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 international cuisines.
I wish I could tell you that I’ve travelled the world, seeking out unique culinary experiences from continent to continent! But my story is way less glamorous than that.
I was born on the tiny island of Trinidad and Tobago (in the Caribbean), and immigrated to Canada with my family as a toddler. Trinidadian food is inherently multicultural, with Indian, Chinese, African and Cuban influences (to name a few). It’s not odd for a Trinidadian family to have their own recipes for curried chicken or fried rice – though they are far different from the traditional Indian and Chinese versions.
Growing up, my mom (who is an excellent cook) would make all kinds of foods at home, so I gained an appreciation for a wide range of flavours. I’ve also been lucky enough to have friends from different ethnic backgrounds, who have introduced me to all kind of yummy foods that I might not have been exposed to otherwise.
Between eating at my friends’ homes and restaurants, and learning from 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:
- Celebrating National Teqila Day at Milagro Cantina on Queen West
- The Sultan’s Tent Dinner Experience
- Yolanda’s Spuntino Casa
- Tasty Places in Montreal
- 4 Things I Learned From My Trip to Mexico
- Two Great Restaurants in St. Maarten