Zakopane: Oscypek Cheese

The breathtaking city of Zakopane. A 1.30 hours drive from Krakow is Zakopane and sure to be a beautiful ride. Nature get ready, here we come, nothing beats leaving the bustle of the city and getting back in tune with nature. To our luck, the first snowfall of the year […]

Restaurant Wierzynek

Restaurant Wierzynek, located in the heart of old town Krakow, came highly recommend and not to be missed. Our last evening in Krakow, celebrating our lives intertwining together, why not eat at were a dear friend of mine had her magical wedding. A very unique restaurant, dating back to 1364, […]

Offerings and Blessings

A few weeks ago, my colleague’s mother held a “Puja”. This one was held for the Goddess Durga. Durga (Sanskrit: दुर्गा, IAST: Durgā), is identified as the principal Hindu goddess of war, strength, and protection. The legend centers around combating evils and demonic forces that threaten peace, prosperity, and Dharma […]

Passion for Passie

A dear friend of mine has this passion for a restaurant called Passie Food and Wines 🍷, and for her 30th birthday, she invited a few friends to enjoy her passion along with her. I am honored to be among those few. Passie, Food and Wines is also one of […]

JJ’s foodie journey 2020

It has been a while since I’ve shared my foodie journeys! Each picture has a story, and I promise to try and share a little of each period they’ve been made. So here’s the journey I’ve made during these pandemic months. Beef in red wine sauce So I think that […]

Resto & Winebar Folga in Krakow

Resto & Winerbar Folga Dinner at Resto & Winebar Folga in Krakow for tonight’s dinner. After an extensive day of discovering old town Krakow, visiting the Wieliczka Salt Mines, a tour through the impactful Auschwitz, walking through Rynek Gtowny (Main Square with a market in the main), beautiful churches as […]

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.

Trinidad 🇹🇹 – worth a few days

If you’ve got the opportunity to travel for a few days… Trinidad is an option you should consider.  The island of Trinidad is known for having 2 cultures that are ruling, the Creol and the Indians. Even though you’ve got both their cuisine isn’t only Creole or Indian, but it’s […]

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 & […]

Pumpkin Spice Latte: Recipe of the week!

Our recipe of the week is Pumpkin Spice Latte. A favorite of many once the fall shows itself as the leaves turn color. Easy to make and delicious. Forget Starbucks, you got this on your own! Easy to make and with most ingredients you have at home and only takes […]

Destination Krakow, Poland: Polish Cuisine.

Our destination this week Krakow, Poland meaning: hello Polish Cuisine! This being a first-time visit for me, and I can tell you I had no idea what to expect and let myself be surprised by what the city of Krakow has to offer. A catholic city with many beautiful churches; […]

Melanzane lasagna: Recipe of the week!

Melanzane lasagna is the recipe of the week. What more could you ask for eggplant lovers? This is a dish I love to make myself and find myself ordering when eating Italian and is also a tasteful vegetarian dish. This week’s melanzane lasagna is easy to make and delicious as […]

Local Dealer: Not your usual dealer…

When one can’t go to Mexico during this pandemic, the next best thing I have found in Amsterdam at the “Local Dealer”. Upon advice, we headed to the Local Dealer to satisfy our Mexican food cravings, and we were everything but disappointed. Local dealer is located at the Dapperplein in […]

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 […]

Curaçao Hotel Updates: Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort

Last month we wrote the first update, the hotel where the King and Queen of the Netherlands reside when on the island, you can read it here. In short, this post is about the second Curaçao Hotel Update: Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort where the ultimate in […]

Next stop: Coquille Seafood Restaurant in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki meaning “victory of the Thessalians”: the second largest city of Greece, over 1 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area, a city I knew nothing about until I got whisked away and exposed all the country has to offer. Yes, I got whisked away, I can finally for once utter […]

Restrictions lifted: My first stop: Sagardi.

