DHAL PURI VIDEO

DHAL PURI VIDEO

Here’s a step by step video of my Dhal Puri.  Please be sure to subscribe to my channel and enjoy!  Read more …
CALLALOO AND SALTFISH

CALLALOO AND SALTFISH

My Jamaican mother in law came to town a few weeks ago and brought not one, but two huge bags of callaloo.  Every culture has their version of green leafy vegetable and in Guyana and the Caribbean that is callaloo.  There are many varieties of what is considered callaloo – what we call callaloo in Guyana is different from the Jamaican callaloo which is different from Trinidadian callaloo.   It is difficult to find any of those in the States unless...Read more …
SALTFISH PATTY

SALTFISH PATTY

    I stumbled into a US Virgin Island bakery called Thomas Bakery here in Decatur and had my first experience with a saltfish patty.    I was curious about the food that the Virgin Islands had to offer since I’ve never had anything from there before and decided to try the saltfish patty; it was a safe choice.  I took one bite into the soft bake-like exterior which gave way to a slightly salty, stewed saltfish filling and it was love...Read more …
GUYANESE PEPPERPOT VIDEO

GUYANESE PEPPERPOT VIDEO

Christmas is  a little over 2 weeks away so most of us are busy getting ready for the big day.   I’ve had a lot of request for a Guyanese Pepperpot Tutorial and it’s finally live on my YouTube Channel!  In this video I show you how simple it is to make this Guyanese christmas breakfast; its’ simple enough for even the novice cook.  Head on over to my channel and be sure to subscribe, I will be posting new...Read more …
TRINIDADIAN ALOO PIE

TRINIDADIAN ALOO PIE

My first taste of aloo Pie was from a Trinidadian roti shop on Liberty Ave in Queens.  A Trinidadian friend introduced me to it and I fell in love with it instantly.  What is aloo pie?  Aloo means potato.  Mashed seasoned potato is encased in soft dough that is deep fried to golden perfection.  Back in those days, I would stuff my aloo pie with either goat or shrimp curry.  On my last trip to Trinidad I made sure to...Read more …
DINING OUT: ILLEGAL FOOD

DINING OUT: ILLEGAL FOOD

Brunch is a big deal in Atlanta and most restaurants have a brunch menu or some sort of breakfast item on the menu.  It’s not uncommon to be greeted with a wait on Saturday and Sunday afternoons as the brunch crowd flock to the restaurants for a bite. I love brunch but I’m not big on breakfast foods – I know, weird.  What I do love are the creative dishes and a great cocktail, I also love the easy vibe...Read more …
SMOKED HERRING

SMOKED HERRING

Smoked herring is a common breakfast dish in the Caribbean and is usually sautéed with onion, peppers and herbs.  It is often served with bread, bake, dumplings or ground provisions.   West Indians love fish and eat it in every form, while fresh fish is readily available smoked, salted and canned fish pops up on the table from time to time.   Sardines, smoked herring and salt fish are usually eaten as breakfast in many households and are always met with delight.  Smoked herring can be a...Read more …
COCONUT BAKE

COCONUT BAKE

Bake is a breakfast staple in Guyana and most of the Caribbean Islands. There are many versions that are both fried and baked or roasted and are known by many names such as fry jacks, fry bake, float, Johnny cakes, sweet bake, etc. Bakes are popular breakfast items because they are very filling, economical and quick to make; a hot breakfast is always just a few minutes away. This version of bake takes a bit longer to prepare since it...Read more …
JAMAICAN FESTIVAL

JAMAICAN FESTIVAL

I first had a taste of these crispy fried dumplings called festival at my Mother-in-law’s home and was instantly hooked.  There’s something about deep fried dough – any deep fried dough that is simply amazing and addictive.  This was no different, the cornmeal in the dough gives the outside a nice crunch and gives way to a slightly heavy, lightly sweetened center.   I’ve served the Jamaican festival with ackee and saltfish but this goes nicely with jerk also.  ...Read more …