Tastes Like Home
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 .
Hi Everyone, I have an obsession with baking scones .
Hi Everyone,“We cannot afford to mortgage our palettes to foreign producers” - Freundel StuartThe Barbadian Prime Minister made this remark at the opening of the recently concluded annual local Agricultural Festival (AGROFEST) .
Hi Everyone, It’s the season of Lent and, as usual, my inbox is full of requests for vegetarian and meat-free recipes .
Hi Everyone, I’m seeing red, but I’m not angry .
Hi Everyone,Tomorrow is Mashramani and apart from the main event – the parade of costumes and bands in various parts of the country – the number one activity that many will be participating in is some form of picnic .
Hi Everyone, Looking to brighten and perk up your food and beverage? Add a little zest! I don’t mean enthusiasm, zeal and passion – although those won’t hurt – I am talking about citrus zest .
To close off three weeks of writing about the local music scene, I am zooming in on a genre that in Guyana at least, seems to have lost its steam .
Hi Everyone,A couple of years ago, no, wait almost 4 years ago (where does the time go?!) I wrote telling you about an amazing cornbread I had at a barbeque restaurant in the United States .
Hi Everyone, Taken for granted though indispensable for many meals, plainly cooked-rice is content and secure in its supportive role .
Hi Everyone, The secret to a good Trini Pelau or Stew is burnt sugar .
Hi Everyone,There is way too much misinformation about food out there .
Hi Everyone, with the end of the Sorrel season quickly closing in, I wanted to share with you a way in which you can still enjoy the flavour of sorrel beyond the season .
Hi Everyone,Fact: food is expensive .
Hi Everyone, One of the things about communicating is knowing when to say what, to whom, and how to say it .
Hi Everyone,It’s been another memorable year for Tastes Like Home .
Hi Everyone, De Trini(s) might never let me back in deh country for what I have done with their beloved Punch de Crème but I think if they stop long enough to taste my Punch de Crème Bread Pudding they might forgive me .
Hi Everyone, With the holidays looming large, everyone is looking to spice things up – literally and figuratively .
Hi Everyone,Could it really be?In my research into our foods - where they came from, how we prepare and consume them - I came across some information that gave me an “ah ha” moment .