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Celebrating our African Heritage

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Carnival is much more than 2 days! Annual Canboulay Riots re-enactment that takes place Carnival Friday morning in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Photo by Maria Nunes   It’s carnival in Trinidad & Tobago and this month we’re celebrating our African heritage and its lasting impact on our food landscape and culture!   Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago is often mistakenly thought to include only the Parade of the Bands on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday and the preceding fetes (calypso/soca parties).    During the weeks and months leading up to the street festival (often described in the past...

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February 2019 Box Reveal - The Trinidad & Tobago Creole Box

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In this box we celebrate our African heritage and its lasting impact on our food and culture.

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February's Creole Box: A Tribute to Culture & Food

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  In this box we celebrate our African heritage and its lasting impact on our food and culture. From dishes like callaloo, pelau, coo coo, breadfruit oil down, stewed peas, soups, buljol, salt fish and provision to hearty snacks like accra, souse, corn soup, boiled & roasted corn, fried & roasted bakes to sweet treats like sweet bread, tamarind balls, sugar cake, toolum, paw paw (papaya) balls and chip chip, our African heritage is vibrant in our food landscape.   Trinidad & Tobago is the home of the steel pan, calypso and limbo and this month we celebrate our African...

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Making Sweetbread with Mummy

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SWEETBREAD     One of my favorite things to eat in life is sweetbread! It's the perfect blend of mixed fruits, coconut and just the right about of sweetness. Our mom, Marva did NOT make this as much as we'd like when we were younger. We've officially taken her out of retirement & made her Chief content creator for Callaloo Box! lol That basically means that we record and take pictures while she's cooking - which interrupts her flow - but I think she's getting used to it! This past Christmas she made Sweetbread using our friend Renee's (aka HomemadeZagat)...

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January 2019 Box Reveal - The Caribbean Tea & Coffee Box

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The Caribbean Tea & Coffee Box In this box, we bring you some classics for the perfect Caribbean evening tea and coffee-time ritual.   Malika & Jamila XOXO WHAT'S IN THE BOX    From the coconut coffee to the passion fruit tea and banana rum cake, this box is filled with tropical flavors sure to ignite nostalgia for a by-gone Caribbean tradition. BANANA RUM CAKE A rum-infused banana pound cake. The rum makes it incredibly moist and gives it a rich flavor. Enjoy with a hot cup of tea or coffee for a delightful treat. The cake has a shelf-life...

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