My Jamaican Spice

  It’s been a heavy week with all the feedback from the show, so I thought I’d take a little break from Sri Lanka and head down to another one of my favorite Islands–Jamaica–for a little inspiration. I LOVE Jamaican food, too, because Yardies love their spices and they know what to do with them. … Continue reading My Jamaican Spice

No Reservations: Sri Lanka Day 6 – Chilaw Crab Curry

After five straight days of eating and running, shooting and more eating, we have finally reached the last day of the shoot. Despite Tony’s shaky start and the nagging head cold I’ve been nursing all week—not to mention the jet-lag and heat we’ve all had to endure—everything has gone pretty smoothly and the crew seems … Continue reading No Reservations: Sri Lanka Day 6 – Chilaw Crab Curry

No Reservations:Sri Lanka Day 4 – Lampreis

  Tony has a local guide for today’s on-camera segments so I’m technically off-duty, but I tag along anyway because I cannot pass up the chance to indulge in another one of my favorite Sri Lankan dishes, Lampreis. The Dutch name–pronounced  “lump rice,” and meaning the same–describes its main component, a generous mound of short-grain … Continue reading No Reservations:Sri Lanka Day 4 – Lampreis

No Reservations: Sri Lanka Day 2: Street Food

When Nimal, a local trishaw driver friend, arrives, Jared the segment producer and director Tom consult with cameramen Todd and Jerry about rigging his tiny vehicle for video. Three-wheeled trishaws are the preferred mode of transport around Colombo as they deftly, sometimes dangerously, squeeze through traffic, and I have enlisted Nimal to take us to … Continue reading No Reservations: Sri Lanka Day 2: Street Food