Tastes Like Home

Roti - Eating at its best

Roti – Eating at its best

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 .

Yangzhou Fried Rice

Yangzhou Fried Rice

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 .

Fried rice primer

Fried rice primer

Hi Everyone,A good Fried Rice is a dish that many of us aspire to perfect .

The vulnerability of cooking for others

The vulnerability of cooking for others

Hi Everyone, bearing your soul .

Green: The Colour of Food

Green: The Colour of Food

Hi Everyone,Green is the number one colour when it comes to food .

It’s Pancake turned Tarte Tartin turned Upside Down Cake

It’s Pancake turned Tarte Tartin turned Upside Down Cake

Hi Everyone,So I felt like eating pancakes .

Simple, easy, quick

Simple, easy, quick

- It’s all relative

Hi Everyone,Cooking is simple .

About cooking rice

About cooking rice

Hi Everyone,All rice is not created equal .

Nice fluffy dumplings

Nice fluffy dumplings

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 .

No secret: Boiled Ripe Plantains

No secret: Boiled Ripe Plantains

Hi Everyone, When it comes to food, I do not have secrets .

Move over smoked Herring

Move over smoked Herring

…there are other smoked fish in town

Hi Everyone, people the length and breath of the Caribbean have a serious love for smoked Herring aka red Herring .

A Lesson on Bake and Shark

A Lesson on Bake and Shark

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 .

Guyanese Cheese Pie

Guyanese Cheese Pie

Hi Everyone,A few weeks ago, I received a request for a recipe for Cheese Pie, “the kind that sells at Salt and Pepper .

A Boil & Fry

A Boil & Fry

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-  .

Notes on dhal puri

Notes on dhal puri

Hi Everyone, the recipe I get the most requests for is dhal puri .

Antigua’s Raisin Bun

Antigua’s Raisin Bun

Hi Everyone, if you like Raisin Bread, then be prepared to love Antigua’s Raisin Bun .

Ummm… More pancakes

Ummm… More pancakes

Batter up! Part 2

Hi Everyone,After all the pancake-talk last week, did you make any? You know, as a trial run .

Batter Up! It’s Pancake Time

Batter Up! It’s Pancake Time

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 .

My heart is beet-ing

My heart is beet-ing

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, I’ve fallen in love, With beets .

Choka in a hurry

Choka in a hurry

Hi Everyone, I have an idea to share with you .

We have a cuisine

We have a cuisine

Hi Everyone, on the morning of Wednesday, November 21, 2007, I received an email from an avid reader of this column and my blog .

An eating pleasure

An eating pleasure

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, Food never fails to surprise .

Keep it fresh

Keep it fresh

Hi Everyone,This is a fresh column .

Holiday baking success  Pt.3

Holiday baking success Pt.3

The Ham

Hi Everyone, This week, we conclude our 3-part Holiday Baking Suc-cess series by discussing the ham .

The Christmas cake

The Christmas cake

Holiday baking success

Part 2Hi Everyone, this week, we continue our Holiday Baking Success series by looking at the all-important Christmas cake .

Holiday baking success

Holiday baking success

Hi Everyone,‘Tis the season the oven gets most fired up .

Bring home the bacon

Bring home the bacon

Hi Everyone, I made bacon! Yep, right in here in my home, I made bacon .

Caramelized perfection: Baked Ripe Plantains & Bacon

Caramelized perfection: Baked Ripe Plantains & 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 .

Don’t baste the turkey - braise it!

Don’t baste the turkey – braise it!

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 .

Patiently making Peera (Peda)

Patiently making Peera (Peda)

Hi Everyone, Making Peera (Peda) from scratch is no simple task .

A rant: an appeal  for the ordinary

A rant: an appeal for the ordinary

Hi Everyone, I am all for creating new tastes and flavours .

Meat, rice & spice = Tatbileh

Meat, rice & spice = Tatbileh

Hi Everyone, Trust me, no matter how creative you are in the kitchen, when you are constantly busy with work, you always find yourself making the same dishes over and over again .

Raisin bread for mom

Raisin bread for mom

Hi Everyone, last weekend, during my weekly telephone conversation with mommy, she expressed a desire to have a slice or two of raisin bread .

So close, but yet so far …Elusive Tennis Rolls

So close, but yet so far …Elusive Tennis Rolls

Hi Everyone, Each Caribbean nation has its signature bread-roll with its one-of-a-kind flavour and texture .

What is Allspice?

What is Allspice?

Hi Everyone, over a month ago, whilst I was in Guyana, I went in search of allspice because I needed some to put into the apple crostata I was going to make for dessert one evening .

Disappointed by cornbread

Disappointed by cornbread

Hi Everyone, I could not believe it – the cornbread did not taste good! Sure, it looked gorgeous; it had beguiled me with its golden beauty .

Love at first bite

Love at first bite

Jamaican Beef Patties Hi Everyone, The first time I ate a Jamaican Beef Patty was not in Jamaica it was in Guyana .



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