The Caribbean Housewife Hot Soul Soup | Slow Fast Food | Husmormad | Housewife Roast | Natural Wine | Catering | Events Thu, 01 Feb 2024 09:58:36 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 The Caribbean Housewife 32 32 REDEFINING THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY Sun, 06 Aug 2023 21:54:05 +0000 “Is this the end of the restaurant industry as we know it?

Salem Barahmeh from Uncivilized Media travels to Copenhagen, Denmark to find out why the best restaurants in the world are closing down. He is joined by co-host Marie Jeng and they explore how a challenging industry is being redefined by the likes of chefs Kamilla Seidler and Renata Zalles at Lola, activist Lisa Lind Dunbar, and chef Jamain Brigitha at The Caribbean Housewife along with entrepreneur Mia Maja Hansson from Kitchen Collective.

Uncivilized Media (2023)

LA CASALINGA Mon, 14 Nov 2022 22:24:36 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to La Casalinga

PLANTEBISTRO Mon, 19 Sep 2022 06:49:33 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Plantebistro

WASTE NOT, WANT NOT Sat, 27 Aug 2022 08:42:11 +0000 How to use local plant based ingredients – including fruit, vegetables, and flowers – as a basis for creative cooking and as an art form itself?
Can plants, fruits, and vegetables replace the traditional flower vase arrangement in a more sustainable and contemporary way?
How does the sustainable flower arrangement of the future look like?

During Copenhagen Cooking, The Caribbean Housewife teamed up with Tableau at Kitchen Collective to address the significant aspects of food waste and sustainability by using organic, seasonal, and local farm products. Tableau created a site-specific art installation for a series of social and interactive dinner events prepared by The Caribbean Housewife. By using seasonal and locally sourced ingredients to its fullest, we assure a circle is completed and nothing is wasted.

The installation was made from seasonal, locally sourced fruit and vegetable plants at different stages of growth, supplied by Økoskabet, Seerupgaard and Refarmed. Danish plants such as tomato, cucumber, and courgette with vibrant green leaves and beautiful flowers were placed in the Kitchen Collective space. The installation formed a ‘nature morte’ inspired art work, going beyond pure decor or ornamentation, being fully functional and used for our sustenance. It served as a spontaneous and improvisational assignment for The Caribbean Housewife to make a creative and delightful plant based dinner. It also permitted the guests to pick the colorful fruit and vegetables during the dinner events.
The dinner consisted of 6 courses and was paired with local, Danish organic wines from Nina and Niels Fink – Vejrhøj Vingård.

Slagtehusgade 11A
1715 København V
Project: Waste Not, Want Not
Installation Design: Tableau, Julius Værnes Iversen and Marie Arnette
Concept and Curator: Jamain Brigitha
Commissioner: The Caribbean Housewife
Chefs: Jamain Brigitha and Emiliano Trebbi
Facilitator and Location: Kitchen Collective
Suppliers: Økoskabet, Seerupgaard, Refarmed and Vejrhøj Vingård
Photography: Agnes Saaby Thomsen

GEORGIAN MASH UP Sun, 31 Jul 2022 22:01:01 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Georgian Mash Up

AFRO VIBES Sun, 10 Jul 2022 22:11:46 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Afro Vibes

INDIA ARIE Mon, 27 Dec 2021 10:36:35 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to India Arie
(New York City, New York, United States)

DE PAUR CHORUS Sun, 19 Dec 2021 23:01:19 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Calypso Christmas by De Paur Chorus
(New Jersey, NY – Unites States)

KAMO MPHELA Sun, 12 Dec 2021 23:01:47 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Kamo Mphela
(Soweto, South Africa)

SHAYBO Mon, 06 Dec 2021 00:34:36 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Shaybo
(Abuja, Nigeri – London, United Kingdom)

DOJA CAT Sun, 28 Nov 2021 23:01:27 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Doja Cat
(Los Angeles, California, United States)

ASIAHN Sun, 21 Nov 2021 23:00:03 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Asiahn
(Los Angeles, California, United States)

GAIA Mon, 15 Nov 2021 07:17:20 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Gaia
(Viadana, Mantua, Italy)

ALINA BARAZ & GALIMATIAS Sun, 07 Nov 2021 23:00:19 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Alina Baraz & Galimatias
(Los Angeles, California, United States)

JENEVIEVE Sun, 31 Oct 2021 23:00:45 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Jenevieve
(Miami, Florida – Los Angeles, California, United States)

CAMILLA GJERDE & CECILIA MAGNUSSON Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:00:57 +0000 “We don’t want any crap in our wine!”

