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Spreading the culture of the islands.

Friends, I do apologize for this not being a recipe post, but I  hope you can spare me a few minutes of your time to help share some of the culture of the islands with you and the thousands of visitors that come here daily. BTW, thanks for your continued support.  I promise to have a new recipe ready within the next 48 hours (maybe this time I’ll do some baking). As you all know (if you’ve been part of the Facebook Group we were unable to be in Trinidad and Tobago this year for carnival and it was very stressful knowing what we were missing. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to be part of Carnival, you’d know what I mean. And for those of you who’ve not had the pleasure yet, make it one of those things you MUST do in this lifetime.The people, culture, food, music and overall “let loose” fun is truly something to experience, at least once.

If you’d like a little taste of the festivities and live in Canada, you’re in luck. I’m helping  in the distribution of the official “Tribe 2010 Carnival Magazine” but I have limited supplies so you must take action today!

Tribe Cover 2010(2)

About the magazine.

Basically the magazine is produced to showcase the efforts of one of the most popular bands in Trinidad and Tobago carnival, Tribe. It covers all the events they’re associated with, in pictures. The 115 plus pages are packed with hundreds of top quality pictures and is well put together in high quality paper that feels more like a book than an actual magazine. From all the fetes leading up to the big days as well as Jouvert and carnival Monday and Tuesday, you’ll be blown away by the rich colours of the costumes and the sexy nature of the people in the costumes. This is truly a collectors item and would make a great conversation piece on your coffee table or to just show friends and family a bit about the rich cultural heritage of the islands and the wonderful job the people at Tribe does on a yearly basis.

Personally I’ve been collecting these magazines ever since the first edition was published and I now have friends asking me if I got the latest issue when they know it’s carnival time. It just so happens that in the 2009 issue my wife and sisters were included in the magazine, so if you played mas with Tribe in 2010, who knows.. you could see yourself in this years issue.

Cost | Reservations.

As I mentioned above I have limited copies for distribution, so if you’re interested in getting a copy you must contact me quickly (I think I have about 25 copies left). The cost is $20 Canadian and that includes shipping within Canada. Once you contact me I’ll reserve a copy for you and discuss payment arrangements. Local pick-up is also available (so you don’t pay the shipping cost).

I really wish I could show you some of the pictures and the quality of the magazine itself, so you’ll know why I didn’t hesitate in making this recommendation.

To learn more about Trinidad Carnival and the Tribe band itself, see below for links.

Tribe Carnival Band

Carnival Scene (be sure to say hello to Richard for me and mention that I sent you over)

Trinidad Carnival Diary (probably one of the best I’ve come across) Saucy the owner is very comprehensive in the information she provides.

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I’d like to also run a little contest. If you leave me a comment below, your name will be entered to win one of these magazines. YUP! It’s that simple. I’ll cover the cost of the magazine as well as any shipping charges (no matter where in the world you are). All you have to do is leave a comment below and you could win. Feel free to enter (leave comment) as often as you want, since each time you comment your name will be entered. Good Luck. This contest will close April 30 21010

Thanks for your time .

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44 Responses to “Spreading the culture of the islands.”

  1. Bernadette Hinkson says:

    Hi Chris,

    Cakes crack because of too much heat. Instead of baking at the normal temperature of 350 degrees, try 325 instead. Also, a good thing to have in your oven is a temperature gage. This will let you know if your oven is giving you the correct heat/temperature.

    Love all your recipes.



  2. kirvin says:

    Thanks for the info. I just love learning new receipes and different ways to prepare good meals. Great blog by the way :)

  3. Gina says:

    Thanks for all of the great recipes Chris! I love experimenting in the kitchen and trying new caribbean recipes. Keep up the good work! :-)


  4. Colin says:

    Thanks for all the spectacular recipes which has helped me to improve my cooking. I wouldn’t hesitate to share this site with my colleagues here in Sao Paulo Brazil.

  5. Maddy says:

    Chris, Thank you so much for your website – you have helped me so much in cooking down home trini food for my husband (newly married and trying to impress). Tonight I made curry chicken and it was delicious! The other night pumpkin and roti….oh yummo…Maddy in Brooklyn, NY

  6. Ant says:

    how did I miss this…darn!

  7. jumbieg says:

    I so grateful for everyone who took part in the contest, sadly I can only choose one winner and that person is Tyla. Tyla, can you get in contact with me as soon as you can with your mailing address so I can have the magazine shipped out to you.

    Again, thanks to everyone.

    happy cooking


  8. Raina says:

    I love this website and look forward to all of the recipes…..Thank you for inspiring all of us and bringing the caribbean culture into our daily lives…..Love your recipes!!

  9. Stephanie Stewart says:

    Thanks a lot I would love to win a magazine and I think the recipes are really great. Thanks again.

  10. Pamela says:

    Your recipes are the bomb. There is nothing more rewarding than the smell and taste of Caribbean food. It warms the heart and soul. When I lived in Miami I tasted some rice and peas that seemed
    to have some tomatoes or tomato sauce in them. I know for sure they were made with Congo
    peas. They were different compared to what I was used to eating, but they were quite good.
    Any ideas?

  11. Tyla says:

    Congrats on aking it to 1000 members on your Facebook fanpage. I use the Naparima Girl's cookbook whe I cook, but whenever I a lost I look up the recipie on this site; what I love about your recipies is the pictures that you include. I am always like "Oh that is how it's suppose to look!".
    Would you be making a cow heel soup anytime? I am really interested in learning that one.

  12. Christine Sidifall says:

    Hey Chris, it's me Chris… Thanks for the info on finding a pan to make Roti. I forward your emails to all my friends and tell them to sign up to get them for themselves. You make it so easy to cook all these great meals. I consider myself a decent cook but I still double check w/ ur receipes to make sure I 'GOT IT RIGHT"… Thanks and please keep them recipes coming!

  13. Amy says:

    I truly enjoy your recipes,and just like you and your daughter I love to smell local seasoned chicken for stew before it is cooked.My Mom used to be a great cook. Keep up the good job your are doing. I think men who can good is great. I would love to win a magazine.

  14. Kathy says:

    I truly enjoy your recipes,and just like you and your daughter I love to smell local seasoned chicken for stew before it is cooked.My Mom used to be a great cook. Keep up the good job your are doing. I think men who can good is great. I would love to win a magazine.


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