Food & Cuisine

Coffee

The Birth of Coffee

Coffee was first unearthed in the highlands of Ethiopia in the 9th century by a shepherd named Kaldi. When Kaldi realized that his goats showed increased signs of energy after consuming the berries from what is...
cocktails

History of the Cocktail

The historical journey of the cocktail begins with the mixing of wine with water and spices, a practice that predates the Roman Empire. Next, the distillation of alcohol was developed in the 2nd Century A.D. an...
coconut

The History and Health Benefits of The Coconut

Coconuts are not, in fact, nuts. They’re “drupes.” Biologically and evolutionarily, they’re more closely related to peaches, plums, and cherries--fruits with fleshy exteriors and seed-housing central cavities--...
ice coffe and jelly

Easy Coffee Shake Recipes to Make at Home

If you find delight in frozen mochas, frappes and other delicious coffee concoctions, then coffee shake recipes will provide just the drink to shake up your home blender. With the following recipes, you’ll disc...
Tea Pot

Starting your Journey as a Tea Connoisseur

If you enjoy tea, and you’d like to learn more about the different types, and different countries of origin that might suit your palate, then learning a little more about tea production should set you on your w...
coffee beans

History of the Coffee Bean

With over 5,000 years of documented human history, it’s hard to imagine that coffee was only cultivated and used in remote parts of the world until about 400 years ago.  It’s even more impressive when you stop ...
Barbeque

Barbeque is older than America itself

Barbeque is older than America itself-even Washington wrote about attending a barbecue just before the Revolution.  This early barbeque took place in Virginia, and it is in the South, flowing from Maryland down...
Kebab

The History of the Shami Kebab and the Toothless Nawab

With its different regions, each with their own local specialities, cooking styles and ingredients, India truly is a food lover’s paradise. There is much more to Indian food than the generic ‘curry’, and the co...
Seychelles Fish Curry

Seychelles Fish Curry

Ingredients For the massalé2 tbsp coriander seeds 2 tsp cumin seeds 2 tsp black peppercorns 1 tsp cardamom pods 1 tsp cloves small piece of cinnamon 1 tsp ground chilli 1 tsp grated nutmeg ...

Spicy Creole Octopus Curry

Ingredients1 large octopus (not calamari!) 1 litre coconut milk 1 tsp crushed ginger 1 tsp crushed garlic 1tbs tomato paste 1 lemon 1 large red onion (roughly chopped) 1 medium ripe tomato (r...
Brèmes Créoles - Creole Eggplant

Brèmes Créoles – Creole Eggplant

This recipe is a Creole adaptation of an old-world favourite: L' Aubergine à la Sauce Grecque. Eggplant is a wonderful fruit, used frequently in Creole cooking. This unique food originates from West Africa. The...
Russian Cake, known as Creole Trifle

Russian Cake – Creole Trifle

According to legend, Russian Cake, known as Creole Trifle, dates back to 1872, when the Russian Grand Duke Alexis Alexandrovich Romanov visited New Orleans for Mardi Gras (the song “If I Ever Cease to Love” was...
creamed spinach

Creamed Spinach

Prep: <10 minutes   Cooking time: 15 minutes Serves: 1-2 What you will need750 gm spinach blanched 1/2" fresh ginger 1 green chilli 1 tbs oil and a large knob of butter. 1 tbs of flour 1 and ...