This past month the restrictions have been lifted in some countries somewhat and our lives are slowly picking up again and creating what will be our new norm and way of living. All around me, people in The Netherlands, are embracing their new freedom. I think that best part, besides […]

Curaçao Hotel Updates: Avila Beach Hotel

Avila Beach Hotel has new and improved post-COVID-19 menus & enlarges its beach area. It’s Schooner Bar & Terrace has a new and improved menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner starting at $ 15 per person. Schooner Bar & terrace also has a new logo and website They have also […]

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 […]

Foodie moments… June 2019

Here’s the menu: Michelin Chef’s Menu Starter: Codfish | Eel | Kohlrabi | hoisin Main course: Lamb fillet with lamb neck lamb sweetbreads | Pommes paolo | peas tapenade | candied carrots | thyme gravy Dessert: Cremeux of “candies” | green curry | strawberry | tandoori oil

Even better at cooking: The basic pan set and special pans

A good pan is an investment for life. Rather buy a few expensive high-quality pans than a complete collection that warps, burns or loses the protective coating after a few years. what do you need at least? Frying Pan – 24 cm & 28 cm Saucepan – 18 cm & […]

Quarantine & recreating mom’s salmon dish.

Quarantined… never did we think that this would be a situation that so impacted our daily lives. Readers I hope you are all safe and healthy. I can’t even count what day or week we are in, what I am wondering is has this time brought out your inner chef […]

Fine dining versus Surinamese cuisine

Have you ever heard of fine dining? Restaurants can be categorized into categories where fine dining is the most luxurious category par excellence. As the name suggests, this is more expensive restaurants, with a refined menu and excellent service. Fine dining is usually something that is only done on special […]

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 […]

Easter Lunch during lockdown

It is during these times that food has become more and more the center of our universe. Even now during Easter, while celebrating the rising of Jesus, we come together and eat. In one of my posts I stated that we are in lockdown because of this virus torturing our […]

Baking: French Pastry Class

Funny… I’ve lived in France 🇫🇷 and always loved their bread and pastry, but never thought of trying to make any of theirs myself. Funny part… It would have been better to learn it from the natives ☝️. But I didn’t, I registered for a class in my own country, […]

Good France/ Goût de France event Postponed

In this troubled period that we are going through, the Good France event, scheduled to take place on April 16, will be postponed to October 2020 in France and abroad. The precise date of the celebration of the 6th edition of Good France will be communicated later. The organization wishes […]

My 6 day trip to Europe

The Netherlands The surprise First off I wanted to surprise my brother. It was his and his girlfriend’s gender reveal party. No, not a party… But a small gathering where they would reveal what the gender of the baby will be. Now mind you, I did not tell them I […]

Scuba Lodge

SCUBA LODGE Boutique Hotel Curaçao This boutique hotel is located right next to the ocean and within walking distance to many tourist attractions including the Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge and the floating market. The rooms and apartments have been restored and renovated without compromising its unique heritage and charm. Scuba Lodge also features […]

Hands down the best Black bean Eggplant and steamed fish

The Asian kitchen has always been a weakness of mine, the different flavors and tastes just get me every time: from their fried rice, Chinese vegetable variations, dim sum, fish, oysters – I could go on and on. With that being said I have to share one of my favorite […]

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.

Let's get it snapping… Red Snapper.🐟🔴

Food /fuːd/ noun1. any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink or that plants absorb in order to maintain life and growth. Food plays such an important role in our lives, logically otherwise we cease to exist. To me food feeds not only the soul, it is love. […]

February 14 plans?

No plans yet for Valentine’s Day? Well here are some ideas, menus and restaurants! Passie Food and Wine ❤️ VALENTINE AT PASSIE ❤️ Surprise your loved one with a wonderfully romantic 4-course Valentine menu at Passie! During your dinner you will hear the romantic live music of Humphrey and Friends. […]

Our First Vacation Destination: Aruba 🇦🇼 part 2

As promised, here’s the second part of our trip. Enjoy! 🙂 Day 6 Snorkeling somewhere Okay okay… more water more fun! But first, we had to grab some lunch… Dushi Bagels and Burgers YUM! After a great lunch moment, we went about it… shooting some pictures at the “I ♥️ […]

