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London: Notting Hill Carnival 2012 – story and pictures

That’s not very PC! Once upon a time, Notting Hill Carnival revellers just used to wear police helmets… now the officers join in the dirty dancing

  • Bank Holiday Monday sees parade of floats and brightly dressed performers pass through west London
  • 48th year of the popular festival that celebrates different cultures and traditions

By Nick Enoch and Sam Shead        Comments (222)

PUBLISHED: 14:45 GMT, 27 August 2012 | UPDATED: 12:52 GMT, 28 August 2012

When two performers started bumping and grinding next to railing at the Notting Hill Carnival today, this policeman clearly thought the best thing to do was keep a very watchful eye on them. And no, that middle-distance stare isn’t fooling anyone.

Meanwhile, a fellow officer also got in on the action as he put his arms around two more scantily clad revellers. And unlike his colleague, he couldn’t resist a huge smile.    Continue reading

GUYANA and CARIBBEAN RECIPES – New Listings now available


Note: Recipes from the Guyana Outpost Website were no longer available for some time, as the site was closed. 

We have now recovered the links to these recipes from the archives. It has the most recipes in a wide range of categories:

     GO TO THIS LINK: Guyana Outpost Recipes


Here are some links to other similar websites.

1. GUYANA DINING     http://www.guyanadining.com/recipes/

2. REAL NICE GUYANA – Recipes    https://www.realniceguyana.com/recipes/

3. GUYANA PRIDE Website http://guyanesepride.com/recipe-list.php?catid=7

Book: “Tastes Like Home” – by Cynthia Nelson

Book:   “Tastes like Home” by Cynthia Nelson

Tastes Like Home – My Caribbean Cookbook is more than just a book of recipes.

The book “Tastes like Home” is a conversation about food and how it connects and forms part of the Caribbean identity.

The book is divided into two sections – a memoir section and a recipe section.

Cynthia shares personal memories and helps us to understand Caribbean food and lifestyle.  Some of the memories focus upon food, some on events or special festivals, while others are recollections of life in the Caribbean.

In the recipe section, readers are treated to step-by-step guides on how to make Caribbean dishes like  roti, the perfect baked ham, Dhal-puri, Christmas cake and coconut drops, just to name a few.

You can read more about the book on Cynthia’a Blog.

Get the Tastes Like Home Cookbook today!


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The book is also available at major bookstores in the Caribbean and elsewhere.

Cynthia Blog: www.tasteslikehome.org

Guyanese Cuisine – “Tastes Like Home”

Guyanese Cuisine – “Tastes Like Home”

This entry by Cynthia Nelson was published in the May 2010 edition of the Guyanese Online Newsletter

Hello!!   Welcome to Tastes Like Home, my virtual din-ing table! I’m Cynthia.
I was born and raised in the only English-speaking country in South America – Guyana. Guyana is a multi-cultural society and you will see that reflected in the food I make. Guyanese trace their heritage to every corner of the world, but especially Africa, India, China, Portugal, and to the indigenous popu-lations for whom the region has always been home.
I’ve been living in Barbados now for more than a decade and so when I speak of home these days, I do not only refer to Guyana as home but also Barbados as both places contribute in different and significant ways to who I am.
I am a trained media practitioner and teach Broadcast Journalism. As a food writer, I write a weekly newspaper column, Tastes Like Home which is published in print and online at Guyana’s leading newspaper, http://www.stabroeknews.com/.
Apart from my column, I also write freelance for a variety of publica-tions regionally and internationally. I am a regular contributor to Carib-bean Belle (Trinidad) and City Style & Living (Canada). I also Contrib-ute to U Magazine (a new Health Magazine produced and published in Trinidad & Tobago.
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