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Guyanese reminisce about Christmas celebrations – By Tangerine Clarke

Guyanese reminisce about Christmas celebrations

Guyanese black cake baked by Malini #moistdelights.

Loraine, a Guyanese-born, Christmas enthusiast who spends many hours decorating every corner of her Brooklyn house, reflected on the meaning of Christmas, saying, “Jesus is the reason for the season, and then there is the joy and thankfulness in seeing my home decorated with flowers, fairy lights, ceiling ornaments, and to top that off, welcoming family, for sharing and caring.”

Guyanese never gets tired of doing the same things every year for Christmas; they feast on black ‘rum’ cake, sponge cake, garlic pork, ginger beer, pickled vegetables, Pepperpot with bread and Guyana’s classic, XM Rum.        Continue reading

Taste of Guyana – By Dmitri Allicock + video

Taste of Guyana

By Dmitri Allicock

Most Guyanese know but no songs are sung

That convey the taste of home like the tongue

Pepperpot and bread, our salt- fish & fry bake

That special taste of Christmas with black cake

Seven curry with fresh roti rolled flat with a pin

Read more: Go to Dmitri’s Blog to comment and share

Fort Langley Douglas Day Celebrations – “A glorious event”

Fort Langley Douglas Day Celebrations on Saturday, 19 November 2011

“The Caribbean comes to British Columbia”…  at Fort Langley National Historic Site.

The event was presented by Fort Langley Legacy Foundation, and the Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of B.C. from 12:00 to 15:00 hours at the Historic Site Fort Langley at 23433 Mavis Avenue. Parks Canada manages Fort Langley and aided in a successful Douglas Day.

Douglas Day this year was when the Caribbean came to British Columbia as advertised – There was great weather and a colourful ceremony with a short parade from the Community Centre to the Fort – Tropitonics steelband played in an enclosed tent at the Fort.  There were ethnic foods,  flags, cultural dancing, and a reenactment of the proclamation of British Columbia.  More info on British Guiana born James Douglas, BC’s first Governor, are in attachments at the end of this post.

The event was featured on Canada’s CBC News – view here   Continue reading

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.

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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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