1. Trinidad Corn Soup with Cornmeal Dumplings (recipe) Corn soup is a street food favorite here in Trinidad, especially at carnival time when vendors ply large pots of it that they spoon into styrofoam cups outside of fetes and clubs. It’s also popular as a Saturday lunch.
2. A Beer Is A Carib (video) Ask any Trinidadian to complete the following phrase. A beer is a … and you’ll instantly hear a loud uproarious ‘Carib’. For over 50 years the Carib Brewery has been producing Carib beer to the delight of Trinis both at home and abroad. I know that for myself seeing a Carib sign in a pub or a bar abroad was enough to make me scream, grab a camera and patronise the establishment
4. Tridoshic Dal (recipe) This is currently my dal of all dals. For my own personal tastes I added a tad more coconut than would qualify as a ‘garnish’, and I also used an immersion blender at the end to partially puree the liquid. Give it a try and let me know
5. Indian Doses (recipe) I’ve noticed that gluten-free flours don’t brown up like traditional ones do, so the dosas were a good bit paler than what I’m used to. That didn’t affect the taste though and I really enjoyed how they came out.
7. Sarina’s Cranberry-Almond Slaw (recipe) I’m a firm believer that vegetables don’t have to be dull, and that it really doesn’t take much more than some imagination to incorporate them into our daily lives. This salad is one of my faves and one that I get repeat requests for.
8. Ensalada Chilena (recipe) This simple tomato and onion salad is a customary accompaniment to meals in Chile. Its name echoes not only its popularity in that country, but also the fact that its main colors (red and white), mirror the colors of the Chilean flag.
Malta Carib has been a staple in my home since I was a child. Growing up I felt like quite a ‘big woman’ drinking it from the bottle (I had no idea it was non-alcoholic ). During the 80’s it was promoted not just as an energy booster, but also as an aid for students preparing for exams!
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