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Historical cookbook launched
A vital piece of T&T's
culinary history made
its way back into the
mainstream with the
February 13 launch of
A Handbook of Trini-
dad Cookery 1907 ed-
ited by Danielle Delon.
The book was original-
ly compiled more than
100 years ago by Agnes
EM Lickford, wife of a
English civil servant and
the selection of dishes
spans a wide variety of
styles and cultural in-
In a recent review of
the book Wesley Gibbings
said, "this handsomely
of early recipes is in fact
much more than a cook-
book, however much
Delon modestly asserts
in her preface that the
publication 'merely aims
to share with you some of
the recipes that we used
in the island more than
one hundred years ago.' It
is much more than that."
The foreword was
written by the late his-
torian Angelo Bisses-
sarsingh, and features
an extensive introduc-
tory segment by Delon
that gives an definitive
account of the historical
and cultural conditions
that gave rise to the culi-
nary preferences of early
20th century Trinidad.
The illustrations are by
artist Ingrid Newman and
graphic design by Can-
dice Lee Chow.
The launch was held
under the auspices of
First Citizens at its Cor-
porate Centre at Queen's
Park East, Port-of-Spain.
There were remarks
by Delon, historian Dr
Bridget Brereton and Jen-
nifer Avey whose moth-
er Peggy Bovell gave an
original copy to Delon.
Monday's launch was
titles A Taste of Steel and
also featured Lopinot
led by Amrit Samaroo.
The band is being spon-
sored by First Citizens.
Celebrating 14 years of
Generation Lion Jouvay
Generation Lion Jouvay celebrates 14 years of
being "the most Magical Jouvay on the Road"
with its 2017 band called Root and Branch Jou-
vay featuring Rebel Soldiers. After launching in
December at a multi-media concert event at the
Big Black Box theatre, the Lions are now ready to
take the road with their fun and innovative 2017
Root and Branch Jouvay is taken from the old Jou-
vay tradition of masqueraders coming into town with
broken-off branches or flowers on their bodies. The
band is encouraging masqueraders to hype up their floral
decoration inspired by the beautiful floral adornment
of the tribes of the Omo Valley in Ethiopia.
The Rebel Soldiers part of the band pays tribute to a
series of iconic Caribbean resistance heroes like Cu-
ban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Carib war-chief
Hatuey, and Hatian liberator Toussaint.
Generation Lion Jouvay is known for the epic quality
of its Jouvay jump up, and the quality of its packages.
Celebrating 14 years incident-free, Generation Lion
delivers a secure uptown all-inclusive jump-up for
The package features premium drinks, breakfast on
the road and a Water Truck Cool Down to end the jump.
This year's package also includes: Blue and Gold Paint;
custom cut-up tee shirts; and a choice between the
Decorative Flowers or the Fidel Castro cap Rebel Wear.
Generation Lion is known for its music on the road
with German DJ Mika and DJ Shane who have the most
cutting edge remixes of Old and New School Soca along
with Jouvay mixes of EDM, Afro-Pop and contempo-
There will be performances by ragga-soca bad boys 3
Suns. The package also includes the Lion Bag of Good-
ies which includes condoms, sponsor items, courtesy
cups and whistles.
A costume from Generation
Danielle Delon, left, poses with First Citizens chairman, Anthony Smart and
Jennifer Avey during the launch of A Handbook of Trinidad Cookery 1907 at First
Citizens Corporate Centre, Queen's Park East, Port-of-Spain, on Monday.
mas camp is at
is the first street
opposite Mas Camp
pub on French
Road). Or call: Ruba-
diri 797-0949, David
767-2243, or Inga
486-9985. Or you
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