In Memory Of Karen Nicole Smith, 1972 - 2016

Spreading the culinary culture – Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.

My first experience with “food tv” was many years ago when we had just 2 TV stations on the island (both showed the same programs) and there was a lady name Sylvia Hunt who had a wonderful cooking show showcasing many of the traditional and regional dishes we grew up on. To this day I have a lot of respect for Ms Hunt and the fact that she can be partially credited for my love for sharing our culinary culture and being a foodie in general.

Then when I  moved to Canada, I would sit in front of the TV on a Saturday and watch public television as that was the only channel that had cooking programs back then. Shows such as Two Fat Ladies, Julia Childs, Jacques Pépin, James Barber – The Urban Peasant, Wok With Yan and Pasquale’s Kitchen Express to name  a few. Now with all the specialty TV networks, we’ve got the Food Channel that’s creating celebrities out of everyday cooks and exposing people to foods they would never have known before.

Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives trini food

I recently caught an episode of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives which is hosted by Guy Fieri and featured on the Food Network, that I just had to share with you all. It’s a great look at some traditional dishes being made and enjoyed in Seattle. It’s nice to see Pam of Pam’s Trinidadian Caribbean Kitchen spreading the culinary culture of the islands.

Here’s a direct link to Pam’s Trinidadian Caribbean Kitchen in the event you’d like learn more about her and  or you’d like to give her menu a test!

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  1. Vernesha
    August 27, 2010 / 8:07 pm

    I have a question……………I live in KY an they don't carry yellow split peas, I've tried using green but I can't even get it to grind up in the food processor… there a subsitute I can use or another way to use the green ones, Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. January 28, 2010 / 10:12 am

    Gotta love Guy Fieri helping out small business with his show especially in these tough

    times. We went to Albuquerque only because of the show and we also saw James Taylor while we

    were there so an excellent road trip for the family.

    • admin
      January 31, 2010 / 3:33 pm

      I agree, his show is not only helping showcase all these small (and large) restaurants, it’s allowing us to start a new type of vacation traveling. I’d love to take a cross country trip this coming summer to visit some of the joints featured on his show. Starting with Chicago.. love me some steak sandwiches.

      happy cooking


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