Sunday, April 10, 2011

Some insight to Trini Food...

"Food is our common ground, a universal experience." ~James Beard  

My family is obsessed with the Food Network... maybe not my dad so much... but the rest of us? We ♥ Food Network. Perhaps it's that we like to learn about new things... perhaps it's that we like to eat... perhaps it's that we like competitions... perhaps we like to cook (this is true in my brother's case... only sometimes true in my case)... I'm not sure what it is really but the most watched channel at home is - The Food Network. It's particularly exciting when we see them feature something we're familiar with in T&T... e.g. karela known here as carailli (known in the U.S. as bitter melon) was an ingredient in one of the baskets in the recent Chopped All-Stars Competition. Oh excitement! my brother and I would have had so many ways to cook that if we were there... lol...

What's also exciting is when we see shows featuring T&T or Trinis abroad. My cousin posted this video on facebook - an old Diners, Drive-ins and Dives episode featuring Pam's Kitchen, a Trini restaurant in Seattle, WA. I had to share... it's something to be proud of I think - that our food is loved by many people :)



It reminded me of how excited I was when I saw the Chicken Wings Throwdown... Bobby Flay was defeated in this throwdown by Colette of Super Wings NYC



Finally, this show is not from the Food Network but from the Travel Channel... it was actually one of the first shows featuring Trinidad & Tobago and our food that I saw... Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods fame visited our islands and did an entire show on it... this video below is video 4 of 6... chosen because at this moment I feelin' for some doubles... lol


Am not going out for any at this hour though... ah well. 

Wishing you all a fabulous week ahead.

peace,
Ren

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