Natural wine producer Francesca Padovani is clear. And so are many other natural growers around the world. Natural wine producers defy modern winemaking and return to artisanal methods. They make wine without additives, without stripping it from its soul with filtration or fining. The natural wine movement has grown from being an outsider in the wine world to becoming “trendy” and sought-after. However, women producers are still outnumbered by men, even among natural winegrowers. Who are some of the badass women who make natural wine in the heart of Europe? Why have they chosen to do what they do? What are their passions and challenges?

Meet nine women from across Europe: among them a graphic designer turned winemaker in the middle of the Austrian capital; the sisters in Burgenland who told their father that they had a plan and that he had to back off; the winemaker in the Jura who trusts only herself and her feelings with- out regard to what others may think; a steward of nature in Sicily, driven by one thing – to leave a legacy for future generations.

Wine writer Camilla Gjerde and photographer Cecilia Magnusson have met some of the female trailblazers on the natural wine scene, traveling by train and bike in once-obscure wine regions in Italy, France, and Austria, to let you take part in nine women’s unique stories.

We Don’t Want Any Crap in Our Wine is the first book focusing solely on women producers of natural wine.

The Caribbean Housewife is the first in Copenhagen, Denmark to present the book along side a selection of photography by Cecilia Magnusson. The works are on show from October 3 until December 15, 2021.
On December 8, during our HOUSEWIFE ROAST, we will also host a meet-and-great and book signing event with the author!
The publication can be purchased in our store!

Arianna Occhipinti photographed by Cecilia Magnusson

We Don’t Want Any Crap in Our Wine: The women behind the bottle
Publication by Now What Publishing (October 21, 2021)
ISBN: 9789152707333

JAZMINE SULLIVAN Mon, 25 Oct 2021 01:12:06 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Jazmine Sullivan
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States)

JAH9 Sun, 17 Oct 2021 22:01:41 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Jah9
(Kingston, Jamaica)

IMAN EUROPE Sun, 10 Oct 2021 22:01:51 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Iman Europe
(Los Angeles, California, United States)

JOYCE WRICE Sun, 03 Oct 2021 22:30:36 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Joyce Wrice
(Los Angeles, California, United States)

HOUSEWIFE ROAST – JuJu Man Sun, 26 Sep 2021 22:00:29 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to HOUSEWIFE ROAST – JuJu Man



TASHA THE AMAZON Sun, 19 Sep 2021 22:08:00 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to TASHA THE AMAZON
(Kitchener / Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

KIRBY Mon, 13 Sep 2021 01:05:07 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to KIRBY
(Memphis, Tennessee / Southaven, Mississippi, United States)

HOUSEWIFE ROAST SOUNDSCAPE Mon, 06 Sep 2021 07:03:01 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to HOUSEWIFE ROAST

Jaughna Nielsen-Bobbit for Scandinavia Standard

WHERE ARE YOU FROM? Mon, 30 Aug 2021 10:07:04 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Where Are You From?
(The World)

Mathias Milton

KULTURHAVN FESTIVAL Sun, 08 Aug 2021 22:00:50 +0000 WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

Archive Page for our KULTURHAVN FESTIVAL past event with author Lesley-Ann Brown (Blackgirl on Mars) on August 28. Moderator for the event was curator Malou Solfjeld.

