3X4A8632Hi I am Briana. This is my blog- The Seasoning Bottle.

I use it as a platform to share my love of cooking and to share my life. I love how food connects people and cultures.

I would describe my cooking style as Southernly Caribbean. I grew up as a southern peach in Atlanta, GA and raised by a single very stern Jamaican mother. I very much enjoy chicken and waffles for brunch and curry goat with rice and peas for dinner. Many ingredients I use have a Caribbean or tropical origin with hints of southern influence. My cooking style is intuitive, spicy, and bold.

I spent a lot of time at a Kia dealership selling cars for the first few years of my working career. I figured that if I spent the bulk of my day pitching to people why they should spend 25k on a car, that I could spend the same time pitching to people why they should love avocados as much as I do! So I quit and started working in quaint French Bakery making pasties. I recently moved to New York and now I am a student at NYU in its Food Studies Master’s Program.

Questions? Email me: b.riddock(@) gmail.com



  • Reply Sophie33 May 3, 2013 at 3:09 am

    Nice to meet you! You look cool!

    Thanks for following my blog so that I could discover your lovely blog over here! I am off exploring it now! Many greetings from a foodie from Belgium!

  • Reply baking bohemian June 9, 2013 at 2:15 am

    Hi. I’ve been enjoying your blog, so I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. See it at: http://bakingbohemian.wordpress.com/2013/06/09/the-liebster-award/. regards, jen

    • Reply seasoningbottle June 9, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      Thank you! That s such a sweet gesture! I have never been nominated for anything like this!

  • Reply LaSha June 23, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies, and your Instagram has truly inspired me to expand my talents and tastebuds! I need more recipes!!

    • Reply seasoningbottle June 28, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words. I am working on updating the site a lot more!

  • Reply Bernard July 13, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Hey, I really enjoy your channel and I enjoy cooking myself. Keep up coming with the great recipes and sharing that good vibe you bring across as well. To one fellow ATLien to another. Keep doing ya thing..

    • Reply seasoningbottle July 13, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      Aww thank you so much!! I’m working in putting up more videos! I really appreciate your kind words.

  • Reply Mike August 2, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Hello , I just for your video on YouTube and I like what your doing. I will check in with you from time to time.

  • Reply Lauren Hugh September 13, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Hi Briana! Hope you’re doing well! My name is Lauren Hugh and I’m head of Development at Go Button Media, a Toronto-based TV production house. We’re on the hunt for people who are doing original and creative work in the food industry and I came across your Instagram! I think you’ve got a fantastic back story that could really bring a fresh element to television. I’d love to chat with you more about your story. Please email me whenever you have a moment!

    • Reply seasoningbottle November 5, 2016 at 10:43 am

      thank you! Will send over an email now!

  • Reply Everett March 26, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Good Morning,
    I just happened to stumble on your observer article and that led me to your blog. Similar interest in Jamaican/Caribbean foods. Would be interested in speaking with you, please shoot me an email when time permit. Regards.

  • Reply CHUCK November 3, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Chef “B”‘s recipe for Chili Beef Wraps is very similar to Chef Gordon Ramsay’s recipe, even the wording was similar…

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