Caribbean Holiday Guide caribbean vacation Inter-Caribbean Travel Caribbean Tours Caribbean Events Caribbean entertainment Caribbean Accomodation Caribbean Holidays Caribbean travel
  site map and contact site map contact Caribzones
Island Search



Barbados Nation News click to enter

Click to contact Caribzones

    home >> caribbean >> barbados >>


BARBADOS

Web Posted - Tue Nov 11 2003
By Linda Branch

local chef Ezra Beckles does not hesitate to be adventurous, and hopes youngsters, especially males, would follow his lead. Mango and guava mousse with black pepper ice cream, tamarind and balsamic sauce, or West Indian curry ice cream and rum and pineapple tart.

While one might not readily associate some of the aforementioned ingredients with dessert, local chef Ezra Beckles does not hesitate to be adventurous, and hopes youngsters, especially males, would follow his lead.

“Some people look at the sweetness, but within the sweetness you can add a little. With the ice cream you can go a little further... I think we have a lot of things on the island that we can use to make ice cream with,” explained Beckles, who admits experimenting with various ingredients during his leisure hours away from his job as executive pastry chef for Turtle Beach Resort.


Beckles, who plans to take part in the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts culinary competition next week, believes that it was important for local chefs to utilise local products in their culinary creations.

“The products that we grow on the island...that really have flavour and taste, once you work on them you can get the flavour and taste out of them,” stated Beckles in an interview with the Barbados Advocate.

For example, he cited a local grape commonly found near the beach. This berry-like fruit can be processed and its acidity broken down.

Tamarinds, dunks, soursops and carambola or “five finger” fruits were also cited as under utilised for desserts, preserves and other edible foods.

“There are plenty soursops now around Barbados that are falling on the ground and people don’t use them in their restaurants or hotels. They need to get out there and get these products,” stated the 43-year-old St. James resident. Beckles would also like to see more young males learn and eventually teach the culinary arts or as he termed it “home economics”. In the specialised field of pastries, the chef stressed that having patience was a necessity.

Having a “passion for something” also made the time spent on perfecting your skills easier to handle, added Beckles, who was keen on sharing his culinary knowledge with students at the Pommarine Hospitality Institute.

“Yes, it’s a lot of work, but you can reap the benefits from it and you can have fun in it,” said Beckles, whose skills recently helped Barbados earn team silver in the Taste of the Caribbean culinary competition in Jamaica.

Compliments of the Barbados Advocate


 

Caribbean Cricket




Advertise with caribzonesOnline media spend predicted to double by 2007
Discover
United Caribbean
Caribbean Real Estate
Caribbean News
Caribbean Art  
Caribbean Fashion  
Caribbean Food & Recipes
Conservation & Environment
Holistic Health & Beauty
Caribzones Advertising
Connect to a cause
United Caribbean Trust
Aja's Sierra Leone relief
Born Free Foundation
FREE Gentil
Forest Stewardship  
Hawksbill turtles
Carriacou environmental
Endangered whales
Animal Shelters

 
 
 
 
Click

Barbados Holidays

Click on photo icons and enjoy a variety of holiday options.

Barbados sailing holiday sail the west coast of Barbados Caribbean Watersports Barbados diving sailing and windsurfing surfing on the east coast Barbados diving holiday west coast dives turtle diving reef conservation
Barbados hiking holiday great Bathsheba walks along the railway Barbados birdwatching holiday visit the Graeme Hall bird sanctury for a wonderful day birdwatching Barbados safari island tour travel the rugged interior
Barbados weddings Barbados holistic holidays Barbados horticultural holidays

Barbados Music and Entertainment

Barbados bars and rum shops Barbados festivals Crop Over carnival Barbados music and entertainment plus info on Barbados food and drink barbados entertainment and events barbados bars
Barbados food and drink Barbados bars and rum shops Barbados festivals Crop Over carnival Barbados music and entertainment plus info on Barbados food and drink Barbados restaurants west coast luxury dining barbados food and restaurants
Barbados nightclubs and bars visit rum shops to meet local Bajans Barbados music and entertainment barbados culture
Entertainment

Click on the dropdown to visit the islands of the Caribbean and the lands of the Americas.




Home  |  Site Map  |  Terms and Conditions  |  Contact  |  Request Form 

Advertise on Caribzones
 


book accomodation

Copyright ©  2004 www.caribzones.com. All rights reserved. Advertise I I Contact I Disclaimer


Site Map contact Caribzones Inter-Caribbean Travel Caribbean Tours Caribbean Events Caribbean live music Caribbean Accomodation Caribbean Holidays St. Peter St. James Christchurch St. Michael St. Joseph Design by Sioure Technologies