Callaloo in the Mix

I woke up on New Year’s Day with callaloo on my mind. A Sunday staple in many homes in T&T and across the Caribbean, it is often cooked with crab and shares space on the plate with rice, stewed chicken, macaroni pie, plantains, and ground provisions. Somehow, I

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A Homecoming … and Leaving

Months of anticipation and longing were brought to an end over a period of ten days. Ten wonderful days that I was careful to savour because of, and despite, the swiftness of their passing. And there was truly much to relish on my recent trip to Trinidad: family, food, music, friends, warmth,

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‘Tis the Season…

My preparation for Christmas began early this year. Fruit was set to soak for black cake, Promasa and banana leaves were sourced for pastelles, and rum bottles were emptied (ahem!) for sorrel and punch de crème. Everything was perfectly prepared. Mentally, that

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