Tastes Like Home
Hi Everyone,Feeling tired and run-down? Need a pick-me-up? Don’t reach for Red Bull or any other readymade energy drink .
Hi Everyone,A friend: “I ain’t want no blond sauce (referring to all light coloured sauces) .
Hi Everyone, My mom makes a mean (really good) shrimp cake .
Hi Everyone,There are several versions of rice cooked with turmeric and or curry powder that are Curry Rice .
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) .
Hi Everyone,There are certain dishes when made and eaten just set your soul at ease .
Hi Everyone, There are subtle differences between a country style biscuit (think KFC and Pillsbury) and a scone .
Hi Everyone,The one particular aspect about food in Guyana that I miss the most is fish .
Hi Everyone, For us here in the Caribbean, chutneys are hot, spicy, tangy (acidic) condiments .
Hi Everyone,I remember a time when dessert was a very simple affair – right out of a box and sometimes a can or tub .
Hi Everyone, Porky, meaty, sweet – that’s Lap Cheong (in Cantonese) .
Hi Everyone, Lime + water + sugar = swank .
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 .
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 .
Hi Everyone, Often we grow up following and maintaining traditions without knowing or fully understanding why we do so .
Hi Everyone,I have many cups in my cupboard, small and large, expensive and economical .
Hi Everyone, Happy Independence to brilliant, beautiful, bountiful Guyana!Five years ago, I wrote about an ‘Independence food dream’ I had – one in which there was a table with a veritable feast of the foods of my country .
Hi Everyone,There are 3 men in particular who read this column and comment every week .
Hi Everyone, Back in 2007, I shared with you, what The New York Times’ Mark Bittman (aka The Minimalist) and Jim Lahey served up bread-loving folks the world over, No-Knead Bread .
Hi Everyone,There is one particular vegetable that I buy every week when I go to the market – Okra - even when it is selling for BDS$6 (GUY$540) a pound .
Hi Everyone, I couldn’t possibly reveal the subject of this column in the headline for fear that you might not buy the paper .
Hi Everyone,I beg of you .
Hi Everyone,When Easter comes around many homes come alive with the fragrance of spices – in the cakes, buns, cookies and fruit breads that are the order of the day .
Hi Everyone, last week my broadcast students and I were discussing programming plans for the College’s radio station, for Holy Week – the week from Palm Sunday leading up to Easter Sunday .
Hi Everyone,Last week, within a 48-hour period, I heard some food related things that I thought I’d share with you .
Hi Everyone,You may recall, that is, if you have been reading me that long, a column that I wrote a few years ago about my obsession with plantains; particularly green plantains .
Hi Everyone,After declaring last week that I had not given up any food or beverage for Lent, and that I tend to be a weekday vegetarian and weekend meat-eater, I received several emails, asking for vegetarian meal ideas from persons who have given up meat for Lent .
Hi Everyone,friend: What food and drink have you given up for Lent?Me: Nothing .
Hi Everyone, Every West Indian familiar with Chinese cuisine, refuses to make any of their favourite Chinese dishes without a few sprinklings of Chinese Five-spice powder added to their food .
Hi Everyone, I once read that if a popover and a pancake had a baby it would be Dutch .
Hi Everyone,Bajans (Barbadians) use the word ‘proper’ to signify that some thing, place or person is of the highest standard, quality and calibre .
Hi Everyone, Last week Friday my palette was brutally assaulted by the taste of dried herbs in the food I was eating .
Hi Everyone,Last week, in this 2-part series looking at the required water content for creating dough, I explained that there was no definitive answer as to how much water is needed to make dough .
Hi Everyone,We’ve all been there – trying to make dough for breads, roti(s) or bakes and being frustrated by not knowing exactly how much water to use, or, following the suggested amount of water stipulated in a recipe only to end up with an overly sticky mass or with loose dry bits of something far removed from dough .
Hi Everyone,Ever wonder why you love the Coca Cola in one country but can’t stand the taste of it elsewhere? Ever wonder why you prefer certain beers? Ever wonder why the pizza in one place tastes different from another place? Ever wonder why the same international brands of items taste different from one country to another? Read on .
Hi Everyone,Happy New Year!Today is the 6th birthday of this column! My, we have been chatting for a long time .
Hi Everyone,I cooked this year but not as much as you would think, due to a rather hectic travel and work schedule .