>> Saturday, 23 August 2008
It is that certain something that makes you go ummm as you eat, it’s that mysterious flavour that makes certain dishes uniquely delicious, and it is that special seasoning that defines certain cuisines. For the Italians it’s Soffritto, for the French Mirepoix, the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, Sofrito; many cuisines have their own versions of the Holy Trinity (green peppers, onions and celery) and we in the English speaking Caribbean have Green Seasoning. The Soffritto, Mirepoix, Sofrito, Holy Trinity and Green Seasoning are all versatile flavour-bases made with a combination of herbs and aromatics. They are used in various cuisines to give that unique flavour and taste to certain dishes. Click here to read the rest of the column to find out more about these flavour bases, how to make your own Caribbean Green Seasoning and use it.
A heart for Anita Lakshmi
You were generous in giving funds for Bri and we thank you sincerely. Now we're asking for your help again, this time for Anita Lakshmi who is in desperate need of a heart. You can read all about it here at Srivalli's blog. There are attractive prizes being offered and your money will go a long way in giving life to a mother and hope to her young children. Please help and give whatever you can, every cent counts. Click on Donate for a Heart and Chip in!
Within the next two to three weeks, I should be receiving typesettings of my book in two phases for review. According to my publishers, the book should be on shelves in October. I'll continue to keep you updated as I get more information.
Have a great weekend everyone!