Category Archives: Guyana

“Each of us is one key of a keyboard.”

Meet the Makushi, a First Nation whose population of 15,000 straddles three South American countries and has withstood many challenges to its culture. In “Playing the Right Chord in the Rupununi,” my latest piece for Unmapped, I catch up with … Continue reading

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Finding Gold in Guyana

Earlier this month, I scored a nugget of Guyanese gold, and I didn’t have to bother with the hassle of a claustrophobic mine shaft. My story “Journey by Bottle: Uncovering the Allure of Guyanese Cassareep,” published in the Winter 2012 … Continue reading

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Squeezed, Boiled, and Peppered: The Story of Guyanese Cassareep

My Gastronomica debut! My piece on cassareep, a versatile Guyanese flavoring sauce that is not well known outside of Guyana, appears in the winter 2012 issue on page 27. The piece takes you to a sparsely populated Makushi village in … Continue reading

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In Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle: Searching for the Golden Fleece in Guyana

Strap on your life preserver. That boatman has a schedule to keep! The San Francisco Chronicle just published my latest piece (online today, in print on Sunday), in which I attempt to search for the Golden Fleece of Guyana. And … Continue reading

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A Marriage of Pepperpot and Vegetables

A pepperpot says to a parsnip: “Where have you been all my life?” Bittersweet cassareep and bittersweet parsnips dance together in this recipe that should not be considered traditional Guyanese cuisine.

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