With today's busy schedules and increased technology some families are living on take-aways and ready meals resulting in a loss of many traditional and family recipes and kitchen skills are being lost.
On our trip to Tobago we were invited to join a group of local women who get together at their local community centre to make traditional and local dishes to teach the younger generation these recipes and keep them alive.
The plan for the session was to make two traditional recipes and also homemade bread. To start there was a lot of the vegetable cassava to be grated both for the 'CouCou' and for the 'Pone' - the two very traditional and popular recipes we would be making together.
The tools were simple and traditional (I would have loved to get one of those graters in my suitcase!)
Mr R and I had an amazing day sharing the recipes and culture of the lovely people of Les Coteaux. We look forward to seeing them all again next year and maybe I can take a British recipe with me to make for them. Any suggestions what you think would make a great recipe would be appreciated and you can leave them in the comment section below.
Mr R and I were guests of the Tobago House of Assembly and the Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort during our time in Tobago. I was not required to write any positive reviews and as usual all opinions and photos are my own or Mr R's. No photos may be reproduced in any form without my written permission.