Knippelsbro / Under the bridge
Rosforth & Rosforth
Knippelsbrogade 10
1409 København K

Please answer the “Where are you from?” question without mentioning a geographical place. Your answer is part of the participation of this project. It can be funny, ironic, poetic: be creative! For inspiration, you can read the poem here (registration closed).


Fields marked with an * are required

Remember: do not describe an actual (geographical) place of birth or your ethnicity.



Mathias Milton

YOU ARE THE MEDICINE Tue, 10 Nov 2020 18:27:59 +0000 “I am wise even from within the womb of my mother. I am the woman of the winds, of the water, of the paths, because I am known in heaven, because I am a doctor woman.”
– María Sabina Magdalena García

María Sabina was a Mazatec sabia (“one who knows”) or curandera (medicine woman), who lived in Huautla de Jiménez, a town in the Sierra Mazateca area of the Mexican state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico. She spent her entire life in that small village up in the mountains and worked the land in order to pay for (perhaps paradoxically) beer and cigarettes.

She did not know how to read or write. Her verses were either spoken or sung. She expressed herself through the voice of “the sacred mushroom”, in a language that could be neither taught nor acquired. Her chants were first translated from her native Mazatec into English, and later into Spanish. Her healing sacred mushroom ceremonies, called veladas, were based on the use of psilocybin mushrooms, such as Psilocybe cyanescens. They are known for introducing the western world to entheogenic mushrooms.

María Sabina is regarded as a sacred figure in Huautla and considered one of Mexico’s greatest poets. She did not take credit for her poetry; the mushrooms spoke through her:

Cure yourself with the light of the sun and the rays of the moon.
With the sound of the river and the waterfall.
With the swaying of the sea and the fluttering of birds.

Heal yourself with mint, with neem and eucalyptus.

Sweeten yourself with lavender, rosemary, and chamomile.

Hug yourself with the cocoa bean and a touch of cinnamon.

Put love in tea instead of sugar, and take it looking at the stars.

Heal yourself with the kisses that the wind gives you and the hugs of the rain.

Get strong with bare feet on the ground and with everything that is born from it.

Get smarter every day by listening to your intuition, looking at the world with the eye of your forehead.

Jump, dance, sing, so that you live happier.

Heal yourself, with beautiful love, and always remember: you are the medicine.



Door of Perception
British Council
María Sabina (1894 – 1985)

JOY IS AN ACT OF RESISTANCE Tue, 03 Nov 2020 12:36:56 +0000 “The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers, which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference.”
– Audre Lorde

Joy, and celebrations in particular, focus our attention on our commonalities, not our differences. In a world full of turmoil, remember that joy is an act of resistance!

“We must risk delight. We can do without pleasure, but not delight. Not enjoyment. We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of this world.” – Jack Gilbert

What brings you joy?

One Love, Your Housewife

The Netherlands (2011)

THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP & CONNECTION Fri, 03 Jul 2020 12:18:27 +0000 “Many Cultures
One Country
One People”

– Saint Maarten

Born on Curaçao, but growing up on Sint Maarten (and later the Netherlands), being around many cultures and nationalities, was how I was brought up.

My first friend in life was Georgette and I can still remember the warmth of our friendship. It was never about the color of our skin. We simply just liked each other. We loved playing and laughing together. What more does one need?

In this day and age, racism is revealed like never before. Yet, it’s still treated more like a philosophical debate and not enough as an actual daily reoccurring problem.

We have to remember that We Are One.
We should make sure that the ongoing discussions do not lead to more polarization between white / colored / black.
Call any person out who’s racist, no matter the color of their skin.
At the same time, cherish the friendships that you have and make more connections with people outside your safe bubble.

What active steps can you take to make this world a better place?

One Love, Your Housewife

Sint Maarten, Dutch Antilles (1976)

LIVING IN A MISINFORMATION SOCIETY Sat, 06 Jun 2020 13:15:07 +0000 “The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”
– Malcom X

Deliberate and accidental misinformation in media outlets has always been problematic. Media has the power to influence minds, ideas, behaviors, and attitudes of the masses. The ones who control (the spread of) information, controls society.

