A conversation with… Xaviera Mijnhijmer

Suriname’s well-known and still our reigning pastry chef of the year! Xaviera has been with the Suriname Culinary Team since 2013. She is well-known for her Surinamese cakes, like viadu, keksi and more. Read about how she started in the article: Who’s the Chef? Xaviera Mijnhijmer. Xaviera Mijnhijmer Pastry Chef […]

Beach Picnic Fine Dining Style

A birthday girl’s wish come true. Her beach picnic concept well prepared and thought out. Concept: Gietanjali ThakoerSuppliers: Gietanjali’s Flowers | Roeli’s Lighting & Decor | Extraordinary.su Location: The Beach at the Courtyard by Marriott, Paramaribo This post will only contain picture.

A conversation with… Patrick Woei

A few years ago we started our posts on “Who’s the Chef?”. Now we are coming back with a new series: A conversation with… For our first issue, we’ll start a conversation with Patrick Woei. We interviewed him in 2014. You can read the article here. Patrick Woei Chef & […]

Try everything, keep the good: JiJi’s Way

Surinamese cuisine is often criticized, a criticism that is not entirely unjustified, for being too traditional, too conservative, too static. There is too much focus on what is well known, with little attention and even less appreciation for experimentation and innovation. However, there is now a drive for innovation and […]

Goût de/Good France 2020: 6th edition of the global event

On the initiative of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and Alain Ducasse Goût de/Good France, a huge celebration of French gastronomy in France and worldwide, is back for its sixth edition! Over the years, Goût de/Good France has become an essential gastronomic event, and 2020 is no […]

Fulfilling a wish: “He wanted that”

Surinam Airways Fête de la Cuisine: A tribute to Paul Nolet Paramaribo, May 21, 2019 – In tribute to the late Paul Nolet, co-founder of Surinam Airways Fête de la Cuisine, the seventh edition of this tasty event will be organized from  June  4 to 9. The proceeds from the amuse evening in restaurant Passie […]

JJ’s foodie Journey – January 2019

It’s a new year and it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful one. Wishing all my readers the very best in 2019. My year started out great. As you’ve read already in some of my posts, I have a boyfriend/dude/mister 😉. I’ve been a bit discreet about it, […]

Evening out: Taste of Burma 🇲🇲

On the last day of the month May, I had the Taste of Burma on my mind. Gathered a couple of girls, the group was growing and 6 confirmed of the 11 asked. Eventually, due to circumstances, 2 had to cancel at the last minute. 😔 They did miss out!

I wanted to share our well spend evening at Azteca’s Exotic Foods with you. Hope you enjoy the read, as much as we did the food. Imagine the taste if possible 😉.

Patio 83 – Soft Opening

Our two well-known chefs, Michael Hermelijn and Nicole Tong Sang, decided to put their heads together and join hands in starting their own little restaurant… Finally is the only word we can say to welcome them into the “owning-your-own” business world. It has been long waiting, and yes finally it […]

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 […]

Connected Through Variation

One of the most important philosophical questions is; how can people live together? Each individual or collectivist has his or her own thinking and therefore responds differently to this question. Nevertheless, we are all of the opinion that despite all those differences in culture or religion, mutual respect is the […]

Restaurant Week all over the Caribbean

In Suriname, we recently had our second restaurant week! Not long ago, we didn’t know much about this type of event. It was one certain person, who came from the island of Curaçao, had experienced it and wanted to organize it in our country… hence the reason why we’ve held […]

‘Fête de la Cuisine Suriname 2016’

May 31 – June 4, 2016  –  The ‘Fête de la Cuisine Suriname’, an event set up based on the example of the Culinary Festival on St Martin, is gradually becoming a concept in Suriname. The Foundation Para Parc Suriname, and in particular Jean Nolet – Pinas and Paul Nolet have been the […]

Dining out French style [Goût de France]

My first post on Goût de France was on March, 26, 2015. I was then invited, because I’m the editor-in-chief of Victuals magazine, the blogger of this page and of my position as the Secretary of the Suriname Chefs Association (SCA). His excellency, Mr. Michel Prom,  the French Ambassador,  informed the SCA […]

Tan Bun Skrati: growing and processing…

Terroir, fermenting and drying Each of the gardens gives the trees in it a specific terroir. The process to bring that out in the flavour profile of the chocolate is truly an art. It is best compared to the way small wine makers work their vines and grapes. We now […]

Goût de France au Suriname

Goût de France is celebrating the French gastronomy in various locations worldwide on March 21st this year! More than 1700 chefs in over 5 continents will participate in the Goût de France/ Good France. Just a little history: For you who first heard of Goût de France recently, here is […]

So You Think You Can Cook?! 2015 – the results –

Finale So You Think You Can Cook?!: Game, set and match YUM WORST The successful series of culinary events So You Think You Can Cook ?! (SYTYCC) last Sunday ended with a thrilling finale, in which four teams have done their utmost and the already rich Surinamese kitchen was enriched […]

Wippy Strei Bori Soup Edition, eerste pindasoepwedstrijd in Su!

This article is in Dutch: Zaterdag 14 november wordt door Handelsmaatschappij L. Willemsberg N.V, in nauwe samenwerking met Fernandes Agenturen, de allereerste pindasoepwedstrijd in Suriname georganiseerd. Handelsmaatschappij L. Willemsberg N.V is de producent van Wippy pindakaas, de enige commerciële, in Suriname geproduceerde pindakaas en een begrip in elk Surinaams huishouden. […]

Meet the Suriname Culinary Team 2015!

The Suriname Culinary Team 2015! Last April they competed and won to make it to the team. In the months after that, they supported the Suriname Culinary Team 2014 in their fundraising dinners and also showed some of their skills during the last Moksi Alesi Strey and De Surinaamsche Bank […]

Who’s the Chef? – Floris van Noort – His point of view about the Surinamese HORECA life

Floris van Noort was born in Limburg, The Netherlands. He started working in the kitchen in his rebellion years, where his then kitchen thought learn him the ropes and how to love the ways of the kitchen. That was the moment his work became his passion.After five years in St. Maarten, I at […]

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 […]

Raising funds for the Suriname Culinary Team to Participate at the Taste of the Caribbean 2014

 On Tuesday, 14th, the Suriname Chefs Association organised the first Fundraising Dinner for 2014, prepared by the Suriname Culinary Team. This year the name for “tastings”, what they were known for last year, changed into Fundraising Dinner. The name was chosen because they are not exactly tastings. They are fundraising dinners; to […]