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Quick Afro-Caribbean recipes anyone?

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Hi there. I'm going to enter a video cooking competion and I just wondered if anyone out there had any quick and tasty Afro-Carribean recipies they wouldn't mind sharing. The video can't be more than 8 mins long! Thanks in advance.

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just off the top...jerk spiced fish with a mango salsa, or perhaps a dessert...cold souffle maybe(brandy alexander or amaretto, which is actually just custard stiffened with gelatin and whipped cream..nice in a champagne flute or large martini glass...garnish with crushed amaretti cookies or macaroons, depending...ginger poached pears..anyway, that sort of thing...appetizers are quick...cerviche, curried crab cakes,...for breezy easy, proscuitto and mango with pepper-mango coulis...vegetable fritters, salads, soups...lots of good easy things...does your food have to be completed...you know, start to finish complete?..not like the shows where they show you how to mix things and then show the finished product later...if its a soup to nuts video, i think any of those would work..you might have to practice though...are you a fast paced cook to begin with? if i can help with anything, let me know..you might just try and google as well...

joey

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So you want to enter a contest using someone else' recipe? If you win, will you send postcards? Can I pay the entry fee? Are you using your neighbors video camera? Who is buying the food?

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Durangojo knows a lot about Caribbean cooking.  You can't get better help.  Ask her questions.

 

Try and remember that you're making a video, even more than you are a particular dish; and the video will highlight your personality, teaching skills, plating and food styling as much as it does your cooking skills and the recipe itself.  You need to represent all of those. 

 

In addition, you need to explore how much editing you get to do, whether or not you can use "swap outs," dissolves which indicate time passing, and so on.  You certainly want to maximize your opportunities within the rules. 

 

Don't forget to create an attractive place to set the dish down when you're done cooking it.  Thanks to the magic of cutting, it doesn't have to be in the kitchen.

 

Break a leg,

BDL

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So you want to enter a contest using someone else' recipe? If you win, will you send postcards? Can I pay the entry fee? Are you using your neighbors video camera? Who is buying the food?



Not somone else's recipe, just inspiration from other quick dishes! Thanks for the offer of paying my entry fee  but it's a free competition -http://comp.tropicalsunfoods.com  if anyone's interested. I don't mind a bit of competition from professionals!

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That's great advice, boar_d_laze  . I was so focused on what to cook I hadn't thought about hadn't thought about the video aspect of the thing much.

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So you want to enter a contest using someone else' recipe? If you win, will you send postcards? Can I pay the entry fee? Are you using your neighbors video camera? Who is buying the food?


its only a recipe, not state's secrets cheflayne!...besides, trust me, it will not be the same as if i were to make it..i find that once you give a recipe, it now becomes that of who you gave it to, as they will change it somehow...not bad, not good, just is....

spicey.....you may want to practice in front of a camera  just to get use to it..sometimes your hands can look REALLY big if they shoot it too close, or your nose, god forbid...bdl is the expert on movie making, but i would add, make sure you show off your better side! even if you make a mistake, being cute goes a long way!!!

joey

food is like love...it should be entered into with abandon or not at all        Harriet Van Horne

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Hi durangojo. Thanks for your input. Your comment "once you give a recipe, it now becomes that of who you gave it to, as they will change it somehow...not bad, not good, just is.... " resonates with a brilliant book I'm reading at the moment "The Gift" by Lewis Hyde which is, as the dust jacket says, "A brilliantly argued defence against the importance of creativity in ourt increasingly money-oriented society". Check it out. You definitely should, Cheflayne!
 

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its only a recipe, not state's secrets cheflayne!...besides, trust me, it will not be the same as if i were to make it..i find that once you give a recipe, it now becomes that of who you gave it to, as they will change it somehow...not bad, not good, just is....

spicey.....you may want to practice in front of a camera  just to get use to it..sometimes your hands can look REALLY big if they shoot it too close, or your nose, god forbid...bdl is the expert on movie making, but i would add, make sure you show off your better side! even if you make a mistake, being cute goes a long way!!!

joey

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