So excited to share news about my latest baby, Spoon! It is all about fuss-free family food. Think simple recipes, inspired by BIG world flavours, for the whole family to enjoy. A couple subtle twists or additions make a dish as perfect and exciting for the grown-ups as it is for the children. Right now, we've just launched social media (facebook, twitter and instagram). Find us @we_are_spoon (www.wearespoon.com). Follow for tasty and simple recipes, information about feeding your family in the most fuss-free way, how to get your children involved in the cooking and for further details about our full product launch later this year!
I am thrilled to be working with Encona to 'spice up' family favourite recipes. This brand has such memories for me. When we first moved to the UK, my parents would stock the cupboards with Encona's West Indian Hot Pepper Sauce. Every mealtime, that bottle would be perched on the table, as they dipped, dunked and drizzled it over most dishes! I have created some simple and delicious recipes for Encona, that I serve up at my own family table, with a little Encona twist. First up is the Jerked Barbecue Mac n Cheese (a favourite of my Darling little son (with a little less of the devilish twist though....). Keep your eyes peeled for more recipes with Encona, soon.
Thanks to all who turned up to my supper club with Good Things Magazine and Sandals Resorts. It was a gorgeously decked out affair in Sandal's stunning space in South Kensington. The menu was a fresh and vibrant approach to traditional Caribbean fare and went down a storm, along with Rum Ambassador, Ian Burrell's fantastic (and too easy to drink!!!) paired cocktails. Official pictures to come soon. (And also more news on a collaboration I shall be working on with Sandals and Ian, to come. I am so excited to share it!!)
Thrilled to announce that I will be re-launching my *Lime supper club after a wee hiatus to have a baby, who at 7 months has kindly settled into a routine (lady in red dancing emoji would be useful here) and is granting me permission to stoke up the (kitchen) fire once again. The setting will be more intimate and cosy - you will practically be in my kitchen - and there will be a banquet of my unique style of Caribbean - inspired cosy, wholesome and vibrant dishes for you to sink your teeth into. Similar format as previous: £30 to include the whole menu, plus a welcome cocktail and please feel free to bring your own additional bottle(s) - I'll provide the old-school calypso. For dates, and to book, please subscribe to my website. I look forward to feeding you!
Delighted to be collaborating with Marley Spoon to bring you a series of limited edition recipes exclusively for Marley Spoon that will be available to order from 12th September – 7th October. Inspired by the Caribbean, they will bring a punch of spice, colour and fun to Marley Spoon boxes as Autumn approaches, featuring seasonal ingredients such as butternut squash, corn on the cob and sea bream. Kicking off with my Adobo Chicken with Corn and Charred Pineapple Rice, make sure you try them out. A simple and easy way to enjoy an exciting mid-week meal made with fresh, great quality ingredients. Enjoy a special £20 off your first box with this code: ShiviMarleySpoon
I recently filmed a vide recipe for Tesco Food. Its all about quick, simple and cheap mid-week dinners for the whole family, but with a little extra pizazz! So check out my quick and simple Jerk Pork Chops with Pineapple studded Coconut Rice here (or head to 'videos' in the menu at the top).
"The After Hours Club from British Airways, The Club Magazine invites you an exclusive Caribbean dining experience at the Orangery Restaurant, Kew, in association with Peyton and Byrne.
We are thrilled to be hosting a supper club with the talented Caribbean chef Shivi Ramoutar at one of London's most verdant locations, Kew Royal Botanic Gardens.
Shivi is a hot-list author with her new book 'Caribbean Modern' and an ambassador for authentic and feisty Caribbean flavours. The supper club includes a welcome cocktail and three course feasting menu of her favourite dishes. We're very much looking forward to this one!
Shivi has made it her culinary mission to twist classic Caribbean dishes and ingredients from her childhood into her own vibrant, fresh and easy-to-make delights.
Shivi believes that any menu is only as good as the produce it uses and has crafted a tasting menu of delicious creations from this gregarious chef and to learn about the importance of provenance whilst enjoying the unique setting of Kew Royal Botanic Gardens."
