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In Trinidad, Christmas is Parang! (video & holiday recipe roundup)

In Trinidad, Christmas is Parang! (video & holiday recipe roundup)

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Trini Christmas

What is Parang? Well Parang is the soundtrack to Christmas here in Trinidad. More than that however Parang is also a culture, a way of life that sweeps through my island after the lights of Eid and Divali have been put away. The What is 

SPECIAL OFFER! Cook Holiday Glam! (Ends Nov. 30)

SPECIAL OFFER! Cook Holiday Glam! (Ends Nov. 30)

Hey everyone! Are you ready to Cook Holiday Glam? I know I am! That’s why I’m so happy to announce that I’m running an E-Cookbook Special Offer on my Patreon page, just in time for the holiday season! I took these books off the site in 

Coconut Sweetbread [Recipe] + Only 6 Days Left in my Special Patreon Famalay Offer!

Coconut Sweetbread [Recipe] + Only 6 Days Left in my Special Patreon Famalay Offer!

A while back on my Instagram/Facebook Stories I asked which recipes I should post next. Coconut sweetbread was a popular choice! What a great excuse to get flour back on my hands, which is exactly what I did to prepare this loaf for my most 

Dorie Greenspan’s Molasses Cake

Dorie Greenspan’s Molasses Cake

Man oh man it feels so good to be back in the kitchen again!  I haven’t baked in ages, definitely not for the year, so I thought that it would be fun to try my hand , last month, at a cake for my monthly 

Culinary Chat with Chef Cheryl-Ann Shortt-Charles Coming Thursday! + 7 Days Left on My Special Famalay Patreon Offer!

Culinary Chat with Chef Cheryl-Ann Shortt-Charles Coming Thursday! + 7 Days Left on My Special Famalay Patreon Offer!

See this woman right here? (No, not me! lol!). This “little” lady is Chef Cheryl-Ann Shortt-Charles and I consider her one of the unsung GIANTS of the local culinary scene. A multiple medal-winning pastry chef, I first got to know her during my winning stint 

What is your weekly cooking schedule like?

What is your weekly cooking schedule like?

Follow me on Instagram! http://www.instagram.com/TriniGourmet I’d love to know what your weekly cooking schedule is like. Are you a menu planner? Or do you fly by the seat of your pants based on what you have on hand?  

5 Fast Facts about Cocoa Republic Chocolate!

5 Fast Facts about Cocoa Republic Chocolate!

Follow me on Instagram! http://www.instagram.com/TriniGourmet 1) They are a 2018 Academy of Chocolate Bronze winner! 2) They are made from local Single Origin Gran Couva beans 3) Flavours include 82% Dark Chocolate, 65% Dark Chocolate with Blue Mountain Coffee and Malted Milk Chocolate with Almond 

Trinidad Stewed Fish with Gluten-Free Option (Recipe) + The Future of This Site!

Trinidad Stewed Fish with Gluten-Free Option (Recipe) + The Future of This Site!

Wow! I never expected to be gone from this site for so long! It shows you how fragile and uncertain life really is. Shortly after my last post in late December, my mother and I “suddenly” sold the home we’d lived in for most of 

::MISSION EP.1 “Who I Am”

::MISSION EP.1 “Who I Am”

I can’t believe that this is my first blog post of 2019. If you follow me on social media (links below) you will realize that after a 6 month+ hiatus I started to post regularly again in September. But in the online world that is 

Trinidad Stewed Chicken (recipe)

Trinidad Stewed Chicken (recipe)

  As my friends in the northern climates start to hunker down for the winter, and temperatures start to cool here as well (albeit only at night), I thought it would be good to share some local-styled “stew dishes”. Hearty and warm, they’re sure to 

Taste Vinoteca: Available For Holiday Functions!

Taste Vinoteca: Available For Holiday Functions!

  Looking for a smaller intimate space for Christmas Lunch & Dinner Parties? Check out Taste Vinoteca at Maraval Plaza! Customized menus for any style function. Call Lisa at 1 (868) 323-4830 to design your business or personal experience.  

Enjoy A Night of Latin Dinner, Dancing & Cocktails this November at the Hyatt Trinidad (recap)

Enjoy A Night of Latin Dinner, Dancing & Cocktails this November at the Hyatt Trinidad (recap)

  I recently enjoyed the soft launch of this November’s series of Latin Dinner, Dancing & Cocktails at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad. Being held each Saturday in November (yes there are 3 left!), this  innovative offering is being presented in partnership with the Caribbean & 

Coconut Flour Muffins (recipe)

Coconut Flour Muffins (recipe)

Hey guys! It’s so great to finally, actually be back! This year really ran away from me after taking part in (and winning) the KISS Sandwich Showdown! As has been the pattern in recent years a mix of health and personal struggles meant I had 

Cooking For The Holidays? Read these 6 Insider Tips!

Cooking For The Holidays? Read these 6 Insider Tips!

  Cooking for the holidays doesn’t have to be stressful! Check out these tips from six of my favourite foodie friends to learn how to do more in less time! COCKTAILS If you’re looking for a unique way to spice up your favourite drink consider 

November is Latin Dancing, Cocktails & Dinner at the Hyatt Trinidad!

November is Latin Dancing, Cocktails & Dinner at the Hyatt Trinidad!

DINNER, COCKTAILS AND LATIN DANCE Enjoy a scrumptious dinner and spend your Saturday night at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad learning to tango, cha cha, salsa or merengue. Latin Dance Schedule • November 3rd- Merengue •November 10th- Salsa • November 17th- Cha Cha • November 24th- 

Divali Menu

Divali Menu

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