Welcome to In Search Of Yummy-ness, a website devoted to exploring, discovering, and sharing good food from at home and abroad.
Over the years, this website has evolved from a simple hobby blog that documented my restaurant meals, to an online publication with stories, interviews, and recipes that celebrate a variety of different cuisines.
I wish I could tell you that I’ve travelled the world, seeking out unique culinary experiences from continent to continent. But that’s not my story – my experiences with international cuisine are much simpler than all of that.
I’m a Trinidadian who immigrated to Canada with her family as a toddler. I don’t remember anything from my time living in Trinidad, yet I always identified as a Caribbean person because my parents taught me about my heritage. A large part of that was through food.
Caribbean cuisine is inherently multicultural, with roots in Indian, African and Chinese cuisine. My mom, who has always been an excellent cook, would make dishes like curried chicken, callaloo, pelau, fried rice, wontons and dhal. So, I grew up with an appreciation for a wide range of flavours.
I am fortunate that my parents chose to move us to Scarborough, Ontario, and then eventually through various parts of the Greater Toronto Area. We’ve always lived in multicultural areas, and as a result I grew up with friends from various cultures.
Between eating at my friends’ homes and restaurants, and learning through cookbooks and TV shows, I’ve been immersed in multicultural cooking without even really thinking about it. It’s always been a part of who I am.
This blog is my way of sharing my love for recipes from all over the world. My recipes might not be “authentic”, but they are tasty, and I hope you will love them as much as I do.
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Ready to check out a few posts? Here’s a few you might like:
- Why Are We So Judgemental About What We Eat?
- My Dirty Little Secret
- A Sad Story of Blueberry Waffles and Omelettes
- Celebrating National Teqila Day at Milagro Cantina on Queen West
- The Sultan’s Tent Dinner Experience
- Yolanda’s Spuntino Casa