Cooking is what I love, so when you and your family eat my food you will feel loved.

It's authentic and it's real.

-Chef M. LaRose

One thing about my Guyanese family, we always sat at the dinner table. As I got older and started having my own family, I realized a lot of families do not sit at the table and have dinner together, because fast food is faster, they are too busy to cook or just do not know how to cook. A table for me could be a folded sheet with placemats and my loved ones lol. I started catering and family meals because I wanted to bring families back to the table. My husband recently surprised me with a trip back home. It had been twenty five years since my feet touched Guyana’s soil. I cried upon arrival. I was grateful. Being home and seeing my family was one of the best feelings in the world. My aunts cooked so many meals for me and we ate as a family.

FUN FACTS ABOUT GUYANA

1

Guyana is the Land of many water(falls) the world’s largest and longest single drop waterfall is located on Potaro River in Kaieteur National Park.

2

Home to an array of cultures, Guyanese cuisine is unique; the food embodies ethnic makeup of the country and its colonial history, which includes an array Amerindian, European, African, East Indian, Portuguese and Chinese dishes.

3

Guyana is covered in Virgin Rainforest almost eighty percent of Guyana is covered in pristine, untouched rainforest.

4

Guyana is situated below sea level along the foreshore of the coastal plain is a seawall, a 280 mile sea defense that protects the plain from flooding since much of the rea is below sea level by almost six feet.

5

The national motto of Guyana is “One People, One Nation, One Destiny.

6

Guyana is the lost City of gold and rum Eldorado Rum is a rum brand produced by the Demerara Distillery, since the 1600’s

7

Guyana is a Parliamentary Democracy it is a multi party democracy that follows a representative electoral system where divisions in an electorate are reflected proportionately in the elected body.

8

English is the main language. Guyana is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Suriname to the east, Venezuela to the west and Brazil to the south. Colonized by several nations since the 1600’s, including Dutch, Spanish, French and English, Guyana is the only English speaking country on the continent.

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Pepperpot is the national dish. It is a slow cooked meat stew using beef, mutton, pork or
chicken. Some of its famous dishes are Metemgee, Cassava Bread, Cook Up Rice, Roti and Curry, Dhal, Seven Curry, Bake and Saltfish, Black and White Pudding with sour, Garlic Pork, Chicken Foot Souse, Black Cake, Fried Rice, Chowmein, Wild Met, Pholourie, Eggball, Plantain Chips, Chicken Foot, Tennis Roll and Cheese, Fried Fish and Fresh Bread, Pastries and Patties.

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