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Trinidad Food – ‘Oil Down’

Okay, we’ll be honest. This Trini dish doesn’t really jump out at you and say ‘eat me, don’t I look yummy?’ But, we’ll let you in on something. . . . . . It’s delicious! At first glance, it may look like a wet mixture of mushy  . . . who knows what. But when […]

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Trinidad Food- Sunday Lunch!

As we say in Trinidad, this is a ‘eat till ya belly buss dish!’ But beware—make sure you have about 3 – 4 hours after devouring this meal, cause you won’t be able to do anything but sleep! So what should you expect? How about Callaloo, Macaroni Pie, Corn Pie, Stew Chicken, Red Beans, Cole Slaw, the length of the […]

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Things to do in Trinidad – Pot Spoon Throw Down

The Pot Spoon Throw Down concept was developed in 2010 and brings together a variety of  Trinidad’s culinary flavours which is second to none in the Caribbean. Amerindian, African, Indian, Spanish, Dutch and French influences, just to name a few–WOW! Depending on which village or town you visit in Trinidad and Tobago, you are sure […]

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Trinidad Food – Crab and Dumpling

Of course, when coming to Trinidad, visiting Tobago is a MUST! White sandy beaches, baby blue water, no care in the world, cold Carib in hand, sigh . . .  trust us, you won’t want to miss out. And while you’re there, you won’t have to search very long to find Crab & Dumpling! More […]

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Trinidad Food – ‘I-tal’ (pronounced ‘eye’-tal”) Food

The word “I-tal”  is derived from the English word “vital”, with the initial syllable replaced by i. I-Tal Food is most popular in the Rastafari Movement but has become a favourite of many Trinis. The main goal being to avoid foods which contain additives, preservatives or genetically modified ingredients. I-tal Food also involves strict adherence to a vegetarian diet. Because […]

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Trinidad Food – Pastelles, pastelles and more pastelles!!

What is a pastelle? It is a cornmeal roll stuffed with meat, fish or vegetables seasoned with fresh herbs and flavoured with raisins, olives and capers wrapped and steamed in a banana leaf. Christmas, Parang and Pastelles are synonymous. Born into a Venezuelan family, my earliest recollection of pastelles is the boiling and grinding of […]

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Trinidad Food – Roti and Curry

A quick drive through the streets of Port of Spain reveals Roti Shops at almost every corner! Usually, a variety of vegetables, meats and sauces are curried or stewed and served hot. You have a choice of eating ‘Paratha roti’ – typical flat roti or ‘Buss up Shut‘- as the name suggests just before the […]

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