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 […]

Our First Vacation Destination: Aruba 🇦🇼 part 1

🙌 Whoop whoop 🙌 Our first vacation together as a family! Snapping pictures… AUA here we come! ••• Safe travels ••• Vacation starts here We had a good flight ✈️… arrived safe and now waiting on our luggage 🧳 so we can pick up our car 🚘. Our first day […]

JJ’s foodie journey – April 2019

Every month I save and collect pictures from some or all places I’ve eaten or just the homemade meals that I’ve had in front of me. But… life happens and sometimes just don’t have all the time to write up amazing short notes. So this post and the next one, […]

Refined Dining: Quality and Style

l’Hermitage – the facts l’Hermitage is a high-end restaurant that is specialized in fine dining. In their own words: Refined Dining. Their dishes are at a particularly high level when it comes to taste, presentation and the quality of the ingredients. In addition, we offer special and hard-to-obtain products in […]

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 – March 2019

Every month a journey… A food journey! That’s what it’s all about. I am late! OMG I am late. Have you ever noticed that sometimes you don’t even notice how time flies? You’re thinking: “I’m going to publish my post at the beginning of each month” and by the time […]

Mommy G’s Nourishment Adventures: chapter 1

Hi hi all!  My name is Gabriella N. C. van Axel Dongen – Hewitt. I’m the mommy of one (1) adorable little girl. Her name is Athalia. I’ve been asked to write about my nourishment adventures as a first time mom and how I’ve been cooping with it. 😝  Here’s […]

Curaçao Culinair: THE party of the year for foodies!

The culinary delights of Curaçao, all gathered at one location. Curaçao Culinair is celebrating its fourth edition on April 5th and 6th and has become a permanent and not to be missed – event on the Curaçao calendar! On the grounds of Landhuis Chobolobo the best restaurants of Curaçao present […]

Sunday – Healthy Food Tip #07

Base your meals on starchy carbohydrates Starchy carbohydrates should make up just over one third of the food you eat. They include potatoes, bread, rice, pasta and cereals. Choose wholegrain varieties (or eat potatoes with their skins on) when you can: they contain more fibre, and can help you feel […]

Curaçao Vegfest 2019

Vegan Curaçao – Organizes 7 April Vegfest 2019 at Kura Di Arte Willemstad – Sunday 7 April 2019 the 11th event of Vegan Curaçao takes place. This time it will take place for the first time in Kura Di Arte. There are several large and small entrepreneurs present who will […]

JJ’s foodie journey – February 2019

These journeys have become a part of a routine. I’m being honest, and I’m still trying to get this all together within a certain time frame, and having a full time job that has nothing to do with food. lol I hope you enjoy this month’s journey! Ferbuary 1 I’ve […]

Good to know your ingredients: Zest

Good to know your ingredients! Always research and know what you eat. ———- Zest Pronounce it: ze-st Zest is a verb, ‘to zest’, and also word used to describe the outermost skin layer of citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, and limes. The coloured part of the skin contains natural […]

Sunday – Healthy Food Tips #06

Eat lots of fruit and veggies It’s recommended that we eat at least five portions of a variety of fruit and veg every day. It’s easier than it sounds. Why not chop a banana over your breakfast cereal, or swap your usual mid-morning snack for a piece of fresh fruit? […]

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 […]

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, […]

JJ’s Foodie Journey – August till December 2018

First, of, I’d like to apologize for not writing as much the last few months of 2018. It’s been pretty hectic, but a good few months. Sometimes life happens and you get caught up in sooo many things all at once. It’s not that I don’t value my time writing, but […]

JJ’s Foodie Journey – July 2018

I really do appreciate that all of you are reading my journeys each month. It’s always a pleasure to look back and see what I’ve eaten; and where I’ve gone to do so. This month I’ve done or eaten more home cooked meals, than the months before. I’m starting off […]

