There are few people who could leave TV chef Ainsley Harriott gobsmacked.
Septuagenarian mine host ‘Auntie’ Alison is one.
West Indians give their seniors respect (remember when we used to do that in our society).
So everybody has hundreds of aunties and uncles who are just as precious to them as their own kith and kin.
I wasn’t there when Ainsley popped by the Blue Crab http://www.tobagobluecrab.com in Scarborough in Tobago this year to film his Caribbean Kitchen TV series… https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=9T5VZU-Kxp4
But I was there last week to hear Auntie Ali tell us the secret of her 50+ marriage to Uncle Kenneth.
Put your underwear in the bottom drawer to show off your bum-bum we were told, complete with demonstration.
The same goes for grating cheese.
Of course what works for Auntie Ali doesn’t necessarily work for a Fiftysomething beardie Scotsman with no rhythm.
And besides I had to keep my mind on the job.
As Uncle Kenneth allowed me to give him a helping hand as he gave us a cooking demo of his chicken curry special.
Of course I had form having been taught how to make fried okra by Ruby at Club Barbados https://www.theclubbarbados.com… and here’s where it went https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/my-kiss-with-rihanna/
And it wasn’t the first time, nor will it be the last time I savour the pleasures of Barbados… https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/rihanna-in-barbados/
I was all over Tobago, Robinson Crusoe’s island last week. Quite literally. And I have been sharing…
I’m a Tobagonian
Check out https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/09/11/tobago-ready-steady-goat/, https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/12/05/robinson-crusoes-tobago/ and https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/12/03/i-should-cocoa-christmas-in-tobago/
And also check out these recipes I found in my last billet Kariwak Holistic Haven in Crown Point, ‘just around the corner…’ http://www.kariwak.com.
There I found one of the barmen referred to by the manager as Mr… and my waitress at my local boozer calls me and my family ‘goys’. Mmmm!
For more on Tobago visit http://www.visittobago.gov.tt and look out for my review in the Sunday Times Ireland soon.