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Where do I fit in as a Seychellois Creole/ Kreol?

Black, white, mixed or creole? Where do I fit in as a Seychellois Creole? Identity is so important to many of us living abroad. When you grow up in a country that is not your own, you always feel a sense of yearning for your ‘home’ country and it can take a while for young […]

Liberated Slaves in Seychelles

The first people to pass by the islands and probably use them as temporary shelters were the ancestors of the people who eventually populated the nearby island of Madagascar. They rode the oceans on primitive but rugged outrigger canoes from their home in the Sunda Islands of the Malay Archipelago sometime between 200 and 500 […]

Playwright and theater director Cliff A. Moustache is honored with the city’s most prestigious cultural award

A Seychellois and now naturalised Norwegian citizen has been recognised by the Mayor of Oslo for his contributions in the arts sector.  Cliff A. Moustache is artistic director of the Nordic Black Theater in Oslo. He founded the theater himself in 1992, together with Jarl Solberg. The theater caters to performing artists and youth with backgrounds from the […]

Seychellois singer signs global publishing deal

Perfect Pitch Publishing signed a global publishing deal with Grace Barbé and Jamie Searle the songwriter duo behind WA’s award-winning reggae, Afrobeat and psychedelic band Grace Barbé Singer and bassist Grace Barbé hail from the Indian Ocean islands of the Seychelles, where a colourful history of slavery, pirates, coups d’état, and coconuts have produced a […]

6 musical instruments used in Seychelles traditional music

Music and dance have always played a prominent role in Seychelles’ culture and in all types of local festivities. After the abolition of slavery and the shift in power from the French to the British, the musical instruments became more common with the new dance forms that appeared in Seychelles. Many traditional bands were formed […]

Ingredients: 11/3 cups (295g) caster sugar 8 eggs, plus 4 egg yolks 250g unsalted butter, chopped Finely grated zest and juice of 3 lemons and 1 lime 1 extra thinly sliced lime to serve 2 tsp juniper berries 2 titanium-strength gelatine leaves Almond Shortcrust 1/2 cup (50g) almond meal 11/4 cups (185g) plain flour 1/3 […]

Ingredients: 1.5 oz Malibu Original 5 oz pineapple juice 5 oz coconut cream 3 oz sparking wine Method: Pour all ingredients (except sparkling wine) into an ice-filled shaker. Shake until cold, pour sparkling wine into shaker and stir. Strain into a chilled glass and top with a slice of pineapple Enjoy !!

Ingredients: 6 pork sausages 6 small rosemary sprigs 6 smoked streaky bacon rashers 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil Method: Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Working with one sausage at a time, lay a rosemary sprig on top and wrap a bacon rasher around it. Put the wrapped sausages on a baking sheet […]

Ingredients: 1 tsp clear honey finely grated zest and juice 1 orange 1 tbsp coarse sea salt 1 tbsp granulated sugar 200ml tequila juice 1 lime 200ml cranberry juice 50ml triple sec ice Method: Using a fine, clean paintbrush, paint a thin layer of honey around the rim of 4 margarita or martini glasses. In […]

Ingredients: 500g rump steak , sliced into thin strips 2 tbsp soy sauce large pinch five-spice polder 2 tbsp shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry 1 red chilli , sliced into thin rings 2 tbsp cornflour 3 tbsp sunflower oil 2 peppers , seeded and cut into uneven chunks 150g tender stem broccoli , trimmed […]

Ingredients 1 to 2 cups pineapple juice 750 ml white wine ½ cup white rum 1 to 2 cups passion fruit juice 500 g tropical fruit like guava, paw paw pineapple, mango, kiwi fruit, strawberries, oranges cut into large chunks. 1 to 2 cups guava juice Method: Place all the fruit ingredients together in a […]

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1cm piece fresh root ginger, thinly sliced 225g thinly sliced lean pork 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon dark soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 spring onion, chopped 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine Method: Heat oil in a large frying pan or wok […]

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary 1/4 cup (50 g) sugar 2 ounces (60 ml) gin 4 ounces (120 ml) freshly squeezed pink or red grapefruit juice 1 ounce (30 ml) Aperol or Campari liqueur 1 fresh rosemary sprig, for garnish Method: Combine the rosemary and sugar and spread on a small plate. Rub the […]

Ingredients: 16 Sausages (leave them whole or twist and cut them into smaller bite size sausages depending on your preference) 250 g Smoky streaky bacon  Chopped 2 Onions Chopped 3 Carrots Sliced 250 g Chestnut mushrooms  Sliced 330 ml Guinness 300 ml Beef stock 2 tablespoons Plain flour 2 tablespoons Tomato purée 1/2 teaspoon Salt […]

Ingredients: 25ml dark rum (or a mixture of dark rum and golden rum) 25ml white rum (or a mixture of white rum and overproof rum) 50ml lime juice 150ml pineapple juice ice 1 tsp grenadine For the garnish wedge of orange maraschino cherries mint sprig Method: Pour the rums and fruit juices into a cocktail […]