Tastes Like Home

Bottoms, corners, edges and ends

Bottoms, corners, edges and ends

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, the fight for crusty, overcooked, highly flavourful bottoms (bun-bun), corners, edges and ends of cooked food and baked items can be fierce .

Beer Battered Banga (mary)

Beer Battered Banga (mary)

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, there are several ways to prepare fish to fry: seasoned, and dusted with flour, breadcrumbs, cornmeal or some other type of dry breading .

Drizzling flavour

Drizzling flavour

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, Pancake Day is just a few days away… what’s the syrup plan this year for drizzling your pancakes? Often taken for granted, the syrup is just as important as the pancake .

Eating a ‘lil Garlic Pork

Eating a ‘lil Garlic Pork

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone,  A little over two weeks ago when I shared my Holiday Bits, with you, I mentioned that I did not make any garlic pork for Christmas .

Tender liver, sweet onions

Tender liver, sweet onions

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, There are certain dishes that just make your day .

Desperately seeking cassava puffs

Desperately seeking cassava puffs

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, I was planning to hopefully recreate a treat I’d eaten a few times from a snack lady while at secondary school .

Sharing some Holiday Bits

Sharing some Holiday Bits

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, Think of this week’s column as one of those dishes you prepare with scraps of ham left over from the holidays .

My approach to eating

My approach to eating

Tastes Like Home

-Everything in moderation Hi Everyone, No food is bad or unhealthy .

Foodie reactions of 2012

Foodie reactions of 2012

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, One of the many things I like about writing this column is that it offers me the opportunity create old time favourites and discover new tastes and flavours .

A taste of comfort at Christmas

A taste of comfort at Christmas

Hi Everyone, Regardless of how much searching we do for new recipes to make at Christmas, it is always the old favourites that win our hearts and taste buds .

Roast low & slow this Christmas

Roast low & slow this Christmas

Hi Everyone,Cooking for the holidays can be a royal pain .

So nice when baked twice Potatoes

So nice when baked twice Potatoes

Hi Everyone,  There are many ways to cook potatoes – boiled, stewed, curried, sautéed, fried, steamed, grilled, microwaved, baked and roasted .

Mmmm… Stuffing

Mmmm… Stuffing

Hi Everyone, After all the talk about roast chicken over the past two weeks, it begs that we address stuffing – a most flavourful, savoury accompaniment to roasts of any kind .

Roast Chicken – Pt. 2...Facing fear and feasting

Roast Chicken – Pt. 2…Facing fear and feasting

Hi Everyone, This week we conclude the 2-part series on roast chicken .

Roast Chicken – Pt. 1 Facing fear and feasting

Roast Chicken – Pt. 1 Facing fear and feasting

Hi Everyone, This week we begin a 2-part series on roast chicken .

In the spotlight: Shine Rice

In the spotlight: Shine Rice

Hi Everyone, Say the words Shine Rice and the responses would range from nostalgia to longing to hunger .

Johnny cakes

Johnny cakes

For the love of fried doughHi Everyone,Do you like fried bakes of any kind? Then prepare to cheat on them with Johnny Cakes .

Take your pick of fried green plantains: Chips, fries, tostones, arañitas

Take your pick of fried green plantains: Chips, fries, tostones, arañitas

Hi Everyone, Please don’t roll your eyes .

A skillet for all reasons

A skillet for all reasons

Hi Everyone,It is excellent for baking, roasting, toasting, frying, searing and sautéing .

Pão de  Queijo

Pão de Queijo

(Brazilian Cheese Bread)Hi Everyone,  Is it bread, a bun or a roll? Does it really matter? Especially when you can’t seem to stop yourself from eating at least 3 at one go?One of the many things I like about South American cuisine is the abundant use of root and tubular vegetables .

Biscotti Italian twice-baked cookies

Biscotti Italian twice-baked cookies

Hi Everyone,Though I do not have a sweet-tooth, every now and then I like to have some sweet baked item with my tea in the afternoon or evening .

The pleasures of dunking

The pleasures of dunking

Hi Everyone, I am a dunker .

Restaurant food at home

Restaurant food at home

Hi Everyone,Have you ever had a meal at a restaurant and then tried to replicate it at home? I have .

A natural body-builder

A natural body-builder

Hi Everyone,Feeling tired and run-down? Need a pick-me-up? Don’t reach for Red Bull or any other readymade energy drink .

Eating with the eyes

Eating with the eyes

- the colour of food

Hi Everyone,A friend: “I ain’t want no blond sauce (referring to all light coloured sauces) .

Not my mother’s shrimp cakes

Not my mother’s shrimp cakes

Hi Everyone, My mom makes a mean (really good) shrimp cake .

The curry in my rice

The curry in my rice

Hi Everyone,There are several versions of rice cooked with turmeric and or curry powder that are Curry Rice .

Spicing up my tea

Spicing up my tea

Masala Chai

Hi Everyone, My world of tea drinking took an exotic twist back in 2007 when friends from the Indian sub-continent introduced me to tea masala (masala chai) .

A Big Pot of Stew

A Big Pot of Stew

Hi Everyone,There are certain dishes when made and eaten just set your soul at ease .

Tender Cheesy  Biscuits or Scones?

Tender Cheesy Biscuits or Scones?

Hi Everyone, There are subtle differences between a country style biscuit (think KFC and Pillsbury) and a scone .

Fresh fish. Frozen fish

Fresh fish. Frozen fish

Hi Everyone,The one particular aspect about food in Guyana that I miss the most is fish .

The other kind of chutney

The other kind of chutney

Hi Everyone, For us here in the Caribbean, chutneys are hot, spicy, tangy (acidic) condiments .

Treats - the Milky Way

Treats – the Milky Way

Hi Everyone,I remember a time when dessert was a very simple affair – right out of a box and sometimes a can or tub .

Lap Cheong, it’s special Chinese Pork Sausage

Lap Cheong, it’s special Chinese Pork Sausage

Hi Everyone, Porky, meaty, sweet – that’s Lap Cheong (in Cantonese) .

Swank (aka Lime Water)

Swank (aka Lime Water)

Hi Everyone, Lime + water + sugar = swank .

Tablemanners

Tablemanners

Book review

Hi Everyone, Antigua & Barbuda beat out front runners Italy, France and Germany to cop first place and the title of Best Design in the recently concluded prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in their nominated category! Writing that sentence and reading it aloud is such sweet pleasure .

Little bites  that complete  a meal

Little bites that complete a meal

Hi Everyone,Have you ever found yourself sitting down to a plate of food and saying, “You know what this (fill in the blank) needs? Some pepper sauce, achar…” I’m not just talking about a condiment here, I’m referring to little bites created to accompany the food .



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