Food for the Ears


Around My Table, Trinidad and Tobago’s first ever radio food programme made its debut on Sunday 5 September. This aural culinary treat is hosted by Trini Good Media co-founder and noted Caribbean food writer Franka Philip on Talk City 91.1FM.

Franka says “Around My Table is not a cooking programme, but rather a show that will feature stories about farmers, chefs, artisans, producers and engaging personalities from across T&T, the Caribbean and the diaspora.”

Episode Four dealt with all things GOAT as the celebration of Goatober continues.

Economist Dr Marlene Attzs cooks Xinjiang Goat for a Goatober feast in our featured interview.

Franka speaks to one of the Goatober movement’s early pioneers, Erin Faribanks, who paid tribute to Goatober founder Anne Saxelby who recently died in New York. The international flavour continues with an interview with Josef Stockl who leads Goatober Austria (we apologise for the quality of that call) and to bring it back home, Tobago farmer Kerry Alfred and his 11-year-old daughter Keri talk about the milk, cheese and yogurt business Keri started when she was just nine.

In the Food in the Diaspora segment on Around My Table, Canada-based Chris de la Rosa, the man behind the popular Caribbean Pot platform gives three tips for a boss curry stew goat.

Franka was joined in studio by Chef Barry Finbar Bartholomew, who spoke about his career in New York and how the last Covid lockdown in Trinidad drove him to develop more than 50 new recipes.


Around My Table will air at 10am on the first and third Sundays of every month on Talk City 91.1FM or via the Talk City site. The programme is produced by Trini Good Media for TTT.


To follow the show check the IG page, @aroundmytablett or via Franka’s social media spaces @real_trinifood on Instagram and @Trinifood on Twitter.

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