However, due to globalism and recent worldwide events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, conspiracy theories left and right, and the large-scale Black Lives Matter demonstrations in countries outside of the USA, the amount of discussions embedded with false information and fake news is rampant, especially on social media. What the heck can you as a “normal individual” do when you see inaccurate information (consciously and unconsciously) on a daily basis? Here are some tips from your Housewife.

Always check the facts, even with “innocent” looking posts. For example: it’s really cute to see “dolphins in the canals of Venice”, because there was no traffic due to corona and the water was clear: but is this really true?! Check and double check (the dolphins were near the Italian port of Cagliari and have been seen around Sardinia before). Don’t (re)spread information, just because you like the message and the image shown with it.

Opinionated versus Informed
So how can you respond to misinformation and misleading arguments?

The most obvious one is of course to present clear facts & figures and check your source. Is it a credible one? When you see something, say something, but again double / triple check before you do.
Next, identify the fallacies in someone’s argument. A fallacy occurs when a logical argument contains a specific defect. If you learn how to distinguish fallacies, you’ll be able to “counter act” false information or weak statements much better. Check out the resources on the internet. It’s actually quite fun to learn about the common ways people falsely present their arguments. Especially when you see racist remarks or slogans like “All Lives Matter”. Why is that even stated? When someone fights against cancer through a charity cause, people don’t say “All Diseases Matter”?

A good example of an exaggeration to reveal reoccurring and flawed misconceptions:

Why are people scared of the riots and looting?

The flu kills way more people every year.
— Tall Paul (@TallPaul612) June 3, 2020

Don’t assume when thinking about Black Lives Matter, Antifa, Democrats and Republicans, left and right wing, that every group has one voice. This is untrue, many of these groups have different opinions, conflicting agendas and approaches amongst themselves.

Another key-factor is to “follow the money”. How are certain groups funded and by whom? So you don’t get a rose colored view of who you’re supporting. Things are not as simple or clean-cut in our day and age.

Race is a social construct, but sadly the term is still used widespread and many arguments stem from this origin.

Last not least, choose your battles wisely (not everybody is worth your attention or argumentation) and take regular breaks from social media. Take care of yourself and your mental health.

Civil rights activist Malcolm X poses behind a sheaf of newspapers all carrying stories about him. – Three Lions, Hulton Archive (Getty Images)

Your Logical Fallacyis

RACIST TRADITIONS Wed, 03 Jun 2020 15:14:00 +0000 “Imagine being born on colonialized island territory with a heavy slavery past. Then growing up in the very same country that colonialized (read: hijacked) your land, your history, your ancestral lineage, your voice, and your identity. And therefore, also your future.

That country is not only still not free of racism, many of its citizens deny that racism is a problem: “We are a tolerant country and everybody has equal chances. You just have to grab them.”

Yet, this tolerant country still proudly carries and flaunts its racist symbols on their regal artefacts in front of your face. Every year. Set in gold.

And it’s not something that’s going away soon, because this “golden carriage” was just renovated for 1,2 million euros. All in the name of sacred history and cultural traditions.

If it’s a symbol, it’s one of clear institutionalized racism. I can’t.

I gave this painful example of racism that is close to home. Worldwide, there is still a long way to go, before actual changes have been made towards a more equal society. What is your example?


LEARN THE LESSON! Mon, 01 Jun 2020 15:51:00 +0000 “I know my purpose. I’m here to teach.
Maybe it’s not the proper way to teach,
but f*ck it, you’re gonna learn today!

– Tiffany Haddish

General Price List  – The Caribbean Housewife (Copenhagen, Denmark 2019)

See also the project ‘Where Are You From?’ – Kulturhavn Festival 2021

Freya McOmish for Scandiavia Standard

WHERE ARE YOU FROM? Fri, 29 May 2020 16:06:00 +0000 “Where am I from?

