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Located just off the coast of Venezuela, the islands of Trinidad and its laidback neighbor, Tobago, encompass one extraordinary Caribbean nation. Boisterous and cosmopolitan Trinidad is about the size of Delaware, dwarfing tiny, idyllic Tobago to the north. The birthplace of limbo, steel drums, and calypso music, and the annual host of one of the world’s most spectacular Carnival celebrations, Trinidad and Tobago’s culture is vibrant, joyous, and wholly unique. Much of the food of Trinidad and Tobago is a reflection of the country’s ethnically diverse population. East Indian influence can be found in foods like roti, flatbread filled with ingredients such as curried meat, chickpeas, or mangoes. And, while the Chinese population is small, Chinese food is immensely popular with Trinbagonians. Perhaps the most famous culinary treat in Trinidad and Tobago is the street food called “Bake and Shark” – fried shark meat served inside fried bread. Not to be missed if visiting the islands, Bake and Shark is a uniquely Trinbagonian delight.
 

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Cooking Level: Intermediate

Home Town: Couva, Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo, Trinidad And Tobago
Living In: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
About me:
Simple, fun loving, easy going but a little on the impatient side. Have little tolerance for thumbsuckers, whiners and wimpy folks. I am crazy in love with my granddaugter who just turned 6 months. I am a writer. I love acting and the theatre. Most importantly I love my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

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Steffie 

Cooking Level: Intermediate
Living In: San Fernando, San Fernando, Trinidad And Tobago
About me: Love dancing , cooking, camping . loves kids
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Lynn Maria Ann Gonzales Cahill 

Cooking Level: Beginning
Home Town: Port Of Spain, Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad And Tobago
About me: I like screaming at mice in the bathroom while on my knees. Sometimes I like to pull people's scabs off and run into the streets. Every weekend, I wander the neighborhood wearing …
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Yobachus 

Cooking Level: Intermediate
Home Town: Arima, Arima Borough, Trinidad And Tobago
About me: Im a medical student, ive been cooking since i could REACH a stove top, i love food excessively, and im always looking for good new ideas on something to make :)
 

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The Best Meatballs

Reviewed on Mar. 24, 2014 by MYRTS78   view full review
I roughly made one third the recipe it's just two of us. Just used ground beef and made it...

Tangy Honey Glazed Ham

Reviewed on Dec. 1, 2012 by Lynn Maria Ann Gonzales Cahill   view full review
This is the best tasting ham ever! And oh so easy to do! I made it for Thanksgiving this year...

Polenta

Reviewed on Oct. 9, 2012 by 1trinikitti   view full review
I have to say this was really easy to make. I love corn meal and the things you can make with...

 
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