Buying Black Pudding

– it is a backdoor affair

Hi Everyone,  This week’s column concludes the 2-part look at Black Pudding. It’s late Saturday afternoon.

Making Black Pudding

– it’s not about a recipe

Hi Everyone, This week begins a 2-part series about Black Pudding. A recipe is someone’s interpretation of how to make a dish.

What’s in a name?

Telling it like it is

Hi Everyone, We are people who are at once sophisticated and simple. When it comes to our food, we like to tell it like it is.

Let’s fry some chicken

Hi Everyone, What is it about fried chicken that is so alluring? It’s a favourite of almost everyone, (well except vegetarians of course).

5 Must-tries in Guyana

What’s yours?

Hi Everyone,  If you had to come up with 5 food (food & beverage) items that people visiting Guyana must try, what would they be?

A heartfelt thank you

Hi Everyone, When I first conceptualized this column, Tastes Like Home, I knew what I would be getting out of it and I knew what people living away from Guyana would be getting out of it.

‘Stretch-out’ Breadfruit

Hi Everyone, We have been chatting for several years now, so much so that things have reached the stage where I have to start some of our conversations with one of these phrases: Remember I told you… Last year I shared with you… If you have been reading me for a while… Well this is going to be one of those occasions.

Brasilian Acarajé

An exercise in patience

Hi Everyone, Last week Wednesday, I sat for 4 straight hours engaged in the tedious task of removing the skins off of 4 ½ cups of rehydrated black eye peas.

Staying connected (with) food taunts

Hi Everyone, It’s cruel, unfair and sheer torture. What is? The calling, texting, tweeting, Facebook-ing and instant messaging that many of us are involved in as we tease and taunt our family and friends living overseas with the food of home.

Potato Bake

Hi Everyone, No matter which way you combine potatoes, milk, cream, garlic, fresh herbs and cheese, the result would always be a resounding success.

Freedom and responsibility

Hi Everyone, “We cannot afford to mortgage our palettes to foreign producers” – Freundel Stuart The Barbadian Prime Minister made this remark at the opening of the recently concluded annual local Agricultural Festival (AGROFEST).

Seeing red

Hi Everyone, I’m seeing red, but I’m not angry. On the contrary, I am quite delighted.

Picnic eating

Hi Everyone, Tomorrow is Mashramani and apart from the main event – the parade of costumes and bands in various parts of the country – the number one activity that many will be participating in is some form of picnic.

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…

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

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