Polenta Cakes with Okra and Tomatoes – Angu com Quiabo e Tomates. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug, 5, 2016: Everyone including myself is very excited and anxious to see the spectacle of the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics in Rio Brazil 2016. Are you one of the lucky Caribbean nationals going to the Olympics in Rio Brazil to cheer our Caribbean Athletes on? Well if you are from the Caribbean you are in luck! You will have an array of familiar foods to choose from because historically, Brazil shares some of the influences in their cuisine as the Caribbean with the indigenous Amerindians, Africans and Europeans.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 29, 2016: In a few days, the Olympics will begin in Rio Brazil and all participating athletes will be hoping to be champions in their respective competitions. For Caribbean athletes, the hope is the same – a hope shared by the entire region and the Diaspora of fans. Based on tradition, however, we are confident that the Caribbean athletes will prevail, not only because of their prowess but because of the cuisine of the Caribbean people!
6 inch cake. Base: 100g digestive cookies, 50g melted unsalted butter. Mango cream cheese: 200g pureed mango, 200g cream cheese, at room temperature, 120ml pouring cream, 2 tablespoons milk, 10g sheets of leaf gelatine (around 3-4 sheets), 50g greek or plain yogurt, juice of half a lemon.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 22, 2016: We are advised daily to eat a balance meal and we all should heed this advice. It will not only keep us healthy but will help us have a sustainable food supply. That being said, how we as Caribbean people achieve this? It easy since we have the all the ingredients – super foods, great vegetables, fruits, and various sources of proteins – animal, and plant. We just need to take action and practice, practice until we get it perfect!
News Americas, CLEVELAND, Ohio, Fri. July 22, 2016: The Republican National Convention wrapped up officially in Cleveland, Ohio yesterday, July 21, 2016 but while we are pretty sure convention goers were not on the hunt for Caribbean or Jamaican food we thought we’d highlight five good spots you may want to check out if you live there or plan to visit:
Patterson, NY – July 21, 2016 – The Putnam County Wine & Food Fest is proud to announce the expansion of its lineup for its 6th annual event. This two-day festival will be held on August 6 and 7, 2016, at the Beaver Creek Equestrian Center (683 Route 311, Patterson, NY). The Fest will highlight Putnam’s most renowned wine producers, and feature world-class culinary professionals, food, arts and crafts, fresh produce and local and international artists.
Dubai Marks the First-Ever International Location of NYC's Much-Celebrated Caribbean Restaurant Menu by Executive Chef Adam Schop and Design by Creative Director Serge Becker. Dubai, July 18th, 2016 – Miss Lily’s, the beloved Caribbean oasis with two locations in New York City, opens its first international outpost in Dubai tonight, July 18th. The new Miss Lily’s is located in the Sheraton Grand Hotel at 3 Sheikh Zayed Road, set in the heart of Dubai’s business district close to the World Trade Center – an area that is quickly becoming a new lifestyle hotspot.
Queens, NY - Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York will come alive on Sunday, July 17, for the 6th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival. Mark your calendars and get your tickets early to enjoy the all-day fun-filled family event. This year festival organizers are going all out to ensure that no matter who you are and where you're from, you'll "Get a Taste of Fun!" at the Largest Caribbean Food Festival in the USA.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 15, 2016: I was asked recently what is my favorite meat and I said chicken. Why? Because chicken is a very versatile meat – it can be grilled, fried, jerked, curried, stewed, baked, steamed. Chicken is also easy to prepare and can be eaten with various starches and vegetables. It’s economical, very nutritious and is a great source of protein.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 8, 2016: As discussed in a previous article, the coconut is an essential super food in Caribbean cuisine. It is used both in savory and sweet dishes in addition to providing the precious delectable super nutrient – coconut oil. In some of the sweet dishes prepared and served in the Caribbean region and Diaspora, the making of coconut snacks (candies, tarts, rolls and breads) is very popular; not only because they are sweet but also because they are delicious.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 1, 2016: Haitians are growing in influence across the U.S., having made the country their home since the Haitian Revolution. And as the Haitian culture become more main stream, the taste for Haitian food expands as evidenced by the many reviewers yelping about the cuisine. Here are the top five Haitian restaurants in the U.S. as chosen based on the most positive reviews on Yelp:
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 1, 2016: Sunday dinner desserts in the Caribbean and in the Caribbean Diaspora from the region’s ‘Super Foods’ are extremely popular in our cuisine. Some include Yam Cake, Sweet Potato Pudding, Corn Pone, Cassava Pone, Conkie (Barbados) or Blue Drawers or Duckunoo (Jamaica) and Banana Pudding. While traditionally these desserts are made and served mostly at Sunday dinners, parties, weddings, christenings and during the various holidays, in some communities where there are Caribbean bakeries, some of these items are sold daily.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 24, 2016: I love vegetables! Vegetables raw, vegetables cooked, I love them all and you should too!It is not incorrect to say most Caribbean meals are not fully complimented with a fair share of vegetables – cooked or raw. This is, however, rapidly changing as many Caribbean cooks and chefs are producing creative salads and steamed vegetable medley combinations that are gaining in popularity among restaurant diners and dinner guests.