Chats Around My Table is a look into the lives of food personalities from Trinidad & Tobago and beyond.
Presented by popular journalist Franka Philip, these interviews are extended versions of those originally aired on her programme Around My Table.
Around My Table is T&T's first-ever radio food programme. It features farmers, chefs, artisans, producers and engaging personalities from across T&T, the Caribbean and the diaspora.
Chat with Chef Khalid Mohammed
Chef Khalid Mohammed is one of the Caribbean's leading chefs. In this chat with Franka, he reflects on how Covid has affected his restaurant business and reveals why he believes fine dining can't succeed for the foreseeable future in Trinidad and Tobago.
Frolic with Full Bloom
Full Bloom is the newest band to hit the streets of London for the annual Notting Hill Carnival. Bandleader Jean Pierre "JP" Poteon, tells Franka how he came to the business of Carnival and explains his commitment to raising the standard of band management and customer service for the summer festival with his entertainment company Frolic Nation.
Prendergast, parang and pastelles
David Prendergast is a Jamaican who loves parang and pastelles.
He developed a penchant for these uniquely Trinidadian things during his four-year tenure as High Commissioner to Trinidad & Tobago.
This edition of Talk 'Bout Us features an interview he did with Franka just before he returned to Jamaica earlier this year.
Time to cut the fete red tape
Carnival fetes drive the success of the season and promoters want the authorities to cut down the red tape involved in putting on major events.
Three major players in the fete industry cited inconsistencies in the process to obtain bar and dancehall licenses as one of the major challenges during a recent discussion that looked back on the Carnival 2019 season.
Is sport's future really female?
Four-time Olympian Cleopatra Borel is the star on this edition of Talk 'Bout Us. She joins Franka to speak about women in sport - the athletes and the journalists.
Also featuring in this podcast are Naasira Mohammed, the first woman to be appointed media and communications manager for the West Indies men and women's cricket teams; Rachael Thompson-King, senior sports journalist at the T&T Guardian Newspaper and Barbadian journalist Alex Jordan, formerly of Caribbean sport cable channel Sportsmax.
Sunset Jazz with Spyro Gyra
A visit by American jazz giants Spyro Grya kicks off what has now come to be known as "Jazz Season" in Trinidad and Tobago. In this bonus episode of Talk 'Bout Us, Franka speaks with Carl "Beaver" Henderson, promoter of the new concert, Sunset Jazz.
Great interviews, interesting topics, a fantastic listen
A taste of home!
What a pleasure it is to have such a beautifully-recorded podcast highlighting Trini tings to listen to and transport me back to the land that I love!!!
Keep up the amazing work!