Got your Goat!
November 2005 – Trinidad via NYC
Now if you know I’m talking about food, you’re probably from the Caribbean. Succulent, juicy goat meat. Or dry goat meat with gristle. Sometimes rotis are made with scrap meat (you don’t want those).
These second-class roties are called “Piper Rotis” because they’re the favorite (cheap) food of crackheads who spend all their money on drugs.
A roti was originally described to me as “a Caribbean burrito.” It contains a sort of curried yummy meat mixture rolled up in a bread-like wrapper.
And it’s good. Really. I learned about roti from my West Indian friends.
It originated in India and then migrated to the islands of West Indies (which makes perfect sense). Roti gets its name from its tortilla-crepe like wrapper, which is actually an unleavened flat bread made of flour.
- A recipe for making roti
- A video on making roti.
A cool video featuring Manjula.
Be sure to watch the roti “puff up.”
p.s. If you refer to your father figure — sugar daddy and otherwise — as “Poppy” – you’re most likely from the West Indies. And you’ve probably eaten goat.
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