Trinidad & Tobago

Recipe: Fried Bakes and Saltfish Buljol by Chef Jamila De Souza

This week’s recipe comes from Chef Jamila De Souza. Growing up in a Trinidadian and Bajan family, the Trinidad native creates boldly flavored, deeply satisfying dishes for her family and clients. 

Chef Jamila DeSouza
Chef Jamila DeSouza

Jamila’s love of cooking goes back before working as a pastry chef or as a teen.  She knew she wanted to cook when she was 5 years old.

Once Jamila finished her formal education in high school, she immediately enrolled in the Youth Training Employment and Partnership Programme (YTEPP), where she studied catering and cake making and excelled. Jamila then worked as a lead cook in several establishments for about 10 years before retiring to start her own catering business.

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Famous Americans of Caribbean Descent

The Caribbean and The United States of America have shared a long and prolific history together.  The U.S. has always been the symbol of freedom and prosperity to many in the Caribbean. As a result, we all have family and friends who have emigrated north and contributed to the social, political, educational, and economic prosperity of The United States.  We’d like to highlight a few famous Americans of Caribbean descent who have done just that.

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