Tastes Like Home

‘Sweet hands’

A homemade ‘sweet hands’ favourite: Chicken Chowmein (Photo by Cynthia Nelson)

Hi Everyone, “Sweet Hands means that a person is so talented in the kitchen that anything he or she makes… is like manna from the Gods.” That is how American journalist, chef and cookbook author, with roots in Trinidad, Ramin Ganeshram, explained the title of her book back in 2010 when it was published.

Have a cookie

Oatmeal & Raisin Cookies
(Photo by Cynthia Nelson)

Hi Everyone, This cookie ain’t gonna crumble. This cookie ain’t hard. This cookie is soft and chewy. While there are many varieties of cookies, a lot of them claim to be warm, soft and chewy, evoking feelings of comfort, but when you bite into them, they are anything but, with many of them turning to granules in your mouth.

Iron: An Essential Micronutrient

Lamb Curry with Potatoes (Iron + Vitamin C)  Photo by Cynthia Nelson

Hi Everyone, Last month, an article was published in Stabroek News (Friday, August 14) written by Guyana’s former Director of the Government Analyst Food & Drug Department, Marilyn Collins, titled – ‘Food Fortification & The Health of the Guyanese Population.’ In the article Ms Collins referenced the statistics of the most recent survey conducted in Guyana (in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization PAHO) on iron deficiency anaemia.

Breadfruit Cou-cou

Bajan Eats Pt 4

Breadfruit Cou-cou Meal (Photo by Cynthia Nelson)

Hi Everyone, This is the last in the 4-part series of weekend Bajan eats. When one thinks of Cou-cou, the mind immediately focuses on cornmeal, the dish sometimes referred to as turn cornmeal (because of the constant turning/stirring that needs to take place to ensure that the cornmeal does not scorch or burn).