An Introduction to Cassava

An Introduction to Cassava

NorthwestOrganics1 — October 22, 2009 — A fantastic short documentary on the production of cassava bread and cassareep in Region 1, Guyana. Cassava products have formed the basis of Guyana’s indigenous people’s diet and lifestyles for thousands of years.

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  • Hubert Hintzen  On 05/22/2010 at 6:22 pm

    True Cassareep as I know it, made in the Northwest District and Pomeroon, has no additives whatsoever. East Coast Demerara cassareep has a high cntent of burnt sugar and other cassareep i.e. that exported to the United States has additives such as sugar, spices, pepper etc. and that is not true cassareep. Only pure NW. Dist. cassareep is the best.

  • Uncle Francis  On 05/22/2010 at 9:55 pm

    Not knocking the NWD casareep…yes, it’s good…but for me, the Pomeroon casareep is the best…the very best…and I am an expert on prepearing pepperpot.

    • Kim  On 12/22/2012 at 1:27 am

      I am a Guyanese in the U.S. and the sugary casareep that I bought in Florida last Christmas was very disappointing. This year it’s even worse. They have added beans, and even soy and spices to the list of ingredients in addition to the sugar.. I guess the Chinese from China must have got into the casareep business. The stuff is watery, and lacking in flavor.

  • Hubert Hintzen  On 05/22/2010 at 10:42 pm

    What do you think makes Pomeroon cassareep any better than NWD cassareep, and I have used both. I guess Uncle Francis you are from the Pomeroon.

  • Uncle Francis  On 05/22/2010 at 11:08 pm

    No Bro. Hubert, I am not from the Pomeroon…I am a G/T man who walk the land from Mabaruma in the north to Gunn Strip in the deep South…As I said “not knocking the NWD stuff”..yes it’s GOOD…it’s just that I prefer the Pomeroon casareep. Subjective, you might say.

  • Hubert Hintzen  On 05/22/2010 at 11:27 pm

    Now I understand, and it is all subjective. I may have a slight bias, having lived in NWD as Forest Ranger for 5 years. Like you, I may have been into almost every nook and cranny of the area, especially when recruited as a census officer. I was also stationed in So. Rupununi for 2 years ‘guarding our Brazilian Border during the outbreak of Foot & Mouth Disease. (Isherton) and 2 further southern points that are unameable. Did make friends with Brazilian military and journey as far in as Boa Vista.
    I enjoyed Bartica and the Cuyuni/Mazaruni areas. Left a child there I think.

  • Uncle Francis  On 05/24/2010 at 12:19 am

    Sir, you have one on me there. Yes, I’ve travelled to most of the villages in the North and South Rupununiover they years Boa Vista and on to Manaus..but I can’t say that I “left a child” in any of those locations. More recently, I attended the 100th. anniversary of the founding of St. Ignatius last December…lots of VIPs attended…a Bishop from Brazil…priests from the UK …and even a Rep. of the Pope from Rome. ..and I think they all had a taste of pepperpot.

  • Marion nassy  On 11/28/2013 at 3:34 am

    Where can I buy NW casreep . I live in Florida and do not trust the ones thy sell in North America

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