Saturday, July 22, 2006
Breakfast with Miz Bern
Things got off to an excellent start this morning when I stopped in at the Breakfast Shed, an open-air pavilion on the Port-of-Spain waterfront where a dozen or so vendors, most all of them women, implore you to try their wares.
"You lookin' hungry, dahlin'. You need to let me feed you."
It's a tough choice. Everything looks so good. And the women are all so darn hospitable. I finally succumbed to Miz Bern (above), who said she made the best saltfish bake in all of Trinidad. The saltfish (salted cod) is flaked and cooked with onions and peppers and tomato, then stuffed between the "bake," two pieces of fried bread, like a johnnycake. Then slices of avocado are laid out on on top. It's the best two-dollar breakfast on the planet.