Posts Tagged: Louis Philippe Römer

770. Curaçao’s Black-eyed Pea Fritters

Curaçao’s Kala sure gets around! She’s known as Akara in Nigeria, Akla in Sierra Leone, Koosé in Ghana, Acarajé in Brazil. But no matter where she is she’s an unpredictable kick to the taste buds. She typically travels by street cart, manned by

770. Curaçao’s Black-eyed Pea Fritters

Curaçao’s Kala sure gets around! She’s known as Akara in Nigeria, Akla in Sierra Leone, Koosé in Ghana, Acarajé in Brazil. But no matter where she is she’s an unpredictable kick to the taste buds. She typically travels by street cart, manned by

812. Curaçao’s Favorite Venezuelan Christmas Import

My grandmother Ruth Gomes Casseres-Salas filled her 89 years of life with family, friends, community service, delicious cooking, travel and reading. She passed away peacefully in her sleep in September 2012. And though she hasn’t made her famous annual Christmas

812. Curaçao’s Favorite Venezuelan Christmas Import

My grandmother Ruth Gomes Casseres-Salas filled her 89 years of life with family, friends, community service, delicious cooking, travel and reading. She passed away peacefully in her sleep in September 2012. And though she hasn’t made her famous annual Christmas

819. Curaçao’s Belly Button Burial Ritual

We don’t refer to ourselves as “Curaçaoans”. Unlike Americ”ans” and say Arub”ans” we are yu di Kòrsou literally “children of Curaçao”. This implies that have a physical and spiritual bond with our birthplace, because it’s “kaminda nos lombrishi ta derá.” (=

819. Curaçao’s Belly Button Burial Ritual

We don’t refer to ourselves as “Curaçaoans”. Unlike Americ”ans” and say Arub”ans” we are yu di Kòrsou literally “children of Curaçao”. This implies that have a physical and spiritual bond with our birthplace, because it’s “kaminda nos lombrishi ta derá.” (=

829. Curaçao’s Confusing Cacti

Acquiring the art/science of differentiating between Kadushi and Datu cactii is crucial if you’re yu’i Kòrsou. Americans avoid this issue altogether, referring to all of these long cylindrical cactii as “Candle”. Look, it’s okay, we’re not judging,  in fact, the

829. Curaçao’s Confusing Cacti

Acquiring the art/science of differentiating between Kadushi and Datu cactii is crucial if you’re yu’i Kòrsou. Americans avoid this issue altogether, referring to all of these long cylindrical cactii as “Candle”. Look, it’s okay, we’re not judging,  in fact, the

868. (Scandalous) First Letters in Papiamentu

In 1775 a young man named Abraham de David de Costa Andrade Jr. poured his heart out to a member of his synagogue, Sarah de Isaac Pardo y Vaz Farro: “My diamanty no laga di skirbirmy tudu kico my ta

868. (Scandalous) First Letters in Papiamentu

In 1775 a young man named Abraham de David de Costa Andrade Jr. poured his heart out to a member of his synagogue, Sarah de Isaac Pardo y Vaz Farro: “My diamanty no laga di skirbirmy tudu kico my ta

872. Curaçao’s Secret to Living to be 100!

Originally from Northern Africa, introduced by the Dutch in the 18th century, Curaçao Aloe (CurAloe) grows wild and is called SenteBibu in Papiamentu [Sente = 100, Bibu = alive] evidently you will live to be 100 if you take Curaçao

872. Curaçao’s Secret to Living to be 100!

Originally from Northern Africa, introduced by the Dutch in the 18th century, Curaçao Aloe (CurAloe) grows wild and is called SenteBibu in Papiamentu [Sente = 100, Bibu = alive] evidently you will live to be 100 if you take Curaçao

895. Curaçao’s Calabash

We grow two types: Kalbas di mondi (wild) and Kalbas di kunuku (field). Kalbas di kunuku has the larger fruit of the two. The branches are certifiably crazy and point in all different directions.  The fruits, Kalbas in Papiamentu, are

895. Curaçao’s Calabash

We grow two types: Kalbas di mondi (wild) and Kalbas di kunuku (field). Kalbas di kunuku has the larger fruit of the two. The branches are certifiably crazy and point in all different directions.  The fruits, Kalbas in Papiamentu, are