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Tweets for Chef Nina after Top Chef finale shocker

So as we all know by now, islandista Chef Nina Compton did not win Bravo’s Top Chef last night. Obviously, it was a blow to all of us on #TeamNina and especially #Teamgreenfigandsaltfish, the hash tag which her fellow St. Lucians have been rallying under for the past week or so as excitement built. Annnnd […]

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Islandista on the Rise – Nina Compton’s bringing islandista flavours to Top Chef (literally!)

First it was Anya. Then it was Tessanne. And now the latest islandista bringing Caribbean flavour to the finals of prime time reality television is Chef Nina Compton who has made it to the top 3 of Bravo’s Top Chef!

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Jourdan Dunn brings some super model wattage to a curry and cookies

So in the last few episodes of Well Dunn with Jourdan Dunn, our favourite islandista abroad has been showing us that she’s not just a cook – she’s a super model too! In case we forgot, she brought two of her model besties on for recent episodes – new It Girl Cara Delevingne made a […]

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Jourdan Dunn keeps it spicy in the kitchen

Check out top model (and long-time Islandista fave) Jourdan Dunn getting down in the kitchen for the third episode of her cooking show on Jay-Z’s YouTube channel – Well Done with Jourdan Dunn. As ever, she keeps it real – starting out by reprimanding “Fish is real, real easy to cook!” So no nonsense and […]

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Jourdan Dunn’s new cooking show is HERE!

If you’ve been following Islandista for a while, you will know that there are a few things we love. Feathers on Carnival costume headpieces. Origami-like folds on clothes (yep, still). Rihanna (sighhhh… yep, still). And we LOVE Miss Jourdan Dunn! To use the Trini parlance – dat is our rell gyul! So it’s no surprise […]

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Islandista stamp of approval: Holder’s Farmers’ Market

Islandistas, here is another one to add to our (limited) archives of things that get the oh-so-rare islandista stamp of approval. In three and some years of posting, we have only given two stamps of approval so you know that when we do, it has to be good. And the Holder’s House Farmer’s Market in […]

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‘I Am An Islandista’ featuring Allysen Layne

Today, we feature yet another fabulous and fascinating Caribbean woman in our ‘I Am An Islandista’ series. This time, it’s Barbadian baker Allysen Layne, who is the force behind Edible Expressions. Just in case you didn’t know it – cakes are one of the hottest food trends these days. But of course, I’m sure you […]

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All we want for Christmas… is some pepperpot!

Hard-working islandista soul singer Melanie Fiona may be away from home and working on Christmas Day but she’s still going to keep her Christmas Caribbean.   The Guyanese-Canadian singer, who received her first Grammy nomination earlier this month, told about her Christmas plans. Like most West Indians the Toronto-born singer has family all over […]

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Rihanna craving the taste of home

We had to smile at these pics of Rihanna clutching her Tiger Malt as she prepared to get her Caribbean grub on when she was in London this weekend to perform on X-Factor. Two nights in a row, she left out the fancy restaurants for the chance to get some curry chicken and plain rice […]