Persons of East Indian descent account for about half the population of Trinidad. Trinidadians curry a variety of foods from meat to vegetables to fruit. A curry is basically a mixture of ground spices that varies according to region and by personal taste. It may seem obvious but a good Trini curry quite simply to uses a Trinidad blend of curry powder. Since I cannot advertise any particular brand, feel free to email me for the names of some good Trini curries. Finally here is the Trini cook's 'secret'. It is important to cook the spices for a few minutes to bring out the flavours of the curry. A common mistake is to throw in the meat too soon after adding the spices and not giving them time to release their flavour. A curry that has had time to cook a bit before the addition of the meat has a more full bodied taste. Locally this process is called 'choonkay-ing' the curry.