh from one of our neighbour’s country estates.

Setting the Fruit

Setting the Fruit

My fruit jar for this year’s December black cakes is slowly but steadily rising. Whenever I buy dried fruits I set aside half of what is leftover into the jar and top it up with rum or cherry brandy (depending on what I have on […]

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern: Trinidad and Tobago (video)

For the longest while I’ve been watching Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods and wondering “Gee I wonder what he would think of Trinidad?”. Well, someone must have been listening to my brain waves because the next thing I know I was reading that a Trinidad and […]

Sarina’s Spicy Ochro/Okra Melee (recipe)

Sarina’s Spicy Ochro/Okra Melee (recipe)

When I heard that this month’s theme of Meeta’s Monthly Mingle was “Earth Food” I smiled. You see, I have been interested in the preservation of the environment from a very young age. Where I got this passion for conservation I’m not quite sure, but […]

Trackback Love: week ending July 28, 2007

β€’ Dispensing Happiness: Blog Party #24 Blogger’s Choice Stephanie “The Happy Sorceress” is host to the Monthly Blog Party get-together. Every month she sets a theme that we food bloggers have to adhere to when creating our appetizer and complimentary cocktail. This month the theme […]

Regal ‘Olive Oil’ – A Pomace Disgrace

There really is no substitute for extra-virgin olive oil, something that I’m sure every foodie would attest to. However finding decent olive oil is getting harder and harder for me at my local supermarket. It wasn’t always this way. Up until several months ago they […]

Global Goodness (#3)

Global Goodness (#3)

Speedlinks to interesting stuff I’ve found on the INTERwebz πŸ˜› 1. Dragonfire has an excerpt of Ramin Ganeshram’s excellent Sweet Hands: Island Cooking From Trinidad And Tobago (Hippocrene Cookbook Library) on their site. Check it out πŸ™‚ 2. After a brief disappearance dried sorrel is […]

Krishnawatie Tiwari: The Face Behind Yumma

Krishnawatie Tiwari: The Face Behind Yumma

I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled across this article in the Trinidad Express. So often we pick up products in the supermarket and don’t think of the names and faces behind the label. Corporations and brands just seem, by nature, to be faceless and […]

Taste of T&T 2007 – Final Recap! (video)

Taste of T&T 2007 – Final Recap! (video)

Ok, the TriniGourmet is now probably the last Trini on the planet to share her experience of this year’s Taste T&T festival, but you know what they say ‘save the best for last’ πŸ˜› It’s taken me longer than I had expected to get to […]

Culinary Confessions

Culinary Confessions

Every now and again I like to take a look at what people are searching for here on TriniGourmet.com. It gives me ideas on what to create next, and what to expand on πŸ™‚ Not surprisingly there are always a few searches for pork (esp. […]

The Many Faces of the Coconut

The Many Faces of the Coconut

Am I the only who loves to look at the different faces in brown coconuts? πŸ™‚ Ever since I was small I’ve been mesmerized at the range of expressions they have as you roll them from side to side! It’s not hard for me to […]

S.Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants

S.Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants

Several months ago I was excited and surprised to be asked to join the Caribbean panel for The S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants survey. Of course I said yes! Two weeks ago my official thank you letter, and the issue of Restaurant magazine that presented […]