A Review of the Barbados Food and Rum Festival 2019.

In 2018 I was very vocal about not going to The Barbados Food and Rum Festival (you can read that article here). As a result, I made a serious effort to attend the 2019 Food and Rum Festival. I went to almost every night. The only night I missed was the ‘Gourmet Safari’ which is…

Why Is Champers So Successful?

If you live in Barbados, at some point you have probably dined at Champers or at least wanted to go there for dinner. Champers is a fine dining restaurant on the South Coast of Barbados with a lovely view overlooking the sea. It is a staple on the Bajan food scene, but how did this…

Making Pasta With Chef Rhea Gilkes

As a foodie there is nothing better than getting to cook with a chef. It is the closest you can get to learning from a professional without actually working in a restaurant. I was lucky enough to win a blogging competition with Slow Food Barbados’ ‘Slow Seven Local Food Competition’ which meant I got a…

‘Culture In A Bowl’ in Caribbean Starter Scene!

This month we are in Caribbean Starter Scene! Ten Habitat‘s online magazine is all about connecting Caribbean entrepreneurs, highlighting people who are doing innovative work.  We were fortunate enough to write the cover article ‘Culture in a Bowl.’ Getting to sit down with Kim and Dwight of ‘Yelluh Meat’ and talk to them about Bajan…

#ZeroHunger – Five Simple Things To Do

The theme this year for World Food Day is #ZeroHunger. This theme is about more than ending hunger, it is about thoughtful eating. Barbados is fortunate enough that most of our population has access to food, however the way we consume food is unsustainable. Our diets are made up of unhealthy foods that are damaging…

Why I Think Macaroni Pie Should be the National Dish of Barbados.

It doesn’t matter where in the world you put a Bajan, if you mention pie, they are going to want a Macaroni Pie. There are numerous famous pies in the world, Apple pie, Shepherds pie, Pumpkin pie. However, if you offer a Bajan a piece of pie and bring anything other than a square, orange…

First Thoughts on The 2019 Food and Rum Festival Events in Barbados.

This is the tenth anniversary of the Food and Rum Festival in Barbados. It is now a decade old. I’ve been going to these events every year as long as I am in the country.  I’ve been to food demonstrations, rum tastings and food events. This year feels smaller than past years. This year’s events…

Go Get Your ‘Fine Cuisine Magazine’ Now!

We got to write for a magazine! ‘Fine Cuisine’ is a Barbadian food periodical and we got the opportunity to write in the latest issue. We contributed the articles, ‘Spices vs Herbs: A Guide to Seasoning Food to Perfection’ and ‘How to Start Appreciating Wine’. There are loads of great articles if you are looking…