Seems like itâ€™s excellent good meals that gets me blogging nowadays. Iâ€™m in Tobago for the Blue Food Festival (Sunday October 19), as I have been for four of the last five years. Itâ€™s always worth the trip. Every year, Iâ€™m blown away by how much more inventive people who are undeniably classifiable as â€śvillage cooksâ€ť have become in just 12 months. Over the last five years, Iâ€™ve watched â€“ and tasted â€“ the dishes grow from dasheen ice cream to dasheen lasagna, dasheen kurmah, dasheen everything-you-can-think-ofâ€¦. And, every year, theyâ€™ve thought of more!
But, quite apart from the inventiveness of the dishes at the BFF itself, the meal I have the night before it has been a source of real delight. Three years on, I still think fondly, like a woman I met at a ski lodge, about the local pork bellies