Tastes Like Home
Hi Everyone, have you ever noticed how great food tastes when it’s a dish you didn’t plan or don’t quite have the ingredients for it, or you just threw it together on the spur of the moment? And have you ever noticed that if you try to replicate it, the dish itself or the flavour, it never comes close to what you remember? When this happens it is so disappointing I tell you .
Hi Everyone,The salt war has come home .
Hi Everyone,“A lot of people don’t realize that there is a difference between bunjal and curry you know,” declared the winner of last year’s Duck Curry Competition put on by the Guyanese Association of Barbados (GABI) .
Hi Everyone,I have a confession to make .
Hi Everyone,I think that anyone would be hard-pressed to find a Caribbean person who does not like fried ripe plantains .
Hi Everyone,There are many pork buns and pork sandwiches out there, each with its own legion of worshippers and adoring fans, but there is one that has stolen my heart, rendered me helpless and always desperate with longing - Momofuku’s Pork Buns .
Hi Everyone, I love peppers - of all varieties, shapes and heat level .
Hi Everyone, I receive a lot of emails from people crying out in frustration wondering why their once soft, fluffy, hot roti has gone dry or hard by the afternoon .
Hi Everyone, last August when I was in Guyana and on the hunt for Chinese food, pastries, etc, you know, a taste of home, everyone kept telling me that I must try the Yangzhou fried rice .
Hi Everyone,A good Fried Rice is a dish that many of us aspire to perfect .
Hi Everyone, bearing your soul .
Hi Everyone,Green is the number one colour when it comes to food .
Hi Everyone,So I felt like eating pancakes .
Hi Everyone,Cooking is simple .
Hi Everyone,All rice is not created equal .
Hi Everyone, last month, I received an email from my editor at Stabroek News, in which she relayed the contents of a letter sent to the newspaper .
Hi Everyone, When it comes to food, I do not have secrets .
Hi Everyone, people the length and breath of the Caribbean have a serious love for smoked Herring aka red Herring .
Hi Everyone,If there is one thing that you must have when you make a trip to the land of the humming bird, Trinidad and Tobago, it is bake and shark .
Hi Everyone,A few weeks ago, I received a request for a recipe for Cheese Pie, “the kind that sells at Salt and Pepper .
Hi Everyone, a plate of boil and fry of any ground provision or a combination thereof is so satisfying that all you need is one meal of it and you are set to go for a very long time – sometimes an entire day!Cassava and green plantains are my favourite single- .
Hi Everyone, the recipe I get the most requests for is dhal puri .
Hi Everyone, if you like Raisin Bread, then be prepared to love Antigua’s Raisin Bun .
Hi Everyone,After all the pancake-talk last week, did you make any? You know, as a trial run .
Hi Everyone,Bring out the pans, the tawahs and the griddles, it’s time to mix the pancake batter and spread it, swirl it or drop it! This week begins a two-part pancake series leading up to that day when we will all go crazy for pancakes .
Hi Everyone, I’ve fallen in love, With beets .
Hi Everyone, I have an idea to share with you .
Hi Everyone, on the morning of Wednesday, November 21, 2007, I received an email from an avid reader of this column and my blog .
Hi Everyone, Food never fails to surprise .
Hi Everyone,This is a fresh column .
Hi Everyone, This week, we conclude our 3-part Holiday Baking Suc-cess series by discussing the ham .
Part 2Hi Everyone, this week, we continue our Holiday Baking Success series by looking at the all-important Christmas cake .
Hi Everyone,‘Tis the season the oven gets most fired up .
Hi Everyone, I made bacon! Yep, right in here in my home, I made bacon .
Hi Everyone,I had a totally different idea planned for this week’s column but that idea was immediately tossed aside when I popped the first piece of a caramelized-bottom of baked ripe plantain and bacon into my mouth .
Hi Everyone,With the American holiday of Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, all over the television channels, online, on air and in the newspapers, there is talk of the turkey .
Hi Everyone, Making Peera (Peda) from scratch is no simple task .