A Lesson on Bake and Shark

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.

Guyanese Cheese Pie

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.

A Boil & Fry

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!

My heart is beet-ing

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, I’ve fallen in love, With beets. Food can be like people sometimes – you see them often, but never pay attention.

Choka in a hurry

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.

We have a cuisine

Hi Everyone, on the morning of Wednesday, November 21, 2007, I received an email from an avid reader of this column and my blog.

An eating pleasure

Tastes Like Home

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.

Keep it fresh

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.

The Christmas cake

Holiday baking success

Part 2 Hi Everyone, this week, we continue our Holiday Baking Success series by looking at the all-important Christmas cake.

Holiday baking success

Hi Everyone, ‘Tis the season the oven gets most fired up. ‘Tis the season baking takes centre stage in the cooking arena.

Patiently making Peera (Peda)

Hi Everyone, Making Peera (Peda) from scratch is no simple task. It requires patience and determination, traits I felt I possessed, but I did not know to what extent until I made Peera.

A rant: an appeal for the ordinary

Hi Everyone, I am all for creating new tastes and flavours. And I am all for convenience, but I draw the line when things have reached a stage where I am being told, “We no longer stock (insert the name of an item) in that plain form.

Meat, rice & spice = Tatbileh

Hi Everyone, Trust me, no matter how creative you are in the kitchen, when you are constantly busy with work, you always find yourself making the same dishes over and over again.

Raisin bread for mom

Hi Everyone, last weekend, during my weekly telephone conversation with mommy, she expressed a desire to have a slice or two of raisin bread.

What is Allspice?

Hi Everyone, over a month ago, whilst I was in Guyana, I went in search of allspice because I needed some to put into the apple crostata I was going to make for dessert one evening.

Love at first bite

Jamaican Beef Patties Hi Everyone, The first time I ate a Jamaican Beef Patty was not in Jamaica it was in Guyana.

Vermicelli and Vermicelli Cake

– they’re not so different

Hi Everyone, One main ingredient, with very similar modes of preparation, creates two dishes that represent two different religious foods in Guyana.