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Feasting, Fetes and Parang– Christmas in Trinidad

TriniChow Editor:

Great post (with tons of pics) on Trinidad’s food from Spicebox Travels!

Originally posted on spicebox travels:

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I can’t believe that just a few days ago, this was my view.  All that talk about sorrel a few posts back was not wishful fantasizing, it was in preparation for our Christmas trip to Trinidad.  It was a wonderful trip home for my husband, who hadn’t been home for more than a decade, and the first trip ever for our kids.  It was also a chance to reunite with family and friends– my mother-in-law and brothers-in-law all made the trip from New York to stay with my sister-in-law and brother-in-law in San Fernando, in the South of Trinidad.

It was also a different kind of homecoming for me.  In the rare moments of pause between endless feasting, people fiercely debated the best place to buy doubles, and the right way to make pastelles or pelau.  We sampled at least 5 different homemade black cakes.  I realized– I was…

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