Appetizing Thought: London is Calling Sarina of TriniGourmet.com

Sarina of TriniGourmet.com
Sarina of TriniGourmet.com

Sarina lives close to the equator on a vibrant island called Trinidad. Her goal: To be the first Caribbean blogger representing her country (and possibly the region) at next year’s Food Blogger Connect (FBC) in London. No problem, right? Well… in the interview below, Sarina explains how the exchange rate doesn’t work well in her favor–among other factors that makes travel difficult. Meanwhile, she’s representing her culture by way of cooking on her food blog, TriniGourmet.com, publishing eBooks, and producing how-to cooking videos. She’s on a mission to spread the love about her comfort food, and MyLifeRunsOnFood.com wants to help her. Learn more about Sarina and make a contribution to her campaign, London Calling. Read more

Appetizing Event: New Orleans Marches On, Part III

Louisiana White Shrimp and Butter Bean Salad

{This is a three part series. Read Part I and II of How New Orleans Marches On.}

The last supper. It was prepared by four chefs: Brian Landry from Louisiana, Wesley True from Alabama, Randy Evans from Texas and Derek Emerson from Mississippi. Before we broke bread at Borgne Restaurant, we had a round table discussion to clarify common misconceptions about Gulf seafood.  Read more

Appetizing Event: New Orleans Marches On, Part I

Shrimp Salad at the Gumbo Shop

When I think back on my trip to New Orleans, the one dish I won’t forget is Chef Susan Spicer of Bayona Restaurant’s Oyster Rockefeller with ramps. There are no pictures, because I chose to experience the moment of savoring the flavor of sweet oysters cooked with mild garlicky, fresh ramps. It was truly divine. As mentioned here, I flew to New Orleans for a two day-trip to learn how the gulf states are moving forward after an oil spill and hurricanes courtesy of The Gulf Seafood Marketing Coalition. It was a trip to learn about one of the world’s most competitive and regulated seafood industries, a bit about marine wildlife and mostly about eating abundant fresh seafood.  Read more