Tastes Like Home
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 .
Hi Everyone, The Italian sweet bread – Panettone – reminds me of the Christmas holidays .
Hi Everyone,Have you seen the 2014 Cookbook Calendar put out by the National Milling Company (Guyana Inc)? I received a couple of copies a few weeks ago and have been ticking off which recipes I want to make .
Hi Everyone, Two Saturdays ago, the Guyana Cultural Association of New York, held its annual symposium, and this year the theme was: Who are we?The theme asks a timely question and one that certainly gives us pause .
Hi Everyone,While Phagwah is all about savoury snacking, Diwali is about sweet meats – sweet snacks and desserts .
Bananas are the world’s most popular and best-selling fruit, outranking the apple and orange .
Hi Everyone, We talk about life, work, relationships, and God, among other things .
Hi Everyone, Sunday lunch is one of the most looked-forward to meals of the week .
Hi Everyone,I have a friend visiting who is watching her cholesterol intake and so each morning, I make her scrambled egg whites .
Last week’s recipe of Thai fish cakes – that included a signature ingredient in Thai cuisine, lemongrass – prompted questions from several readers about the use of the lemongrass stalk .
Hi Everyone,There are many things that the Atlantic hurricane season brings – the need to stock up on canned food, bottled water, batteries, candles, matches, portable radios and then there is the requisite construction work to ensure that roofs are intact, shutters are sturdy, trees trimmed and the yard free of debris .
Hi Everyone, I have this monologue with myself each Saturday that I go to the market:“You have the list right? No deviating from it (the list) today .
Hi Everyone, One of the thrilling things about cooking with spices and herbs is that you can use them in many combinations and on each occasion be totally surprised by the flavour .
Hi Everyone, I have an obsession with bakes .
Hi Everyone, Developing flavour when cooking is about technique and time .
Hi Everyone,A few weeks ago I was visiting some friends up North .
Hi Everyone, Here in the Caribbean we live in a tropical environment that enjoys summer weather all year round but in July and August, it gets even hotter .
Hi Everyone, Since we’ve been baking sweet cookies for the past two weeks, I thought that it is time that we add something savoury to the table .
Hi Everyone, After all the talk about buttery shortbread cookies last week, I am keeping my promise to share with you the late Urmia Cummings’ butter cookies which she called Teatime Cookies .
Hi Everyone,I always say, if you’re going to have a cookie, then have a cookie .
Hi Everyone, This week I conclude the 2-part series looking at cooking with pressure cookers .