Cynthia Nelson

Cynthia Nelson

Getting creative

Hi Everyone, I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again (so you’d better get used to it) – cooking combines so many aspects of creativity.

Hey good-looking!

Hi Everyone, Have you had your guava today? Do not miss out on the chance of have one of nature’s best gifts, especially when it’s in season.

When you come, what to bring

Tastes Like Home Hi Everyone, Are you like me – do you give your best friends and loved ones a list of food to bring when they’re coming to visit from overseas, especially if they are coming from home?

Haitian Griot (Fried Pork) & Accra

Tastes Like home Hi Everyone, Beyond the shores of the Caribbean, when the term “Caribbean cuisine” is used it is often used to refer to the slices of mangoes adorning a plate, or a wedge of pineapple on the rim of a cocktail glass.

Eating at the table

Tastes Like Home Hi Everyone, Conversations that trigger a memory of one’s upbringing and how it has influenced or impacted our lives often yield two reactions – we marvel at the freedom some people had or we are astonished by the discipline enforced.

Fond recollections as I eat

Tastes Like Home – Fond recollections as I eat Hi Everyone, Have you ever sat down to a meal and as you are eating, you think of others – be they family or friends – that you think might enjoy the meal and wish that they were there to share it with you?

Losing food identity

Tastes Like Home Hi Everyone, When I wrote three weeks ago asking whether Barbados and Guyana can meet on a plate, a friend and regular reader, commented, “There’s always going to be tension on these issues, as people think their national identity will change…” I completely understand the fear.

My Brother & Kabset Baitenjan

Tastes Like Home (Iraqi-style Beef and Vegetable Stew) Hi Everyone, Me: It’s a great meal to entertain with, it’s vegetables and meat, it comes with a sauce and you can serve it with steamed Basmati Rice.

Salt to taste

Salt to taste Hi Everyone, Recently, while I was conducting a private cooking class, my client said he was never sure when to add salt when he was cooking – at the beginning, in the middle or at the end.