Soup on Saturdays represents 2 things for me – tradition and mental detox from the week! Preparing #chickensoup takes me back to childhood memories in 🇹🇹…
Saturdays in Trinidad, were like any other day for mothers, grandmothers and housewives in my opinion. They didn’t sleep in, or sit on the couch with the remote. Trini women like countless Caribbean women had to prepare lunch…food…unless they were purchasing roti!
As a woman, looking back, soup on a Saturday makes sense now. Sunday lunch was always a spread (another tradition on its own), so Saturday’s lunch had to be a “one pot” with no leftovers. What better way to feed the family a satisfying meal with little work…little work??? Soup is work! Correction a great soup is a lot of work.
How granny made it look so easy is beyond me. Picking the green fig, peeling provisions, cleaning the meat of your choice,boil, boil, boil…most times we make something to eat while we make the soup 😂😂 then we start chatting about memories and magically the soup is finished.
Now comes the fun part! Eating a blazing hot soup in 90 degree weather! Here’s the consolation…back then we didn’t have air conditioning 😂😂 doesn’t stop me from burning my tastebuds off every Saturday!
I say all of this to welcome you to my Soup Saturday tradition…every Saturday I hope to post a soup, recipe and video. Won’t all be Caribbean soups…going around the world!
Until next #SoupSaturday 👋