Sunday – Healthy Food Tips #05

Practical tips that cover the basics of healthy eating, and can help you make healthier choices. -Eat less salt – no more than 6g a day for adults- Eating too much salt can raise your blood pressure. People with high blood pressure are more likely to develop heart disease or have […]

JJ’s foodie journey – June 2018

Last month I started to log my foodie journey and I’d love to share it with you each and every month. This month I share with you a little more than I did before. Mind you, I did eat more, I just forgot to take a picture. The reason, I […]

Sunday – Healthy Food Tips #04

Practical tips that cover the basics of healthy eating, and can help you make healthier choices. -Cut down on saturated fat and sugar- Saturated fat in our diet We all need some fat in our diet, but it’s important to pay attention to the amount and type of fat we’re eating. […]

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 😉.

JJ’s foodie journey – May 2018

It has been a while since I cooked me up a meal or two at home. I’ve been so busy lately that cooking was not on my priority list. But starting May this year, I’ve decided to “challenge” myself to a new lifestyle that includes home cooking, gym life, more […]

Third Award! ~ Sunshine Blogger ~

My dearest and loyal readers, It has been awhile since I updated my blog. The first quarter of the year past by so fast, I didn’t even notice until today that we are already in the month May! And a friend, Jean-Luc reminded me it is #MagicMay, so I’ll better get to […]

Sunday – Healthy Food Tips #03

Practical tips that cover the basics of healthy eating, and can help you make healthier choices. -Eat more fish – including a portion of oily fish- Fish is a good source of protein and contains many vitamins and minerals. Aim to eat at least two portions of fish a week, […]

Know Your Ingredients – Garlic

Garlic Pronounce it: gar-lik Good to know your ingredients! Always research and know what you eat. Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most indispensable ingredients around and plays a central role in Mediterranean and Asian cookery. A […]

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 […]

Sunday – Healthy Food Tips  #02

Practical tips that cover the basics of healthy eating, and can help you make healthier choices. -Eat lots of fruit and veg- It’s recommended that we eat at least five portions of a variety of fruit and veg every day. It’s easier than it sounds. Why not chop a banana […]

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 […]

Sunday – Healthy Food Tips #01

Practical tips that cover the basics of healthy eating, and can help you make healthier choices. -Base your meals on starchy carbohydrates- Starchy carbohydrates should make up just over one-third of the food you eat. They include potatoes, bread, rice, pasta, and cereals. Choose wholegrain varieties (or eat potatoes with […]

Turkey. Cranberry Sauce. Sweet Potato Pie.

What does Thanksgiving dinner look like at your house? Last year was my first time celebrating Thanksgiving. I never used to travel during that period of time. I always wanted to go and see what “Black Friday” was all about, but never went. So last year, after finding a super […]

Nishi’s Summer Menu

Forks, Knives, Action! Dear Foodies, I know it has been a while since I wrote a full review, but things have been a little crazy. If you were following my IG page (@thebajanfoodie) and Facebook page, you would have been getting some great food pics and event updates. Don’t worry […]

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 […]

Surinamese Brewery brings fresh refreshing beer to the market

Published in Dutch online on The West, September 21, 2017 On September 20th, the launch of SOL cerveza, took place in the SOL pop-up bar right next to Bar Zuid. This Mexican beer has recently been in the shop and at nightlife. The cozy evening for invited guests was held at […]

Corks & Forks 2017 – The Sixth Edition

Landgoed Brakkeput May May and Licores Maduro proudly present the 6th edition of “Corks & Forks”. The cozy culinary event for the lover of wine and tasty snacks in Curaçao🇨🇼. During Corks & Forks, visitors spend one evening the culinary world with a delicious glass of wine in the hand, […]

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 […]

Vlog #01 – our first

Traveling experiences to Curaçao in April 2017.   You have seen our posts about Restaurant de Gouverneur and Oporto restaurant, right? If not, click on the name and read it 😉. Here our first “Vlog”!  What’s a vlog? A little more explaining needed?   A vlog (or video blog) is […]

