Hi Everyone, Ewww… Gross! Yuck! These sounds plus expressions of scorn and disgust are usually the reaction of many people when they are offered the other parts of meat, poultry or seafood.
Hi Everyone, “Sweet Hands means that a person is so talented in the kitchen that anything he or she makes… is like manna from the Gods.” That is how American journalist, chef and cookbook author, with roots in Trinidad, Ramin Ganeshram, explained the title of her book back in 2010 when it was published.
Hi Everyone, This cookie ain’t gonna crumble. This cookie ain’t hard. This cookie is soft and chewy.
Hi Everyone, I had a craving for shrimp, and like most Guyanese, it takes no effort to convince me to make a curry.
Hi Everyone, Growing up, I’d always hear my mother say that she did not like crab curry because it was too much work, not to cook it – to eat it!
Hi Everyone, Last month, an article was published in Stabroek News (Friday, August 14) written by Guyana’s former Director of the Government Analyst Food & Drug Department, Marilyn Collins, titled – ‘Food Fortification & The Health of the Guyanese Population.’ In the article Ms Collins referenced the statistics of the most recent survey conducted in Guyana (in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization PAHO) on iron deficiency anaemia.
Hi Everyone, The August holidays are over and it’s time to get back to ‘reality’.
Hi Everyone, At this time of the year, all around the markets, you can see trays, boxes, and baskets brimming with red, shiny, beautiful tomatoes.
Hi Everyone, For many of us Coconut Ice is very much a childhood treat.
Hi Everyone, For decades now, electrical devices have been conceptualized, designed and manufactured to make our lives easier in the kitchen.
Hi Everyone, Like many people, when I travel overseas, I like to shop for electronic gadgets, fine jewellery, clothing and shoes.
Hi Everyone, This is the last in the 4-part series of weekend Bajan eats.
Hi Everyone, When you eat a fried pork chop, you can’t help feeling naughty.
Hi Everyone, This week we continue with another weekend favourite among Barbadians. Last week we talked about Bajan pudding, but a serving of pudding and souse would not be complete without pickled breadfruit.
Hi Everyone, This week begins a 4-part series featuring a few weekend favourites among Barbadians (Bajans).
Hi Everyone, Whilst on a visit to Berbice last month, I went to Port Mourant Market and there I spotted a shave-ice vendor!
Hi Everyone, You know I like pepper right? Really hot pepper! Over the years I have written to you many times about my obsession with the fiery beauty in all forms – sauced, pickled, dried, boiled and flaked.
Hi Everyone, All right, brace yourself, today I am going to ask you to do something that may go against a practice you have been doing all your life, and one that you would have seen done by parents and grandparents long before you ever started cooking.
Hi Everyone, Do you find that as you get older, that you repeat yourself?
Hi Everyone, I don’t think that I would be wrong if I said that we have had a week full of emotions.
Hi Everyone, While I have eaten various types of souse – pig’s feet, cow heel and cow face as well as chicken feet, green banana and breadfruit – I had never had channa souse until a couple of months ago, while on that trip to Trinidad that I bet you are tired of hearing of by now.
Hi Everyone, A pound cake is the kind of cake you either like or dislike.
Hi Everyone, FACTS:I am deeply invested in the food of the Caribbean having a place of prominence on the world stage.
Hi Everyone, There is hope amidst the maddening preference for foreign and imported food.
Hi Everyone, There is a new twist to my love-hate relationship with the nightshade species that is also known as eggplant, aubergine, baigan, bolanger, brinjal, garden egg, and more popularly as melongene, in Trinidad and Tobago.
Hi Everyone, Across the region home cooking is under threat. The usual suspects take the blame – busy lives and packed schedules.
Hi Everyone, I am currently working on an interview-based project called, MY FOOD, which I host on my blog, Tastes Like Home.
Hi Everyone, Jam is a condiment that is made with fruit that is cooked low and slow, with sugar, until it becomes thick, fruity and sweet.
Hi Everyone, There is something magical and special about fried dough, whether it is in the form of bakes, beignets or doughnuts.
Hi Everyone, Last weekend I bought 2 breadfruit. I cooked one on Saturday and promised myself that I’d cook the other one on Sunday, and store it in the refrigerator to have with my meals during the week.
Hi Everyone, I’ve never considered myself to be someone who has a green thumb.
Hi Everyone, Towering above houses, generously scattered across the length and breadth of the region, breadfruit trees are laden with globes of fruit hanging from strong stems.
Hi Everyone, It’s been 4 weeks to the day since I first wrote to you about preserved limes.
Hi Everyone, From the root, to the stems, to the leaves, to the flowers, and seeds, coriander is edible.
Hi Everyone, One of the pleasures of visiting outdoor markets is that there is always something new to discover.
Hi Everyone, As we settle in to the New Year and promise to cook at home more often, I want to do my bit to help you.
Hi Everyone, Limes are currently in season and it is usual that when certain fruits and vegetables are bountiful, we find ways of preserving them for later and varied uses.
Hi Everyone, The New Year has dawned and is chock full of resolutions; many of these seem to centre on our intake of food and drink.
Hi Everyone, As I reviewed and reflected on the Tastes Like Home columns of 2014, there were certain editions that stood out for me.
Hi Everyone, With the holiday season now in full swing and the family starting to gather, keep your cool and don’t get flustered in the kitchen.
Hi Everyone, The preparation for the Christmas feast kicks into high gear from this weekend.
Hi Everyone, the pièce de résistance at Christmas is the ham – a very large cut of meat, cured, cooked and glazed to glistening perfection.
Hi Everyone, There are many old time foods that we can make today using the most modern of appliances and techniques, but Conkies (aka sweet dumplings) is not one of them.
Hi Everyone, Smoky, salty, fatty, crispy, bacon is all that and more. It is undeniably the number one breakfast meat that gets our tummies growling.
Hi Everyone, I love feet, that is, chicken feet, pig’s feet and cowheel.
Hi Everyone, Have you ever had Okra Slush? No? Man you missing out, especially, if like me, you can’t get enough of the slender, green-apple-coloured vegetable called okra (ochroes).
Hi Everyone, I’ve been baking and experimenting. Again. With coconut oil. I had such delicious results with the coconut oil scones and pastry earlier this year that I wanted to make it a trio, so I decided to make a pound cake with coconut oil.
Hi Everyone, Hot, spicy, peppery and sweet, candied ginger is a real sweet treat.
Hi Everyone, Making bread with potatoes is nothing new. People have been making potato breads for decades and maybe even longer.
Hi Everyone, There are many cooking utensils that get passed down from one generation to the next – masala bricks, mortars and pestles, pots, pans and rolling pins too.