Seems like it’s excellent good meals that gets me blogging nowadays. I’m in Tobago for the Blue Food Festival (Sunday October 19), as I have been for four of the last five years. It’s always worth the trip. Every year, I’m blown away by how much more inventive people who are undeniably classifiable as “village cooks” have become in just 12 months. Over the last five years, I’ve watched – and tasted – the dishes grow from dasheen ice cream to dasheen lasagna, dasheen kurmah, dasheen everything-you-can-think-of…. And, every year, they’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