Exploring Curaçao restaurants: Oporto Restaurant

Oporto Restaurant the second on my list of eight restaurants we visited! Oporto is a striking wooden structure on the banks of the Waaigat, an inland lagoon in the historic city center of Willemstad. The perfect combination: a marvelous sight and a taste of Curacao best ribs or our international cuisine! After […]

Etiquette: Table manners & Dresscode

Table Manners & Dress code There are many written and unwritten rules on being polite which confront us daily: etiquette. In the previous article, we talked about table manners and how to use cutlery correctly. In this issue, our focus is on table dressing. On special occasions, we like to […]

Lunch at A La John

It has been a while since I’ve really enjoyed a meal that’s not totally heavy in your stomach, but will still your hunger for sure. Starting with choosing between fresh juices or smoothies… the pommerak smoothie was the best choice for me, but it was a “challenge” to choose from […]

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 […]

Exploring Curaçao restaurants: Gouverneur de Rouville

Restaurant & Café Gouverneur de Rouville, the first on my list of eight restaurants we visited! Restaurant & Café Gouverneur de Rouville is better known as De Gouverneur by the locals and also by the once that visit the island often. De Gouverneur is located in Otrobanda with a beautiful view […]

Coffee Kalhua

Ingredients: 1 cup strong coffee 25ml chocolate syrup 1 shot baileys whipped cream cinnamon powder   Preparation: Pour the chocolate syrup in a glass of coffee, throw over the back of the baileys. Pour the bai­leys coffee quietly. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle on some cinnamon powder. Serve with […]

Curaçao – the C of the ABC islands 

If you haven’t heard of Curaçao, I think you might be living under a rock… 🙈 no offense… This little island 🌴 is making itself known for sure. Curaçao is part of the Netherlands Antilles, the C of the ABC islands of the Caribbean. An island with a familiar feeling […]

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 […]

Bajan Easter

Barbadians, more commonly known as “Bajans” do tend to enjoy their food more than most. Indeed, the late Bajan foodie, Carmeta Fraser, was very fond of saying “Food comes First”. So amidst the kite flying, early morning church going of Easter and other traditional Easter past-times, food is heartily enjoyed […]

Ohana Sushi 🍣  Doral

A few days ago I was still in Miami and craving for food… as I always am. 🙈🙂 It’s like I can never  stop eating, but I must confess that I haven’t really eaten well this last week. I would order food, eat half or less and would either leave […]

7 Days of Chefs – Menu Tasting

On Wednesday, March 22nd, the Courtyard by Marriott held the tasting of the menus of 7 days of Chefs! What is the 7 days of Chefs? The 7 Days of Chefs is a culinary concepts featuring 7 chefs from the team of Flavors Restaurant at the Courtyard by Marriott Paramaribo. […]

Customer service and Communication

Customer service is a requirement if you work in the hospitality industry. Except for food, people go out for the atmosphere at a particular restaurant or terrace. In Suriname, however, often you will get the feeling that you are there for the pleasure of the staff if you eat rather […]

The origin of… Pom

Pom is a popular Surinamese-Jewish dish. What roti is to the Hindustani, pom is to the Creole. Pom is made from the root (tubers) of the Tayer plant, which grows in the interior of Suriname. Locals call it the pongtaya or pomtayer, named after the prepared dish, Pom. You can […]

Shrimp Cocktail

Ingredients: Homemade cocktail sauce: Mayonnaise, Ketchup, salt and pepper 5XL Shrimps, cooked, chilled, peeled, tail-on 2 slices lemons Salad (cut into thin ribbons) Preparation In a small bowl combine Ketchup, mayonnaise, salt and black pepper together. Can be prepared in advance, refrigerate to develop flavors until ready to use. Mix […]

Which Wine to use with which Dish?

Which wine should you choose for a dish or starter? A dinner or a nice meal and alcohol go hand in hand. The right wine with dinner is a matter of taste. There are rules (wine etiquette) for sequence alignment and the dish. A spicy dish a spicy wine, a […]

Facets of a Menu

We all have dinner outside. This can quickly be something from the Chinese or warung. But even if we have something to celebrate. In such cases, we usually feel loose and we reserve in a fancy restaurant. Suriname is internationally known for its good food. Most tourists give considerable credit […]

Traveling Experiences: Part 2 – Vegas baby!

