After a short break, we’re back with a new installment in our Yes Chef! Series and are excited to feature our first female chef! Chef Freda Gore is the owner and tour host of Caribbean Culinary Tours, which specializes in culinary vacations and retreats to Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Puerto Rico. Chef Gore has over 25 years in the culinary field, holding various positions including that of Chef Instructor at The Hotel Training Center, Dutchman’s Bay Antigua.
Labor Day in the United States is the official end-of-summer celebration filled with family gatherings and barbecues. But when you fire up the grill this year, why not do it Caribbean style. We have some delicious recipes from some great Caribbean cooks that are sure to make you happy .
Houston was back at it again, showcasing Caribbean cuisine and culture at the 4th Annual Caribbean Rum Fest. This eclectic event celebrates and promotes the history and culture of Caribbean rum to the Houston community. Rum Fest hosted a variety of artists and performances – both local and international – and cooking demonstrations (and tastings!) by Caribbean chefs.
There are some dishes in Caribbean cuisine that can as easily be enjoyed for breakfast, as for lunch or dinner. Chicken souse is one. I’m the designated Souse Chef in our house and, for a time, regularly cooked a pot of chicken souse every Saturday evening. My wife – the designated Pastry Chef – usually bakes a pan of Johnny Cake to go along with it.
Happy 52nd anniversary of Independence, Jamaica! Although we were unable to make it to the festivities in Jamaica, we did the next best thing and celebrated with Jamaicans living in The Bahamas! (FYI: Jamaicans are everywhere!! 🙂 )
Caribbean adult beverages get a fair share of attention, and rightly so. Rum is uniquely, historically, Caribbean and a variety of quality beers are brewed across the region. However, the little cousins of these grown up spirits often get short shrift, despite the fact that they are likely enjoyed more frequently with our favourite meals.
This week we’ll premiere a new Q&A series called “Yes Chef!” where we introduce you to some of the most talented culinary masters the Caribbean has to offer. Our hope is that you’ll get to know some of the personalities behind the culinary revolution taking place in the region (and around the world), and be inspired to seek out and enjoy their creations.
A few years ago, Caribbean countries had branded the lionfish “Public Enemy #1”. Originally from the Indo-Pacific Seas , scientists say that this popular exotic aquarium animal was released into the wilds of the Atlantic Ocean. Known to wipe out 50 percent of native species of fish within days of inhabiting an area, something had to be done in order to preserve the ecosystem.