Tastes Like Home
Hi Everyone, With the holiday season now in full swing and the family starting to gather, keep your cool and don’t get flustered in the kitchen .
Hi Everyone, The preparation for the Christmas feast kicks into high gear from this weekend .
Hi Everyone, the pièce de résistance at Christmas is the ham – a very large cut of meat, cured, cooked and glazed to glistening perfection .
Hi Everyone,There are many old time foods that we can make today using the most modern of appliances and techniques, but Conkies (aka sweet dumplings) is not one of them .
Hi Everyone, Smoky, salty, fatty, crispy, bacon is all that and more .
Hi Everyone, I love feet, that is, chicken feet, pig’s feet and cowheel .
Hi Everyone, Have you ever had Okra Slush? No? Man you missing out, especially, if like me, you can’t get enough of the slender, green-apple-coloured vegetable called okra (ochroes) .
Hi Everyone,I’ve been baking and experimenting .
Hi Everyone, Hot, spicy, peppery and sweet, candied ginger is a real sweet treat .
Hi Everyone, Making bread with potatoes is nothing new .
Hi Everyone, There are many cooking utensils that get passed down from one generation to the next - masala bricks, mortars and pestles, pots, pans and rolling pins too .
Hi Everyone,It’s been nice sharing with you about the meet-up in Fort Lauderdale with Al, CAG and Observer, along with their wives Mar, Desi and Pat .
Hi Everyone, Welcome to part 3 of a 4-part series about a gathering of Tastes Like Home friends who met for the first time in July this year .
Hi Everyone,There are many cooks who cook their hearts out and feed as many people as possible .
Hi Everyone,This week begins a 4-part series of a gathering of Tastes Like Home friends that was held in July of this year .
Hi Everyone,A couple of weeks ago I was telling you about sweating onions, well this week, it is about caramelizing the alliums .
Hi Everyone, Each summer when I travel for my annual vacation, there is always a foodie pursuit for an ingredient, a tool, a piece of equipment or something kitchen related .
Hi Everyone, Sweat is one of the least appetizing words when it comes to food and cooking, but sweated onions are a key part to cooking many dishes .
Hi Everyone, Are we in the last age of a particular generation of grandmothers’ cooking? I’m referring to the grandmothers that had few resources but created meals out of simple fare to feed their families, grandmothers that cooked from instinct rather than a written recipe .
Hi Everyone,The herb chadon beni is to Trini cuisine what that special fine thyme is to Guyanese cuisine – ever present, a favourite and a signature flavour .
Hi Everyone, “Long ago, roti used to clap, ply ply… nowadays is share mug shake… sigh .
Hi Everyone, Daylight breaks earlier and the sun sets later, summer is here .
Hi Everyone, This week’s column concludes the 2-part look at Black Pudding .
Hi Everyone,This week begins a 2-part series about Black Pudding .
Hi Everyone,We are people who are at once sophisticated and simple .
Hi Everyone,What is it about fried chicken that is so alluring? It’s a favourite of almost everyone, (well except vegetarians of course) .
Hi Everyone, If you had to come up with 5 food (food & beverage) items that people visiting Guyana must try, what would they be?As I sat on a LIAT flight to Guyana, I picked up ZING (the in-flight magazine), which is always a good read .
Hi Everyone,When I first conceptualized this column, Tastes Like Home, I knew what I would be getting out of it and I knew what people living away from Guyana would be getting out of it .
Hi Everyone, Every time I come back home for a visit I have to readjust my senses to the abundance of food, especially at the markets .
Hi Everyone,We have been chatting for several years now, so much so that things have reached the stage where I have to start some of our conversations with one of these phrases: Remember I told you… Last year I shared with you… If you have been reading me for a while… Well this is going to be one of those occasions .
Hi Everyone, Last week Wednesday, I sat for 4 straight hours engaged in the tedious task of removing the skins off of 4 ½ cups of rehydrated black eye peas .
Hi Everyone, There was a period of time when I was going to secondary school that chickpeas (aka channa, garbanzo beans) were scarce .
Hi Everyone, I am not a perfectionist but I get my sense of perfection from my mother .
Hi Everyone,It’s cruel, unfair and sheer torture .
Hi Everyone, I have never used coconut oil before, until now .
Hi Everyone, I am always on the hunt for recipes that use familiar ingredients in new ways .
Hi Everyone,No matter which way you combine potatoes, milk, cream, garlic, fresh herbs and cheese, the result would always be a resounding success .