Vegas baby! We arrived! After picking up our luggage at baggage claim, we hailed a cab and went straight to our hotel:  Treasure Island. I must say that I found a good deal when I booked this and that for three rooms! My mom hadn’t seen my brother for two […]

Travel Experiences: Part 1!

It was my first time traveling to Las Vegas! So I was really excited 😊.  Our trip: Paramaribo-Miami-Las Vegas!!! We planned to go to the Netherlands at first, but our mother changed her mind and wanted to spend her 60th birthday in Las Vegas! So… that’s where we went. Anything for […]

Blogging

Every once in awhile I think of how I became a blogger… At first I didn’t even know how to start blogging. I just wanted to write my stories and share my pictures. I started taking pictures and sharing them on my Facebook wall, always adding a short sentence or story […]

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 […]

Me, myself and… Food?

As a young girl, I never really had problems with my weight. I was born weighing 2430 grams and I was at my chubbiest at age 2, weighing about 12 kg. From a very young age, I developed a love for food. My mother could not enjoy a meal, without me grabbing […]

Another Gold medal for Surinamese Rum

-Repost from Starnieuws.com– Another Gold medal for Surinamese Rum! This proves that our own Borgoe rum is counted as one of the best aged rums in the world – says the SAB. Borgoe 8 Year Old is the first and the only Surinamese rum, that can exclusively propagate with Authentic Caribbean […]

Flavors of Curacao 2016

Bigger and Tastier On October 28th and 29th, Curaçao Hospitality and Tourism Association (CHATA) will organize the second edition of the island’s largest culinary festival, Flavors of Curaçao. This event will be held at Piscadera Village. Last year’s event attracted more than 1600 visitors, they enjoyed creative and delicious culinary […]

Xquisit – Worth the visit

 -A repost from The Taster- Xquisit…the name gives off a modern twist to the word exquisite, which can be perceived both as playful as innovative. And whenever I see an X in a name, I also seem to have an idea that it’s something special.So on our 2nd day in […]

Curacao Culinair: April, 8 & 9, 2016

Curacao Culinair 2016 is the first of many to come. This event is planned and organised by 3 lovely ladies from the Netherlands, who actually started first with MM Culinair. MM Culinair is a collaboration of two companies, Beau Business and Klik Company, both located in the Netherlands. Curacao Culinary is a culinary […]

‘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 […]

Going Caribbean: Who is Mr. Mix Bahamas?

After having heard of some of our own in the culinary field, we are going abroad to interview some of our friends! We will start with Caribbean’s Bartender/Mixologist of the Year 2015! He won Taste of the Caribbean 2015: Bartender of the Year and is now going Global! Marvelous “Marv” Cunningham […]

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 […]

“A Healthier New Me”

Love Your Body (LYB) – juices & smoothies gives you fresh fruit and green juices in Suriname! Their mission is to create a healthy new YOU! The juices and smoothies are 100% raw and most of the time biological. It is the beginning of a new lifestyle with body cleansers, […]

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 […]

The Search of the Orange Gem

Hey all, I hope your food adventures have been going great in 2016. My food expeditions so far have been quite awesome. Last weekend saw me linking up with a cool Causal Dining group – “Dinner withG” at a hidden gem in Speightstown name The Orange street Grocer. The name […]

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. […]

Home Cooking: Shrimp Pasta

I was in the mood again to cook! As you might’ve noticed I don’t cook very often. But I do like to do a little somethin’ somethin’ once in awhile. A simple dish, made so often by anyone. Shrimp and broccoli spaghetti! Yum yum!!! The shrimp I marinated with salt […]

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 […]

Curacao North Sea Jazz 2015!

