Tastes Like Home

In support of calypso

In support of calypso

To close off three weeks of writing about the local music scene, I am zooming in on a genre that in Guyana at least, seems to have lost its steam .

The less you know…

The less you know…

Hi Everyone,A couple of years ago, no, wait almost 4 years ago (where does the time go?!) I wrote telling you about an amazing cornbread I had at a barbeque restaurant in the United States .

Hot Fluffy Rice

Hot Fluffy Rice

Hi Everyone, Taken for granted though indispensable for many meals, plainly cooked-rice is content and secure in its supportive role .

Burnt Sugar. Brown Food

Burnt Sugar. Brown Food

Hi Everyone,  The secret to a good Trini Pelau or Stew is burnt sugar .

The hype and being informed

The hype and being informed

Hi Everyone,There is way too much misinformation about food out there .

End of season jam

End of season jam

Hi Everyone,  with the end of the Sorrel season quickly closing in, I wanted to share with you a way in which you can still enjoy the flavour of sorrel beyond the season .

The Cost of Food

The Cost of Food

Hi Everyone,Fact: food is expensive .

Back to basics

Back to basics

Weekday food & weekend food

Hi Everyone,  One of the things about communicating is knowing when to say what, to whom, and how to say it .

A Memorable Year

A Memorable Year

Hi Everyone,It’s been another memorable year for Tastes Like Home .

A real boozy pudding

A real boozy pudding

Hi Everyone,  De Trini(s) might never let me back in deh country for what I have done with their beloved Punch de Crème but I think if they stop long enough to taste my Punch de Crème Bread Pudding they might forgive me .

The spice in my rice

The spice in my rice

Hi Everyone, With the holidays looming large, everyone is looking to spice things up – literally and figuratively .

The peas of good fortune Black-eye Cook-up Rice

The peas of good fortune Black-eye Cook-up Rice

Hi Everyone,Could it really be?In my research into our foods - where they came from, how we prepare and consume them - I came across some information that gave me an “ah ha” moment .

Bejewelled Bread

Bejewelled Bread

Panettone

Hi Everyone, The Italian sweet bread – Panettone – reminds me of the Christmas holidays .

 Inspired baking Namilco’s Cookbook Calendar

Inspired baking Namilco’s Cookbook Calendar

Hi Everyone,Have you seen the 2014 Cookbook Calendar put out by the National Milling Company (Guyana Inc)? I received a couple of copies a few weeks ago and have been ticking off which recipes I want to make .

Who are we? Heritages & Connections

Who are we? Heritages & Connections

Hi Everyone, Two Saturdays ago, the Guyana Cultural Association of New York, held its annual symposium, and this year the theme was: Who are we?The theme asks a timely question and one that certainly gives us pause .

Sweet balls of  coconut laddoo

Sweet balls of coconut laddoo

Hi Everyone,While Phagwah is all about savoury snacking, Diwali is about sweet meats – sweet snacks and desserts .

Know your food - Gone bananas

Know your food – Gone bananas

Bananas are the world’s most popular and best-selling fruit, outranking the apple and orange .

You can dial my number

You can dial my number

Hi Everyone, We talk about life, work, relationships, and God, among other things .

Sunday lunch: Easy like Sunday morning

Sunday lunch: Easy like Sunday morning

Hi Everyone, Sunday lunch is one of the most looked-forward to meals of the week .

Mayonnaise or Aïoli?

Mayonnaise or Aïoli?

Hi Everyone,I have a friend visiting who is watching her cholesterol intake and so each morning, I make her scrambled egg whites .



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