Culture

Caldo verde

Caldo Verde (Portuguese Green Soup)

Ingredients:4 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 onion, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 6 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 2 quarts cold water 10 ounces chorizo (or any other smocked sausage)...
Creole Pecan pie

Creole Pecan Pie

Ingredients:4 large eggs 1cup packed dark brown sugar 1cup light corn syrup 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted 1teaspoon vanilla 1tablespoon Bourbon 1cup pecan halves ½ cup coarsely chop...

The Many Traditions of Mardi Gras in Louisiana

The Many Traditions of Mardi Gras in Louisiana - Each year one of the most rambunctious events to take place in the United States is the celebration of Mardi GrasNew Orleans is often viewed as the home of M...
Constance with daughters Amoy, Ayeen and son Ian

The Dominica of my Childhood

When Hurricane Maria battered the lush, beautiful Caribbean island of Dominica on September 19th, 2017, everyone listening on the news to the strained voice of Roosevelt Skerrit, Dominica’s Prime Minister as he...

Unpacking Brexit: What comes next?

For the last two years, Brexit has been dominating the headlines. But what will the UK’s leaving the EU mean for the creole speaking islands of Mauritius, Dominica, Seychelles and St Lucia? Will it cause proble...
Turkey Strognaoff

Turkey Stroganoff

Ingredients:450 grams / (1 pound) turkey steaks 200 ml / (3/4 cup and 1 1/2 tablespoons) whipping cream 1 medium onion 3 cloves of garlic 350 grams / (12 1/3 ounces) sliced mushrooms 2 medi...
D. Joan Rhodes, 2018

The Ark of Life through the Eyes of D. Joan Rhodes

D. Joan Rhodes has pushed her life and career beyond all expectations for a black woman in America. With a successful family business under her belt, Joan continues to stride forward. After a career spanning de...