Curaçao North Sea Jazz festival (CNSJ) is one of the most exciting programs sponsored by the Fundashon Bon Intenshon that ties in perfectly with its objectives. The international level of the festival and all of its top-shelf artists attract tens of thousands of visitors to the island, annually. The beautiful […]

Lunch at Avila Beach Hotel Curaçao

March 2014, I wrote a blog about Avila’s delicious Keshi Yena. This year, I’m glad to say that we have gone back to visit Avila Beach Hotel and had again the pleasure of eating this delicious dish. Together with the Surinamese Press, I joined the rest of the press from all […]

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

Yes! Dinner at ACOYA Curaçao!!! This day couldn’t get any better… After lunch we all had a little nap.  Every meal starts with a drink! I ordered a Mojito! During the Curaçao North Sea Jazz period it is time for mojito’s. Hence the reason I started with one early that evening. Mojito! Can’t […]

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 […]

Sharing the Passion: Krasnapolsky Star Dinner 2015

Hotel Krasnapolsky is culinary  upside down on 26 and June 27! Hotel Krasnapolsky is organizing for the fifth time the Krasnapolsky Star Dinner (KSD) this weekend. The event guarantees an unforgettable evening at the international level including live plating, good entertainment and socializing.    It introduces a new concept, named Culinary Friday. On […]

Results Suriname Culinary Team at the Taste of the Caribbean 2015

The Results The Suriname Chefs Association is very proud to present you with the results of The Suriname Culinary Team from participating at the Taste of the Caribbean 2015 in Miami! Bronze Individual Beef & Seafood Competition – Lorenzo Harper Honorary Mention Individual Cheese Cake Competition – Xaviera Mijnhijmer  Honorary Mention Pastry Chef of […]

Bahamas, Puerto Rico Top Taste of the Caribbean Competition

Repost from Caribbean Journal: Bahamas, Puerto Rico Top Taste of the Caribbean Competition Above: the Bahamas team celebrates their victory The Taste of the Caribbean culinary competition brought together some of the region’s top chefs at the Hyatt Regency Miami last weekend (June, 12 – 14). The competition, presented by the […]

New species of Frog named after Puro Coffee

Turnhout, 18 June 2015 Miko is thrilled to announce Pristimantis puruscafeum, a new species of frog discovered within the Puro Coffee Rainforest Reserve in Ecuador and named in honour of the Puro brand. EcoMinga, the Ecuadorian partner of international conservation charity World Land Trust (WLT), organised the scientific naming process […]

The Taste of Suriname

A Taste of The Island event: Taste of Surinamepresented by The Suriname Culinary TeamYour National Team! Surinamese snacks, hearty and sweet, some with a little twist, some traditional and cocktail shots Reserveer nu voordat er geen plek meer is! Bel op 878 0885 Show your Country’s Pride! Support SURINAME’s National Team […]

Cocktail: Mango Malibu

Every once in two weeks the Homemade Bartender, Miguel Tan-A-Kiam, will give us his creation of the week. Just so you could try it at home too! Mango Malibu Ingredients: – Fresh Mango, cut into pieces – 50 cl Malibu Rum – 20 cl simple syrup or 1 tablespoon of […]

Culinary magazine Victuals now also available on Amazon Kindle!

The culinary magazine Victuals, is now also available on the Kindle from Amazon.com.  Editor Jill-Joy Landburg says that the decision was made to release a Kindle version, so that people from abroad can be provided with information about the cooking done in Suriname, among others. She notes that there is […]

Culinary Dinner with your friends

Will you join us in Baka Foto for ourLAST fundraising dinner? Join us and enjoy this amazing culinary experience! Denk je dat Het Surinaams Culinair Team bij de volgende competitie een medaille verdient? Ondersteun ons Team bij de Fundraising Dinners en doe zo een bijdrage zodat het team mee kan doen […]

Bi-weekly column [in SHAPE fitness & more]: A lot of people spend hours on a treadmill. Why?

