Caribbean Culinary Bites: August 2020

U.S. PORK MARKET TRENDS Pork production has fully rebounded following COVID-19 disruptions in April/May. Production was up 8.7% for Q1 but down 13% for April & May, and higher yr-over-yr each wk since 1st wk of June, bringing the yr-to-date total up 2.7%. USDA’s Aug forecast is a 2.6% increase […]

Even better at cooking: The Essentials – Pots and Pans

I usually just write about my own experiences, in the culinary world and traveling. I post recipes from my friends, family and myself, but also from others… whenever I love a dish, the recipe usually is shared here. And my travel experiences, of course. I’ve come up with the idea […]

Will you marry me? Yes, I will!

Will you marry me? Yes, I will!

Great! Now I got your attention. lol

There is magic in that moment and the mind immediately wanders to a magical isle and, seemingly out of nowhere, appear visions of a ceremony in an intimate setting, surrounded by loved ones and in an ambiance created just for you. Voila, you are in Curaçao.

A Foodie’s Idea for Valentine’s Day

Even though Valentine’s Day is almost over, I still wanted to share this with you. If you have a foodie in your life, Valentine’s Day can be extra special! Here are some wonderful ideas to enjoy the day together. Either you prepare it for them, or they’ll do it for […]

Know Your Ingredients – Butter

Butter Pronounce it: butt-err Good to know your ingredients! Always research and know what you eat. Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an emulsion. It doesn’t sound very enticing but the flavor of butter is hard to beat. Butter can be bought […]

Our Second Award: The Liebster Award 2017

We’ve been nominated for our second award! First of all, we would like to thank Dawnmarie from Enjoying The Days for nominating our blog for this loving award. This is a beautiful way of making our efforts feel special. We can only hope that our audience loves us even more, now […]

Sanuk – Fun is a way of life

SANUK… a new concept Courtyard by Marriott Paramaribo introduced on Tuesday, September 12. Fun is a way of life – The title says it already. The word “Sanuk” (สนุก pronounced sanook as in “look”) in the Thai language, means to have a good time, to have fun, to enjoy oneself […]

Our First Award and the Nominees!

  Hello Hellooo…!!! We received our first award and it feels so great to know that we’ve been recognized for what we do! It’s a beautiful surprise and it really made our day even more amazing. We are very grateful to Maninder Kaur, from My foot prints around the Globe, for nominating […]

Willi Burger – Toko Willi Wood

Last Saturday, April 8, Curaçao launched a new delicacy, namely “WILLI BURGER” in the presence of Minister Goeloe of Economic Affairs, Mr. Steven Martina, Eugene Rhuggenaath and Zita Leito. Their own local reporter Dwight Rudolphina was the MC of the evening. This burger, made from Goat meat, has a short […]

Home Cooking: Witlof and broccoli – a Dutch oven dish

I was in the mood again to cook me something odd and foreign to my country. I don’t know if you’ve know it yet, but Suriname was a colony from the Netherlands. Therefore some of the dishes we know come from that country, but still not a lot of our […]

Press Trip #Sureporters Curaçao – day One (September 3rd) – Arrival

Every year during the first weekend of September, the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) invites a group of journalist from abroad, to report about one of their events on the island. That event is the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival (CNSJF), and was this year held on September 3rd till 5th. The Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival is […]

Special order: Japanese Cheesecake

So… I had a craving for cheesecake for at least a week!  Especially as my Bajan Foodie friend has posted a lovely review about Cooke’s Finest Mystery Cheesecake, about a week ago. I didn’t want the normal cheesecake everyone knows here in Suriname. So I asked a friend to make […]

Suriname’s first Vodka – Voltz!

The Suriname Alcoholic Beverages NV (SAB) held their launch party of Suriname’s first Vodka – VOLTZ, on Friday, December 6th, in Asia de Su. Several guest were invited, such as retailers, hospitality entrepreneurs, media friends and of course friends and family (18+). “I am very pleased with the turnout. We’ve entertained our […]

Krasnapolsky Star Dinner – Sharing Passion – Wan Pipel

On Saturday evening Victuals’ art director and I went to the krasnapolsky star dinner.  We will try not use many words to subscribe how good the food was and how splendid the evening went. But please keep in mind that when we start writing we can’t stop and that means […]

Victuals Magazine’s new edition is Out!!!

The new edition of Victuals is now in stores in Suriname. The plan was to issue this edition in 2013, but due to promoting of the Suriname Culinary Team, it was decided to present the magazine in 2014. Victuals first came out in February 2012. That year they had three […]

Who’s the Chef? – Stephanie E. Loor

  Who:             Stephanie E. Loor Age:               26 Where did you learn how to cook? Like many others, I learned to cook from my grandparents and my parents. Being a curious person, I would always sit on the counter top when my grandfather was cooking. He encouraged me to […]

A Curacao visit and Keshi Yena – local dish –

We have had the pleasure of visiting the Dutch Caribbean Island of Curacao invited by the Curacao Tourist Board. One of our stops, and of course a tour throughout the place, was at the Avila Hotel.  We also had the pleasure of trying the typical local dish, “Keshi Yená”. And of course we will share the […]