Hi Everyone, Happy New Year! Today is the 6th birthday of this column!
Hi Everyone, I cooked this year but not as much as you would think, due to a rather hectic travel and work schedule.
Hi Everyone, By the time you read this, the Pepperpot would have been made, the garlic pork set, the ham defrosted and possibly baked, the sorrel and ginger beer made and the Christmas cake, baked.
Hi Everyone, Though the holidays are all about traditions, as they should be, there is nothing wrong with shaking things up.
Hi Everyone, It is traditional at this time of the year that we have large hunks of meat as roasts, especially for the large family gatherings.
Hi Everyone, A Sunday afternoon in the kitchen with my sister, Pat, and my cousin, Yohann, was an occasion where too many cooks did not spoil the broth, or in this case, the potato salad.
Hi Everyone, You will recall last month (October), I invited you to a meet-up so that we could go eat at the Stabroek Market Cook Shops and show support for this vibrant part of Guyana’s street-food culture.
Hi Everyone, If you haven’t yet, then I urge you to pick up a copy of Barbadian Austin Clarke’s food memoir, Pig Tails ‘n Breadfruit: Rituals of Slave Food.
Hi Everyone, ● Do you like making bread? ● Are you intimidated by the traditional process of having to knead and proof the dough twice?
Hi Everyone, I love my rubber spatula. Lest one becomes jealous of the other, let me say that I love my rubber spatulas.
Hi Everyone, Let me start with a cliché – with apologies to all English teachers the world over – “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” The other day I heard that there is still a stigma attached to buying Egg Fried Rice.
Hi Everyone, When I originally came up with the concept of Tastes Like Home, it was because I was missing the foods from home – Guyana.
Hi Everyone, “This is a cultural thing, you know. I been buying from this one shop here for more than 40 years now.” Stabroek Market cook-shop customer.
Hi Everyone, Mention Devilled Eggs (aka Stuffed Eggs) for the menu of a social gathering these days and some people roll their eyes.
Hi Everyone, have you ever noticed how great food tastes when it’s a dish you didn’t plan or don’t quite have the ingredients for it, or you just threw it together on the spur of the moment?
Hi Everyone, The salt war has come home. Last week, Canadian Professor of Nephrology, Euan Carlisle, while responding to a question about the possible cause of the large number of renal failure cases in Guyana (at the opening of The Doobay Renal Centre), said that a contributing factor might be that our diets are loaded with too much sodium.
Hi Everyone, “A lot of people don’t realize that there is a difference between bunjal and curry you know,” declared the winner of last year’s Duck Curry Competition put on by the Guyanese Association of Barbados (GABI).
Hi Everyone, I have a confession to make. I’ve known about this choka for several months now but I’ve been reluctant to share it with you.
Hi Everyone, I think that anyone would be hard-pressed to find a Caribbean person who does not like fried ripe plantains.
Hi Everyone, There are many pork buns and pork sandwiches out there, each with its own legion of worshippers and adoring fans, but there is one that has stolen my heart, rendered me helpless and always desperate with longing – Momofuku’s Pork Buns.
Hi Everyone, I love peppers – of all varieties, shapes and heat level.
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.
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.
Hi Everyone, A good Fried Rice is a dish that many of us aspire to perfect.
Hi Everyone, bearing your soul. Letting down your guard. Inviting someone into an intimate space.
Hi Everyone, Green is the number one colour when it comes to food.
Hi Everyone, So I felt like eating pancakes. I spied the apples on the counter top and began to think about how I could incorporate the apples into the pancakes.
Hi Everyone, Cooking is simple. Cooking is easy. Cooking is quick. Yeah, only if you are adept at what you are doing!
Hi Everyone, All rice is not created equal. Therefore, all rice is not cooked with the same water to rice ratio or using the same cooking methods.
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.
Hi Everyone, When it comes to food, I do not have secrets. If you want to know how I’ve made something, I’ll gladly tell you.
Hi Everyone, people the length and breath of the Caribbean have a serious love for smoked Herring aka red Herring.
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.
Hi Everyone, A few weeks ago, I received a request for a recipe for Cheese Pie, “the kind that sells at Salt and Pepper.” The request came from a regular reader of this column.
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!
Hi Everyone, the recipe I get the most requests for is dhal puri.
Hi Everyone, if you like Raisin Bread, then be prepared to love Antigua’s Raisin Bun.
Hi Everyone, After all the pancake-talk last week, did you make any? You know, as a trial run.
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!
Hi Everyone, I’ve fallen in love, With beets. Food can be like people sometimes – you see them often, but never pay attention.
Hi Everyone, I have an idea to share with you. While it may not be original, I think I can safely say that perhaps many of you never thought of doing it.
Hi Everyone, on the morning of Wednesday, November 21, 2007, I received an email from an avid reader of this column and my blog.
Hi Everyone, Food never fails to surprise. You could have been eating a particular dish over and over again throughout your life and yet every time you eat it, new flavour dimensions are discovered.
Hi Everyone, This is a fresh column. It is the first for 2011 but I do not plan to bandy words such as vegetables, vegetarian, diet and healthy.
Hi Everyone, This week, we conclude our 3-part Holiday Baking Suc-cess series by discussing the ham.
Part 2 Hi Everyone, this week, we continue our Holiday Baking Success series by looking at the all-important Christmas cake.
Hi Everyone, ‘Tis the season the oven gets most fired up. ‘Tis the season baking takes centre stage in the cooking arena.
Hi Everyone, I made bacon! Yep, right in here in my home, I made 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.
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.