Some find it the easiest way of exercising. When you goal is fat loss, burning enough calories will have a significant impact. How does it work? The best way to lose fat is to create a calorie deficit by burning enough calories through exercise and cutting calories you eat. How […]

Culinary Dinner with your friends and family

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Denk je dat Het Surinaams Culinair Team bij de volgende competitie een medaille verdient? Ondersteun ons Team bij de Fundraising Dinners en doe zo een bijdrage zodat het team mee kan doen aan de Taste of the Caribbean binnenkort (12 t/m 15 juni). Er zijn nog maar 2 Fundraising […]

Who Popped the Chicken?

Every so often, Chefette comes out with what we can call a food special. This food special runs for a couple of weeks but let’s face it we are on to your game Chefette! We know that you have been rotating most of your specials. However last year they introduced […]

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 […]

Fork. Knife. Action: The Pizza Sub

Fork. Knife. Action. Hey, all, I would like to thank everyone for liking the page/blog and for the encouragement for what I am trying to do. They have been a lot of questions and suggestions about the future of the page and my blog so I will do a small […]

Bi-weekly column [in SHAPE fitness & more]: We all know that in orderto lose weight we need to exercise

We also know that strength training is the best option. But how do you start? What exercises should you be doing and how many times? There are so many different types of exercises we can do to achieve our goals. But first let us talk about strength training.  We’ve already talked […]

Fork. Knife. Action. – The Mystery of the Cheesecake

I find it somewhat ironic that when I decide to write my first food blog a Mystery Cheesecake would appear. What are the chances? Well let’s get to it, the rules of my blog are simple, food will be judged on the day and ranked by overall taste (1-5 Forks) […]

An Amazing Culinary Experience at Moments!

Join Suriname’s best! Chefs, Pastry Chef and Bartender this month on April 28th in Moments Restaurant, Oxygen Resort, Bombaystraat Come taste our Chefs surprise meat dishes prepared with ‘De Keurslager’s’ Best meat, gallantly served… Our Pastry Chef for sure will surprise us all with a deliciously sweet perfectly displayed dessert… With Suriname’s […]

An Amazing Culinary Experience

Join Suriname’s best! Chefs, Pastry Chef and Bartender this month on April 13th in Ogi Restuarant, Ramada Paramaribo Princess Come taste our Chefs surprise meat dishes prepared with ‘De Keurslager’s’ Best meat, gallantly served… Our Pastry Chef for sure will surprise us all with a deliciously sweet perfectly displayed dessert… With […]

Bi-weekly column [in SHAPE fitness & more]: People who do groupclasses, persevere longer…

Did you know that people who do group classes, persevere longer? Working out in a group and the motivation of the instructor they regard as a benefit. You only need to find the class and instructor that you like and prefer. That’s why we devote a blog to it.   Group classes […]

Bi-weekly column [in SHAPE fitness & more]: What kind of workout is best for my body to look what I want it to look like.

Now we’ve come to the part where it gets even more interesting. What kind of workout is best for my body to look what I want it to look like.   There are many ways to transform your body. We’ve already helped in the search of a suitable gym. If they have fitness […]

Do you think that the Suriname Culinary Team deserves a medal at the next competition?

Do you think that the Suriname Culinary Team deserves to win a medal at the next competition? Support our Team at Fundraising Dinners and do this as a contribution so that the team can participate in the Taste of the Caribbean (June,12 -15). There are only 6 Fundraising Dinners left…. The […]

Where will you go for Sushi….. Let the battle of the SUSHI begin!

Where will you go for Sushi? Sushi-Ya Starting Monday…. ALL YOU CAN EAT SUSHI!!!!! HOW MANY CAN YOU EAT??? SPECIAL SURPRISE FOR THE CUSTOMER WHO CAN EAT THE MOST ROLLS DURING THIS PROMOTION… Midweek Special Monday to Wednesday What will the new restaurant Wasabi Suriname have? Starting this Wednesday?

Home Cooking: Oven-baked Zucchini and Tomatoes

Sometimes you’re at home and you just do not know what to cook. I started gathering ingredients I had in my fridge and pantry: zucchini, tomatoes, cayenne pepper, basil leaves, nutmeg, cinnamon, sea salt, oil, margarine and black pepper. I washed the zucchini and the tomatoes, sliced them. Marinated them […]