Bringing the Caribbean heat to New Zealand with Fire Down Below hot sauce
“Trinis have always been enthusiastic about hot sauce, it’s like wine for France.” Since the start of the pandemic, Avin and Candice Panchorie have been introducing their unique take on the classic Caribbean hot sauce to New Zealanders. The Panchories, based in New Plymouth, began cooking up their traditional West Indian-style condiments to share with friends. Born out of frustration from not finding commercial options that quite captured what the couple was looking for, they turned their passion into profit. And thus, Fire Down Below was born! With only one mission statement guiding them forward: “I’ll just move forward until I meet an insurmountable obstacle,” and, till now, it hasn’t happened …luckily till now they haven’t found any reason to stop!Read more
Caribbean Inspired Chef Plates Culinary Appropriation
Interview with Chef Josh Barua Written and published for the Jamaican Observer Style supplement on 09 March 2023 Series: Jamaicans in Australia Read the full article hereRead more
Radio Interview: Chef Davida Becenti Indian Pueblo Cultural Centre New Mexico Chef Davida Becenti Indian Pueblo Cultural Centre New Mexico On Pueblo Food Culture
In Albuquerque New Mexico the local indigenous people are called Pueblos and there are 19 of them involved in the local Pueblo Cultural Centre where one of the leaders, chef...Read more
Radio Interview: Chiao Cheng On Taiwan's Indigenous Culinary Culture -Bridgett Leslie
Wok n Roll Taipei Food Tours is a fun English-speaking culinary guided adventure exploring local streets and sights and now Taiwanese Indigenous culture - Bridgett Leslie interviewed the owner, Chiao Cheng,Read more
Radio Interview: Mickela Mallozzi On Her Bare Feet PBS Travel And Dance Series -Bridgett Leslie
That’s the television introduction to our next interview, which is with Mickela Mallozzi who has her own Emmy winning show on PBS. The public broadcast television network in USA.
Listen to the interview here.
Radio Interview: Capetown Chef Peter Ayub Cooked For Nelson Mandela -Bridgett Leslie
This week Bridgett Leslie finds a chef in South Africa who cooked for President Nelson Mandela. How he shook when he met him for the first time and some of the favourite foods of Capetown.Read more
Radio Interview: Trinidad Chef Jason Peru Cooks, Sings & Now For Politics -Bridgett Leslie
Trinidad’ and Tobago’s Jason Peru is a chef, musician and now aspiring politician. In his interview with Bridgett Leslie, he reveals why food and politics are important economics for Trinidad.Read more