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Sunday, June 8, 2008

A taste of Trinidad

What is missing from this table?

Did you notice?

There are no forks!

If you eat 'trini' style - you don't need forks.

Use this instead

It is a bread called buss-up-shut or 'clap' roti - clap because you actually slap it between your hands after cooking to make it softer.

Roti is everywhere in Trinidad. Isn't it an unusual bread?

I had 'plenty friends' (that is how we talk here) show me how to eat forklessly at a potluck meal after church in Sangre Grande last Sunday.

This young man was an expert - he pulled off little pieces of roti and used it to pick up the curried chickpeas or chicken.

The primary children were equally accomplished - they all said that the chick peas (called Channa here) was their favorite.

They are wondering if a young man from Boise Idaho (Elder Walker) can do the 'roti scoop'

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