Caribbean Cooking In Rendez-Vous En Asie

Carifrique was recently interviewed by Rendez-vous En Asie magazine’s editor, Alexis Ndongo. Flip to page 36 in the newest December 2013 issue to read more about Carifrique‘s Trinidad and Tobago Cooking Classes in Japan and elsewhere around the world.

Click here to read the Carifrique interview on page 36 of Rendez-Vous En Asie


トリニダード・トバゴ料理レッスンについて、Rendez-Vous En Asieの雑誌を読んでください。こちらをクリックしてください。


Grenada Oil Down Friday Fete



Montreal, Canada, July 17, 2013 – The Honorary Consul for Grenada in Montreal, Mr. Leonard Wharwood Jr, will join forces with Playmas Montreal Cultural Association, the organizers of “A Taste of the Caribbean Festival”, Ms Gemma Raeburn-Baynes and the Grenada Nationals Association of Montreal, Mr. Kenny Calder, President, to stage a fundraiser to help ship over $100,000 USD worth of medicine and medical equipment from Switzerland to Grenada.

On Friday, July 26, 2013 a GRENADA OIL DOWN PARTY will be held at the UNIA Hall, 2741 Rue Notre-Dame West, Montreal (corner of Atwater) from 8:00 p.m. Besides eating a good Grenadian authentic Oil Down, guests will be treated to good old comedy, Calypsonians, Gospel singers and Grenadian DJ’s.
Everyone is invited. Admission is $20.00 and includes food and a drink. All proceeds will be donated to Grenada Medial Supplies through their online funding campaign

For additional information please contact: Leonard (514-239-3434); Kenny (514-991-0154); Janice (450-691-7455); Roosevelt (450-443-4698); Peter “Uncle” (514-368-3210); or Gemma (514) 620-6612.

Time is in very short supply. Please spread the word to all your friends and family in order to make this Oil Down Friday a great success.

Petra Laptiste In The Japan Times

Carifrique Founder and Creative Director, Petra Laptiste has been featured in The Japan Times Life section today. Tokyo-based freelance writer and coauthor of Lonely Planet travel guides, Rebecca Milner, wrote about Petra after a brief encounter.

Read the article here.

Petra Laptiste has also been a guest on popular Tokyo MXTV‘s The Golden Hour. Watch her talk about Trinidad and Tobago Carnival and tasty street food below.

Photo by Rebecca Milner

[レシピ] トリニダード·トバゴ料理のオンラインレッスン

This was a Hangouts On Air Event on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST. Sarina Bland, the TriniGourmet, presented the eleventh episode of her series “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking With Sarina”.



Sarina explains the show’s concept, “This month marks the second installment of my “CookALong” series where a prominent Caribbean personality follows one of my recipes, and sometimes throws in a few of their own 🙂 This week my guest cook is Petra Laptiste! This Grenadian-Trinidadian Canadian blogger first came to my attention years ago as a result of her work promoting Caribbean culture in Japan. She now runs, an online site that shares music plus promotes events cooking classes and all-inclusive tours to and from Japan, USA, Canada, and the Caribbean.

Petra will be making my recipe for Trinidad Macaroni Pie as well as her own takes on Trinidad Callaloo and Stewed Pigeon Peas. ”

Last Thursday’s Recipes:
Trinidad Macaroni Pie –
Petra’s Callaloo –
Petra’s Stewed Pigeon Peas –
•  *BONUS* Petra’s Stewed Pumpkin –