Channa Souse

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.

Smoky & Sweet: Melongene Jam

  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.

A Taste of Home

Hi Everyone, I am currently working on an interview-based project called, MY FOOD, which I host on my blog, Tastes Like Home.

The sweet side of breadfruit

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.

Cooking in season Breadfruit Pie

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.

Preserved Limes

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.

Highlights of 2014

Hi Everyone, As I reviewed and reflected on the Tastes Like Home columns of 2014, there were certain editions that stood out for me.

A few reminders

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.

The Christmas meal

Switch sides but keep the main dishes traditional

Hi Everyone, The preparation for the Christmas feast kicks into high gear from this weekend.

Holiday Ham: A Primer

Hi Everyone, the pièce de résistance at Christmas is the ham – a very large cut of meat, cured, cooked and glazed to glistening perfection.

Conkies – Ole School Cooking

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.

Forbidden Love Bacon

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.