Category Archives: Cuisine – Foods

GUYANA: A Cultural Melting Pot – Guyana Tourism News

GUYANA:  A CULTURAL MELTING POT

You can sense it as you walk the streets of Georgetown. There’s a whirl of colours, architecture, sounds and scents. Guyana is a vibrant, energetic cultural melting pot which can more easily be along the coast and especially in the capital city of Georgetown. Over the centuries, a variety of ethnicities and populations have woven their influences into what is today a unique tapestry of Guyanese culture.

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CUISINE: What’s cooking this holiday? – By Cynthia Nelson

  By Cynthia Nelson – Stabroek News – December 5, 2020

Editor’s Note: A bit late for Christmas but I thought you would like what Cynthia wrote about a month ago, and also view some of her previous cuisine articles at the end of this entry.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve stumbled into December trying to keep my balance. In many ways, this year is like me being outdoors in a wide open space, standing still, the world whizzing by in big blurry images.          Continue reading

CUISINE: Guyanese Christmas Gives A Whole New Meaning To Slow Food – NPR.org

Guyanese Pepperpot

Pepperpot, a traditional Guyanese Christmas dish, is basically a stew of aromatics and tough meat parts like shanks, trotters and tails that benefit from a long cooking.
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There are some Christmas foods you make far in advance that just get better and better with age and anticipation. Like British fruitcakes that age into their boozy ripeness, and German gingerbread cookies called lebkuchen that get softer and spicier as they mature.        Continue reading

The 10 Most Popular Foods in Guyana | IntoxicatedTV

The 10 Most Popular Foods in Guyana | IntoxicatedTV

The food of Guyana are as diverse as its population.

Today we are counting down the Top 10 most Popular foods of the multicultural South American Destination, Guyana.

Do enjoy!!

Guyanese Words and Names – By Geoff Burrowes + Video “Song of Guyana’s Children”

 By Geoff Burrowes

If you or your parents are Guyanese you have probably heard some or all of these words: (phonetical spellings)

        Kiskadee, Blue Saki, Carrion Crow, Crapaud, Mypuri, Fowl cock, Buxton Spice mango, Starapple, Mami apple, Golden Apple, Sugar Apple, Awara, Genip, Jamoon, Breadfruit, Mauger like a Yow, Hungish, Bruk Foot, Nharra, Fresh Cold, Banga Mary, Hassah, Patwa, Mauby, Ginger Beer, Man Piaba, Woman Piaba, Granny Backbone, Lemon Grass, Conga Pump, Wirry wirry pepper, Karilla.      Continue reading

GUYANESE CUISINE: A Mouthwatering Melting Pot – By: The Guyana Tourism Authority

One of the things that makes Guyana so intriguing is its unique blending of cultures.

And one of the ways visitors can experience this blending is through Guyanese cuisine. With an abundance of seasonal, organic fruits and vegetables and the bounty of the sea, our cuisine is a unique Creole-Indian-Caribbean fusion.

Guyanese cuisine recently caught the attention of renowned chef, Gordon Ramsay, who filmed an episode of his “Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted” here. You can read more about that, and many other fascination aspects of Guyanese cuisine below.                    Continue reading

GUYANA: Linden Fund USA (LFU) – Project to assist vulnerable senior citizens in the Linden

LINDEN FUND USA – LFU GUYANA INC

Download: LFU seniors care basket project solicitation letter  (PDF)

Earlier this year, Linden Fund USA (LFU) embarked on a project to assist vulnerable senior citizens in the Linden area during these difficult times that were brought about mainly by the pandemic.

So far, we have fed 150 seniors with hot meals twice per week for a total of 9 weeks, receiving coverage by local NCN News for both Phase One and Phase Two of the feeding program.  Continue reading

INTERVIEW: David Lammy: ‘You can be critical of your country and still love it’ – The Guardian UK

Interview  – Sun 15 Nov 202 – The Guardian UK
Illustration: Lyndon Hayes/The Observer – David Lammy has Guyanese roots

The Labour MP talks about belonging, Brexit and Caribbean comfort food

“I make sure I know where all the new Caribbean restaurants and takeaways are,” says David Lammy, “because there are times I need a certain type of comfort food. Somewhere like this is almost umbilical for me. It’s the food my mum used to cook.”

We are in One Love Kitchen, in Finsbury Park, north London, which began life in a city street-food market and opened here just in time for lockdown. While Uber Eats riders come and go clutching bagged orders, and locals queue for something from the invitingly smoky grill, Her Majesty’s shadow minister for justice is deliberating between the jerk chicken and brown stew. Actually, “umbilical” is almost literally right, he suggests with a laugh as he opts for the former, because he was conceived a couple of streets away from here, where his parents had a bedsit.        Continue reading

Guyana Cultural Association of NY- ‘Pot Turn Down Lunch’- Saturday November 23. 2020 – NYC

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A Diasporan’s Nostalgia: Legacy of the “School Vendor” and “Lunch Lady” Revisited – By Lear Matthews

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By Lear Matthews

Do you remember the School Vendor selling snacks outside our school buildings? Not so much? OK, let’s revisit her legacy. Whether it was Miss Murray, Miss Stefie, Auntie Gertie or Auntie Sattie, her presence represented an impressionable dimension of the educational environment of urban, towns and rural primary school children in Guyana and the Caribbean since the 1950’s and to a lesser extent, today.

She was like a daytime symbol occupying a small unsolicited territorial “spot” in the school yard or close proximity of the school building.  She would “set up” a make-shift stand under a tattered umbrella, near a lantern-post or under one of Guyana’s massive oaks sheltering from the beaming sun and torrential rain.         Continue reading