Guyanese Food

Twelve Tips for Making Roti-Caribbean Style Food

Twelve Tips for Making Roti-Caribbean Style Food

Do You want to make Roti that turns out right every time? Caribbean or Guyanese food can be complex, time consuming or strenuous to make if you are a newbie. It can take years of practice and acquired intuition to get a dish perfect on […]

Guyanese Bakes

Guyanese Bakes

These breads are deep-fried and are not greasy when properly cooked. Served with eggs at breakfast or eggplant (baigan choka) or pumpkin or Dhal.  Bake and eggs are some of my kids favorite breakfast. It confuses friends who think they’re being served bacon and eggs. […]

Caribbean Sorrel Cocktail-Drink Like a Caribbean

Caribbean Sorrel Cocktail-Drink Like a Caribbean

Drink Like  a Caribbean, No Passport Required In Guyana and the Caribbean, rum is the most popular liquor to drink. Of course, many in Guyana and the rest of the world know about El Dorado Rums, which have won international awards. I picked up a […]

The Caribbean Kitchen and Garden in America

The Caribbean Kitchen and Garden in America

Wiri Wiri Pepper Long beans, Cassava, Mangoes, Jackfruit, Cookrit, Awara, Jamoon, Sapodilla, Downs Rum Swizzle, Mauby, Sorrel, Black Cake How do three generations of a family’s Guyanese gardening and food traditions take root in America? ala Ajee’s House and Gardens, whose parents and grandparents grew […]

To Die For Guyanese Black Cake (Fruit or Christmas Cake)

To Die For Guyanese Black Cake (Fruit or Christmas Cake)

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Good Morning With Roti and Dhal

Good Morning With Roti and Dhal

This traditional Guyanese flatbread is a staple of a top-of the line Guyanese meal, and probably the most important single dish after rice for a Guyanese cook to learn. For Indian cooking, you can find flatbreads in many shapes and sizes- na’an being the most […]

Bakes and Eggs-A Guyanese Breakfast

Bakes and Eggs-A Guyanese Breakfast

These fried breads are not greasy when properly cooked. Serve with scrambled eggs at breakfast or with Baigan choka, pumpkin (butternut squash) or dhal. My kids say their favorite breakfast is bake and eggs. Say that really fast and you can see how it confuses […]

Caribbean Fried Cassava-Yuca

Caribbean Fried Cassava-Yuca

Cassava root also called yuca is very popular in Guyana like many tropical countries, often replacing the potato as the main source of carbohydrates. However, it has more food energy than any other food except perhaps sugar cane. It is native to Guyana, Brazil and […]

Sauteed Bora-Green Beans Caribbean Style

Sauteed Bora-Green Beans Caribbean Style

Bora, also known as yard-long beans or snake beans are found throughout the Caribbean. This recipe can also be used with green beans found commonly in the grocery stores or farmers markets in the U.S.