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 .
-Everything in moderation Hi Everyone, No food is bad or unhealthy .
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 .
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 .
Hi Everyone,Cooking for the holidays can be a royal pain .
Hi Everyone, There are many ways to cook potatoes – boiled, stewed, curried, sautéed, fried, steamed, grilled, microwaved, baked and roasted .
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 .
Hi Everyone, This week we conclude the 2-part series on roast chicken .
Hi Everyone, This week we begin a 2-part series on roast chicken .
Hi Everyone, Say the words Shine Rice and the responses would range from nostalgia to longing to hunger .
For the love of fried doughHi Everyone,Do you like fried bakes of any kind? Then prepare to cheat on them with Johnny Cakes .
Hi Everyone, Please don’t roll your eyes .
Hi Everyone,It is excellent for baking, roasting, toasting, frying, searing and sautéing .
(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 .
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 .
Hi Everyone, I am a dunker .
Hi Everyone,Have you ever had a meal at a restaurant and then tried to replicate it at home? I have .
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 .