Category Archives: Cuisine – Foods

VIDEO: A Tour of Trinidad’s Market – By Chef Debra Sardinha-Metivier of DSM Creative Cuisine

A Tour of Trinidad’s Market – The Culinary Institute of America

In Port of Spain’s markets, ingredients from Europe, Africa, and the Indian subcontinent come together on vendor tables. Culantro here is known as shadow benny or chadon benni — a corruption of the French chardon benit or “blessed thistle.” It is a part of the green seasoning that is a Trinidad and Tobago culinary basic. Chef Debra Sardinha-Metivier of DSM Creative Cuisine, gives us our first look at the diversity of the Trinidadian market basket.

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FEATURE: IN THE DIASPORA: Guyanese Cuisine Culture – By G. J. Giddings

By G. J. Giddings – Dr. Jahwara Giddings is Professor of History at Central State University

It is always a good time to reiterate Guyana’s food traditions, practices, and prospects, and to emphasize the power and potential of good food in general. Just as food does amazing things at the table, it could be a source of national unity through development of a thoughtful and positive national food culture. In fact, there is a contemporary cuisine scene unfolding in Guyana, with great potential for our food security, health, economic enterprise and yes even national pride and unity.

There are global calls, if not cries, for more thoughtful and sustainable food systems which demand leadership from agriculturally rich and culturally dynamic places like Guyana.  And with projected oil wealth, and good governance, Guyana could lead and model modern sustainable food practices.    Continue reading

TOURISM: Gordon Ramsay Cooks a Breakfast Hash in the Jungle of Guyana | Scrambled

Gordon Ramsay Cooks a Breakfast Hash in the Jungle of Guyana | Scrambled

July 5, 2020 – Gordon Ramsay

This week Gordon’s in Guyana, on the edge of the Amazon Jungle. With potatoes and starches being the heroes of this country, Gordon’s making a delicious Breakfast Hash with a fried egg using the incredible local ingredients! This is amazing breakfast dish is the perfect dish after he jumps out of Helicopters and fishing on the local rivers on Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted.

TOURISM: A Crash Course in Guyanese Cuisine | Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted

TOURISM: A Crash Course in Guyanese Cuisine | Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted

Jul 11, 2020 – Gordon Ramsay

Gordon meets with Chef Delvin Adams in Georgetown, Guyana to begin a crash course in Guyanese cooking.

About Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted: Gordon Ramsay travels the globe on an epic adventure, experiencing new cultures and new cuisines in search of culinary inspiration.

Coronavirus: The slow death of the American all-you-can-eat buffet – BBC News

The Shady Maples Smorgasbord - specialising in Amish food - is requiring a mask and glovesImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES
The Shady Maples Smorgasbord – specialising in Amish food – is requiring a mask and gloves

A dining experience beloved by generations of hungry Americans is in danger of being spoiled by the coronavirus pandemic.

Buffets – from the humblest hotel breakfasts to the grandest casino banquets – are struggling to stay afloat as new health restrictions come into place and wary diners eschew the self-serve dining tradition.

As many buffets go out of business across the US, others are innovating and trying desperately to keep the business model relevant and appetising.          Continue reading

Guyanese Cuisine: Chefs Adams, Ramsay cook up a ‘storm’ in Guyana – National Geographic

Photo: Chef Delven Adams and Britisn-born chef Gordon Ramsay cooking traditional Guyanese food in Rewa, a small Amerindian village in Guyana, for the second season of Uncharted on National Geographic.  NatGo / Justin Mandel
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Guyana’s popular chef, Delven Adams, proprietor of Georgetown’s Backyard Cafe, will debuted his unique traditional cuisine on Sunday, July 5, on the second season of the National Geographic TV series Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted. The episode was aired on NatGo on Sunday, July 5 at 10 pm, 9 Central.
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The charismatic Adams, a remigrant, whose culinary tours have mesmerized foodies, and attracted tourists from around the world, told Caribbean Life in an exclusive interview via Facebook, that the National Geographic episode is more about showcasing Guyana.

Guyana Tourism: A trip to Moraikobai, Guyana – Webinar – July 9, 2020 @ 2.00 pm EDT

Join us for our webinar

A trip to Moraikobai, Guyana

Thursday, July 9th 2020 @ 2 pm EDT

As a destinationGuyana prides itself in its Community-Led and Owned Tourism (CLOT). In this webinar, we are going to focus on some of the newer, more rustic, experiences that are currently being developed in Guyana. We will start with the Indigenous Community run village of Moraikobai. The quiet location provides guests with encounters of some of Guyana’s most renowned wildlife. The best part? A visit to the village can be done on a day trip from the capital city of Georgetown.

Join us to find out more about why you should take a trip to Moraikobai on your next visit to Guyana!  

We look forward to having you!

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Guyana: Coronavirus hitting businesses hard – Cuban shoppers gone

The COVID-19 impact on Shanta’s Puri Shop

Fears over the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been taking a toll on Guyana’s business sector as many of them have either closed or scaled back operations.

Many Chinese-run businesses in Guyana which depend on all-week shopping by Cuban traders, have closed their doors, so too are several local businesses and fast food enterprises. It is estimated that each Cuban comes to Guyana with at least US$3,000 to purchase clothing, electronic equipment and electrical appliances to take back to Cuba to sell.          Continue reading

CUISINE: From Pakistan to the Caribbean: Curry’s journey around the world – CNN

Kate Springer, CNN • Updated 23rd January 2020 – CNN

Trace curry’s journey around the world | CNN Travel

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It might seem counter-intuitive to eat CoCo Ichibanya’s relatively mild, sweet Japanese dish in the land of curry.
But the move underscores the sheer variety and complexity of curry — a word that’s long been misunderstood.
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Curry is not a single spice, nor is it related to the namesake curry tree (though the leaves are used in many dishes in India).
The catch-all umbrella term refers to a “spiced meat, fish or vegetable stew,” either freshly prepared as a powder or spice paste or purchased as a ready-made mixture,” writes Colleen Sen in her book “Curry: A Global History.”
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Guyana SPEAKS: Guyanese-British poets and storywriters: London UK: 26 January 2020

Dear Friends,

Please join Guyana SPEAKS on Sunday, 26th January 2020 at the Classic in Tooting Bec (2pm-5pm) for a unique celebration of Guyanese-British poets and storywriters with Elly NilandBrian Reid and Maggie Harris. A flyer is attached.
Do you have a favourite Guyanese poet?  Do you write poetry of your own?  If yes, and in case we have time at the end of the programme, please bring along some poetry that you’d be happy to share with the audience.  We’re hoping to be able to make this an interactive event!

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