Category Archive | “Bits and Bites”

Q & A With The Rhymin Chef, Philman George.

Q & A With The Rhymin Chef, Philman George.

A few weeks back I mentioned to you guys that I was meeting with The Rhyming Chef for coffee and after that meeting I was excited when I announced to you guys on FaceBook that the chef agreed to answer any kitchen related questions you guys may have. This was an amazing opportunity to get […]

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Spreading The Culinary Culture Of The Caribbean – Judi-Krogh.

Spreading The Culinary Culture Of The Caribbean – Judi-Krogh.

My exposure to non-traditional Caribbean food didn’t take foot until I left the shores of beautiful Trinidad and Tobago about two decades ago. Local ingredients, prepared as my grandmother and her grandmother before her would… passed onto my mom and dad (he wasn’t allowed much in the kitchen as it was just a mess waiting […]

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A Tantalizing Tamarind Sauce.

A Tantalizing Tamarind Sauce.

After posting the tambran (tamarind) ball recipe a couple days ago (sweet spicy sour tambran balls) , I realize that I still had some tamarind left back so I decided to share this recipe with you guys. Originally when I told my mom I purchased some tamarind in a box at the Asian store, she […]

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Sweet Spicy Sour Tambran Balls.

Sweet Spicy Sour Tambran Balls.

So you’re confused if you’re not form the Caribbean, tambran is just the local way of saying tamarind. This was a favorite of mine as a kid in primary school on the islands. Today I still search them out whenever I make a trip back home or when I go shopping at the many Asian […]

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Pommecythere Amchar Talkari.

Pommecythere Amchar Talkari.

You’re probably wondering what the heck is wrong with Chris,  when you read both Amchar and talkari as the heading of this recipe. I didn’t know if this would be considered amchar, talkari or curry Pommecythere considering I didn’t use any curry in cooking it. All I know is that the few times I had […]

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Spreading The Culinary Culture Of The Caribbean – St Croix Food and Wine Experience.

Spreading The Culinary Culture Of The Caribbean – St Croix Food and Wine Experience.

It was a cold winter’s night back in December when while doing a “viewing” of a Thai restaurant that was up for sale, my friend turned to me and asked “will you be keeping the Thai menu?” To which I answered NO! The plan is to have a  Caribbean menu. It’s been my dream to […]

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Jamaica One Plate At A Time.

Jamaica One Plate At A Time.

Why is it when you return from vacation, you feel so drained that you could use another week or two just to get back into your groove? I’m not one to do the normal tourist thing, especially when I’m in the Caribbean, as I see every island as “home” And as I would do when […]

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Spreading The Culinary Culture Of The Caribbean – Taymer Mason.

Spreading The Culinary Culture Of The Caribbean – Taymer Mason.

As a food enthusiast and blogger, I find myself browsing the Internet weird hours of the night in search of food sites and blogs, especially if they’re Caribbean related. One such night I came across a blog with some of the more appetizing pictures I’ve ever seen. My mouth was literally watering (no lie) as […]

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A Classic Jamaican Jerk Marinade.

A Classic Jamaican Jerk Marinade.

I just love the variety of exciting and scrumptious dishes you can find as you work your way up and down the islands that make up the Caribbean. To date I’ve not been to Jamaica, even though my friends who hails from there have  extended several invitations the past few years. Hopefully I can make […]

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Mother In Law As A Condiment?

Mother In Law As A Condiment?

My first encounter with “Mother In Law” was about 7 years ago when we had some relatives here on vacation during that summer, from Trinidad. My aunt had a huge pot of pelau bubbling in the back yard (love cooking in the outdoors during the warm months) and my other aunt who was visiting, raved […]

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