Carnival 2014…Soca Music Time

Machel Montano is arguably one of the sexiest men alive. Now, according to lyrics straight from his 2014 Carnival hit he is definitely the Happiest Man Alive. We love it. Miss Monz our Trinidadian Party Princess highly recommends it. You know the deal, play this track on repeat till you feel it in your soul.…

Trinidad Diaries…Don’t Do What?

Don’t write your name in sand. Don’t write your name in sand with your big toe. Don’t write your name in sand with your big toe of your right foot. Below is an ode to whichever island folklore your wicked family has you believing. Just in case this story is true however, we used a…

Trinidad Diaries…I have a question!

“I’ll have some mango chow please.” It’s delicious but every North American friend of mine thinks I’m nuts. Chow is definitely a way of life. But what exactly is it? And my question to every true Trini out there: What CAN’T you make chow with? See I figured chow is basically seasoned, spicy fruit. A…

Pelau- Rice & Peas

This recipe belongs to my mom. Do it justice! Prep: – One whole chicken cut up into bite size pieces, seasoned before hand. -Marinade to pre-season your chicken In food processor blend thyme, scallion, garlic, ginger, parsley, cilantro and white vinegar. Other Ingredients: – 3 cups par boiled rice – 1 cup coconut milk –…

The Lingo in Trinidad & Tobago

Spend seven days with a bunch of West Indians, what’s the first thing you start adopting? Ok, forget the pot. What’s the second thing you begin to adopt? The language! The lingo of a Trini and the way a Trini’s mind works is something that should be studied. Here are just a few phrases that…

Who Invented Rice and Beans?

Who invented rice and beans? No Puerto Rico…it wasn’t you. Sorry DR, you wish it was you. Jamaica, I love you but you just borrowed our recipe! Every foreigner with a flag claims their land invented rice and beans but I’m not fooled. It had to be invented in Trinidad. Honestly, every country has its…