World Mental Health Day will be commemorated on Wednesday, October 10.
The Academy of Baking and Pastry Arts
A chef’s tools, specifically the chef knife, is considered an extension of the chef him/herself. After years of use and practice, seasoned chefs gain the ability to use their knives with the fluidity of a master painter’s brush stroke. On the other hand, the average home cook may casually chop or dice items the fastest way they can which often results in the final product lacking uniformity or consistency. Professionals practice proper knife techniques for a few reasons including the fact that uniformly cut items will also cook uniformly, they are more visually appealing and result in an overall higher quality, end product.
‘Liming’ is ingrained in Trinbagonian culture. Unless you live under a rock, you’ve had one at your home, or been to one by a friend. And though it’s hard to mess up a get-together with friends, food and drinks, some people actually fail miserably. Food is undeniably important—especially if your lime goes into the wee hours of the morning when munchies start to settle in. So to avoid a bunch of hangry friends, here are a few dos and don’ts when planning your lime.
Two of the most common ingredients in a Trinbagonian kitchen are onion and garlic. We use them in nearly every savoury, local dish as well as in our marinades, pepper sauce… you name it. A pelau or curry could not even qualify as Trinidadian if one were to omit either—or both—of these ingredients. There is a down side to these pungent aromatics, though. They always leave their evidence behind by means of an odour, whether on our hands, on our breaths or in our homes. The solution to this can be approached in one of two ways: One can either settle for bland food for the rest of one’s life or, one can find a way to get rid of the odour. Luckily, I have suggestions for the latter, because let’s face it, any true-blooded Trinbagonian would happily choose a life of smelly hands and bad breath over the former.
Popcorn is coated in a sweet, sticky syrup infused with the flavours of vanilla and bourbon—giving the popcorn a gourmet update. Crumbled bacon adds a crisp saltiness making the snack incredibly moorish. It’s bacon, bourbon and caramel, nothing can be better. Make a batch and spoil your friends at your next movie night.
FIT & FABToday I want to share some thoughts on the battle of the bulge, which is being waged every day by people of all ages around the world. “My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four,” says Orson Welles, “unless there are three other people.” Here in Carnival country, the battle begins for many people right after the Christmas eating indulgence. Depending on when the Carnival falls crash dieting and often excessive exercise begins. It is great to see the flurry of physical activity around the Savannah and on hills and green spaces around the country. If a group or a handful of people remain committed to lifestyle change post Carnival that's a bonus. Their fitness will improve and the health services may benefit as well. So why should we want to maintain an ideal weight? It is a fact that fit people become ill and that slim and skinny are not necessarily synonymous with health. While it may be easy to take solace in a thinner weight, many of the serious risks associated with poorer health are often hidden from plain sight. Excessive salt and sugar consumption, for example, is associated with several health problems, which can occur without visual cues and can develop irrespective of one's weight.
Though they are commonly eaten for breakfast in Louisiana, these beignets are perfect for any time of the day. Fry until the beignets are pillowy soft on the inside and golden-brown on the outside then, heavily dust them with sweet, powdered sugar. Pop in your mouth while they’re hot and delightful.
Carrie Underwood attends the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards in Los Angeles.
CMT is changing their Artists of the Year show to honour only women, including Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town and Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum.
Nikki Crosby stars in Mind Yuh Business.
courtesy RS/RR Production
After a successful first run and playing to sold out houses at Queen’s Hall last weekend, RS/RR Production is reprising Mind Yuh Business at Naparima Bowl, San Fernando, for another two nights, on Saturday and Sunday.
What I do as a writer, using my lived experience in national media, can appear glamorous to some people, to others indulgent and yet still to some, it may appear as attention-seeking especially when I open up about some of the misery one can experience living and thriving with a hidden disability.
September is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. This is a condition marked by impaired muscle coordination and/or other disabilities and is typically caused before birth. To bring awareness to the cause, the president of the Cerebral Palsy Society of Trinidad and Tobago Mr Phillip Meteivier, had a chat with us to give us some more information on Cerebral Palsy (CP) and give us some real life stories as parents of children with CP.
Mary and Ignacio Blandin enjoy the music.
Seemed like Christmas in September last Saturday evening as you entered Lion’s Cultural Centre in Woodbrook. Upon entry, patrons were greeted with a shot of Pumpkin Spice, a blended alcoholic Christmas beverage by Ruby’s Cocktails, to put you in the right mood for reigning national parang champion Voces Jovenes hosting Start De Parang.
Some of you might know the name Maya Cozier from her days as a dancer, some may recognize the name from the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, while others might remember her stint onstage competing for Miss World Trinidad and Tobago 2018. In any case, whatever capacity you know Maya in, you know she’s not a name to be forgotten. And if by some chance you haven’t heard the name Maya Cozier before today, then prepare to fall in love with her charm, beauty, and of course, raw talent – just like we did.
When the gates opened at 10 pm last Saturday evening, scores of patrons filled the popular Chaguaramas entertainment venue, O2 Park, to catch a glimpse of Fantasy Carnival’s 2019 contribution to the Greatest Show on Earth for their unveiling of League Of Angels, LA.
Roll Sushi Restaurant, South Park, San Fernando, came alive as soca artiste Dev (Devon Harris) launched the video for his new single Paradise.
Sham Mahabir, having fun, photo-bombs mass designers Anthony and Richard Hall with Sharissa Lo Ten Foe's photo
Sisters Teresa and Giselle Lynch.
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