I am from the thousand lakes in Finland.
From the sultry air in Lisbon.
From the canals in Amsterdam and Copenhagen.
From the lagunes in Venice.
From the white sandy beaches in Bahia, Salvador.
From Kleine Knip on Curaçao.
From Simpson Bay on Sint Maarten.
I am from Lemuria.
I am from everywhere there is water.
I am from everywhere and nowhere.
I am a mermaid.
I am an extraterrestrial starseed.
The place where my earth mother pushed me out of her womb, does not define who I am.
Stop asking that question.
It’s not the answer to what you’re looking for.
You want to know who I am by pinpointing a geographical place of birth, but it should not even matter.
Spirit brought me here to heal and take care of you through my cooking and food.
Nothing more nothing less.
That’s all there is to accept.

Esa Ylijaasko (Finland, August 2012)

Originally published on instagram
November 25, 2019

PINK IT & SHRINK IT Mon, 25 May 2020 08:14:00 +0000 “The Pink Tax is not actually a tax but rather a system of discriminatory pricing on products and services that is based on gender. The Pink Tax costs the average woman $1,300 a year and impacts all aspects of daily life from shopping to dry cleaning.”
– Meredith Hoffman

Pink tax refers to extra charges placed on products and services directed towards women. Take razor blades, for instance. The products for women are more expensive than the male versions.

Marketeers use the term: “pink it and shrink it”. Just put it in a pink or feminine looking packaging and make it smaller, then add a higher price. Furthermore, products like tampons are considered “luxury products”.

Gender pricing already starts at a very young age, where baby products for girls are more expensive than the ones for boys. At the same time, women in general have lower salaries than men. So not only do women pay more, they have less to spend. 

On Ax The Pink Tax you can calculate how much you have been charged in this regard. In my case, it’s this insane amount!

Although some politicians are trying to break this sneaky way of selling things, it’s good to be aware next time you’re in the supermarket or store to get your basic necessities. You can thank me later!

Ashley Lukashevsky

Ax The Pink Tax

Good House Keeping

Listen Money Matters

Study New York City Department of Consumer Affairs

Originally published on instagram
April 8, 2019

TEYANA TAYLOR Mon, 30 Mar 2020 09:59:11 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Teyana Taylor
(New York City, New York, United States)

THE WEEKND Mon, 23 Mar 2020 07:59:34 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to The Weeknd
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

RAICHE Mon, 16 Mar 2020 02:17:17 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Raiche
(Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States)

UMI Mon, 09 Mar 2020 07:29:30 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to UMI
(Los Angeles, California, United States)

BABY ROSE Sun, 01 Mar 2020 23:02:54 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Baby Rose
(Atlanta, Georgia, United States)

LUEDJI LUNA Sun, 23 Feb 2020 23:01:41 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Luedji Luna
(Salvador, Bahia, Brazil)

SOUPTinder Sun, 16 Feb 2020 23:01:41 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to SOUPTinder
(Copenhagen, Denmark)

VANJESS Sun, 09 Feb 2020 23:01:06 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to VanJess
(Lagos, Nigeria)

CYANCA Mon, 03 Feb 2020 06:52:39 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Cyanca
(Charlotte, North Carolina, United States)

LOLO ZOUAÏ Sun, 26 Jan 2020 23:01:51 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Lolo Zouaï (San Francisco, California, United States)

MARIAH THE SCIENTIST Sun, 19 Jan 2020 23:01:40 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Mariah the Scientist (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

JAMILA WOODS Sun, 12 Jan 2020 23:01:18 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Jamila Woods (Chicago, Illinois, United States)

FKA TWIGS Sun, 12 Jan 2020 23:01:17 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to FKA Twigs (London, United Kingdom)

MELII Sun, 05 Jan 2020 23:01:33 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Melii
(New York City, NY, United States)

AYA NAKAMURA Sun, 29 Dec 2019 23:01:10 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Aya Nakamura (Bamako, Mali)

MAHALIA JACKSON Sun, 22 Dec 2019 23:01:57 +0000 The Caribbean Housewife is listening to Mahalia Jackson
(New Orleans, Louisiana, United States)