Trini Word: Sancoche

  • Sancoch, sancoche, sancoach, sancocho, san kootch (n) : A thick soup made with meat, GROUND PROVISIONS, and vegetables. (Latin American Spanish sancocho ‘a stew’; Spanish sancochar ‘paraboil’)
    • “San Kootch for supper,”  she announced grandly. (Pollack 1943:25)

I remember as a boy growing up in Mayaro, Trinidad and staying up at night waiting for my grandfather Papa John to make sancoche.

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Source: Dictionary of the English/Creole of Trinidad & Tobago by Lise Winer


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