Issue 102
(March/April 2010)

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Issue 102


Illustration by Tessa Alexander

The hottest cup of tea

Sipping her favourite brew on the verandah long ago, Leone Redman stored up treasured memories and learned a lesson for life

Fidel Castro: score one to the maximum leader

The Mariel Boatlift brought bad news for Miami and for Jimmy Carter. James Ferguson explains the craft – in more senses than one – of the Cubans

Hillsborough Bay from Mount Royal. Photograph by Paul Crask

Carriacou: voyage to world’s end

You can walk around the tiny island of Carriacou in a day, but you won’t exhaust its charms, says Paul Crask, back from his strolling tour

Tabbouli is an Arabic salad, made with chopped parsley, bulgur, mint, tomatoes, onions, and other seasonings. Photograph by Andrea De Silva. All dishes prepared by Lawrence of Arabia, Trinidad

Feast from the East

The culinary traditions of the Caribbean’s Syrian-Lebanese community crossed the Atlantic with them a century ago...

Photograph by Desiree McEachrane

The search for the perfect patty

It has a spicy meat filling, wrapped in a flaky, delicious yellow crust that melts in your mouth. But where can you find a real patty outside Jamaica?

Jazz on the gallery at Holders House. Photograph courtesy Corrie Scott

Happenings (March/April 2010)

A round-up of current events on the Caribbean calendar

Photograph courtesy Being Sustainable

Being green

The owners of Tobago’s Villa Being have created a new line of environmentally furniture. You’ll never guess what it’s made from

Guy Fieri (right) with Pamela Jacob from Pam`s Kitchen on Fieri`s television show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Photograph courtesy Anjuli Jacob

Aunty Pam: spicing up Seattle

Folks in the Pacific North-West of the USA regularly enjoy roti and aloo pies at Pam’s Kitchen...

Addison Richardson. Photograph by Kendall Dupersoy

Out of the shadows: Addison Richardson

Judy Fitzpatrick shines a spotlight on singer Addison Richardson, known as Shadowman to his fans in St Maarten

Ossie Francis, better known as Chinkey, serves some of his customers in St James, Trinidad. Photograph by Andrea De Silva

Chinkey: “We’re the best, man, we have real nice food”

For Trinidadians, Chinkey’s Nite Bite is a favourite spot for “street food”

Before: the raw ingredients. Photograph courtesy Kumar Mahabir

Aloo, Bhaji, Curry

Classic recipes are handed down in a book that spells out the ABC of Indo-Trinidadian cuisine...

The table that won `best display` at the Blue Food festival, showing pastries, cakes, cookies and a liqueur. Photograph by Oswin Browne

Out of the blue

Dasheen, known as “blue food”, is a stolid root vegetable – except in the hands of Tobago’s cunning cooks at the Blue Food Festival

A regular sight in markets and on the roadside: live crabs. Image taken from Caribbean Street Food: Trinidad

Fresh-air, no frills food

Street food is the kind West Indians miss when they’re away from home, according to a new series of guides from Macmillan

Bob Marley: The Untold Story COVER

Reviews (March/April 2010)

The new music, and the books that are reflecting the region right now

Calypso Rose. Photograph by Andrea De Silva

Calypso Rose among thorns

She took on the masters of calypso – and won. Garry Steckles sings the praises of the pioneering Calypso Rose