Category: Cooking with Chef Sian

Cooking with Chef Sian: Pot Water, Is it a Jamaican Ting?

Is pot water a Jamaican ting? That is the question I found myself pondering last week, as a sipped on a cup of hot pot water. For as long as I can remember I have watched my grandmother and just about every ‘older’ Jamaican woman, and some men too, I know sip on the water […]

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Green Bananas, A Favorite Caribbean Staple

Bananas have the distinction of being both a fruit and a vegetable. Green bananas are considered a vegetable. In Caribbean cuisine green bananas are used to make a variety of dishes including salads, pies, porridge, and dumpling. They can also be ground into flour. Or you can simply boil and eat them as is. Boiled green bananas are […]

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Cooking with Chef Sian: Taste of the Caribbean 2016

Last week I dolled up myself, just a little and strutted over to the Hyatt Regency in downtown Miami. It was time for the Taste of the Caribbean 2016.  Hosted by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourist Association. Taste of the Caribbean (TOC)  is a 4- day long showcase of Caribbean food and drink put on by […]

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Cooking with Chef Sian: Breadfruit, the Superfood

Is breadfruit a superfood? What exactly is a ‘superfood’ and is breadfruit a superfood? Well. Let’s take a closer look at this perfect(ly) delicious, totally healthy, specimen called Breadfruit? Breadfruit can be cooked and eaten at all stages of growth; from small and immature, when it is similar to artichoke hearts; to starchy mature; to […]

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