For tickets and more information click here.
I have notably been absent for a few months. Finally, I am starting to crank up the working gears (gently, albeit) in the run up to Summer (here's hoping) which is ideal for my tropical grub. Head over to my blog, for a recent mini-update. Whoop Whoop.
Thrilled to be a guest chef on the fabulous Saturday Kitchen on the 10th October on BBC1 at 10am, so don't forget to tune in to watch me cook up some delicious Caribbean brunch fare with James Martin and battle against the wonderful Jose Pizarro in the Omelette Challenge (oh. dear.). If you miss it, catch the episode on BBC iplayer.
I was thrilled to be a guest on 1 Heart TV last week, preparing a board of delicious goodies inspired by my supper club, *Lime and talking about my kind of Caribbean food. If you missed it, I will be uploading the episode shortly.
Thrilled to be at the Henley Literary Festival, along with the likes of Prue Leith and Deliciously Ella, on Sunday 4th October, speaking with food writer, Rosemary Parkinson, about Caribbean food, Caribbean food history and Caribbean food culture. It is set to be a lovely day and in a gorgeous setting so come and join us at Phyllis Court at 1pm. To book, or for further information click here.
Thrilled to annouce an exciting al fresco supper club in the gorgeous St James' Park with Peyton and Byrne on September 10. A delicious feasting menu with wine and rum cocktails in this gorgeous setting. For further details, and to book, please go to: http://www.peytonandbyrne.co.uk/offers/322/index.html
Tune into BBC Women's Hour tomorrow morning (Friday 19th June) to hear me talk about Caribbean culture, food and hear me cook Buljol Butties from Caribbean Modern live for Emma Barnett.
Caribbean Modern: Recipes from the Rum Islands is now out in shops. There has already been such wonderful coverage of "the most wonderful collection of interesting, fresh, healthy (And some not so!) recipes", including The Times, BBC Good Food Magazine, Sainsbury's Magazine, Good Things Magazine, Psychologies Magazine, The Pool and The Gannet. Keep your eye out for plenty more! If you've not yet purchased your copy, grab one here .
Thrilled to be in the most recent edition of Psychologies magazine. A lovely 5 page spread of recipes from Caribbean Modern!
Here is a lovely interview with the delectable The Gannet. "The debut author and chef makes two fantastic dishes that recall her childhood in Trinidad. She discusses music, Masterchef and how Roald Dahl sparked her interest in cooking" http://www.thegannet.com/interviews/meals/lunch/2015/05/shivi-ramoutar/
Thrilled to have a double-page spread of sunshine-filled recipes from my upcoming book, Caribbean Modern: Recipes from the Rum Islands, in The Times on 16th May. Pre-order your copy of my book here:
I am so excited to be supporting this amazing charity and hosting a Caribbean supper club for them (http://www.jamieoliver.com/news-and-features/news/supper-clubs-jamie-oliver-food-foundation/#IhssLiByKEZcqS24.97) at the Notting Hill Recipease on July 2. To book: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipease/bookings/3/377/
I'm in the April issue (out now) of Good Things Magazine with my recipe for Tamarind Caramel Banana Crumble (see if you can spot my name on the cover!)
**NEW DATES FOR SUMMER TERM**
I'm back at Divertimenti on the 2nd May with a fun, hands-on Caribbean street food class. Reminiscent of walking down a bustling street, lined with traditional vendors and steel pan sounds floating through the air this sun inspired street food menu will leave you feeling bright and vibrant. Recipes include ‘Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Slaw’, ‘Curry Crab and Dumplings’, ‘Snow Cone’ and more. All fuelled with a little (or more, if you like) rum punch....
.....And on the evening of the 25th June, join me for my 'Caribbean Fresh' class, to get hands-on with fresh and vibrant tropical salads and grills, perfect for summer picnics, al fresco dining and barbecues and learn to make some Summer-perfect cocktails, led by Havana Club cocktail ambassadors.
To book either class, click the below link, click either date on the calendar (or search my name in the relevant search box) and click 'book' next to the class details: http://www.divertimenti.co.uk/cookery-school