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Fine Haitian Cuisine

Fine Haitian Cuisine Lowest new price: $45.50
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Author: Mona Cassion Menager

A wide-ranging collection of Haitian home-style recipes for delicious, authentic, and traditional dishes. The book is the expression of Mrs. Ménager's family lifelong love and appreciation of Haitian food. Thoughtful suggestions accompany most of the dishes and a useful glossary is provided at the end of the book. Fine Haitian Cuisine is a gastronomic delight, an extraordinary trip through good memories, traditions, and way of life. It is both entertaining and informative. It will be a great gift for Haitian-Americans raised in the USA, and anyone interested in exotic cuisine. Consider it as a gift for Wedding, Christmas, Mother's Day, birthday, or for any other occasion.

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The Culture Kitchen Dominican Cookbook: 50 Popular Dominican Republic Food Recipes

The Culture Kitchen Dominican Cookbook: 50 Popular Dominican Republic Food Recipes Lowest new price: $12.56
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Author: Martha Stephenson

Want to introduce some tropical flavors into your cooking? The Dominican cookbook: The Culture Kitchen; Dominican Cookbook; 50 Popular Dominican Republic Food Recipes is exactly what you need.

50 original, popular, and festive Dominican Republic food recipes covering appetizers, meal (lunch, breakfast, and dinner) sauces and marinades, and desserts. In this collection of Dominican Republic food recipes there is something for everyone! No flavor seeking kitchen should be without this Dominican cookbook.

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Mamá Pura's recipes: English Black & White Edition (Dominican Traditional Recipes)

Mamá Pura's recipes: English Black & White Edition (Dominican Traditional Recipes) Lowest new price: $9.84
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Author: Arturo Féliz-Camilo

"Mamá Pura's recipes" is the English Edition to the first volume in the "elfogoncito.net's" collection of traditional Dominican Cooking recipes. Arturo Féliz-Camilo is a traditional Dominican cook specialized in original Dominican and Caribbean recipes. In this book he shares some of the best and most popular traditional Dominican recipes.

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Puerto Rican Cuisine in America: Nuyorican and Bodega Recipes

Puerto Rican Cuisine in America: Nuyorican and Bodega Recipes Lowest new price: $10.25
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Author: Oswald Rivera

Puerto Rican cuisine holds a unique place in the culinary world with its blend of Spanish, African, and Native Caribbean influences. In Puerto Rican Cuisine in America, Oswald Rivera shares over 250 family-favorite recipes that explore this one-of-a-kind style of Caribbean cooking. There is everything from hearty soup like Sancocho to savory delicacies such as Cabro Borracho (druken goat) and Camarones Guisados (stewed shrimp) to rich desserts like Flan de Calabaza (pumpkin flan). Plus, with a suggested wine pairing for every dish and 90 delicious drink recipes, readers can enjoy the perfect Puerto Rican meal.

Throughout the book, Oswald explores Puerto Rico's unique history, its people's migration to New York City, and his youth growing up in Harlem, as well as the growth of the Nuyorican culture in the United States. Refreshed with new illustrations throughout, this edition features a new preface by the author.

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Eating Cuban: 120 Authentic Recipes from the Streets of Havana to American Shores

Eating Cuban: 120 Authentic Recipes from the Streets of Havana to American Shores Lowest new price: $17.27
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Author: Beverly Cox
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To “eat Cuban” is to savor a deliciously complex culinary culture. Spanish, Native American, African, Chinese, and French traditions have all contributed to Cuban cooking, producing a distinctive Caribbean cuisine as richly chorded as the island’s music.

Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs’s itinerary takes them from the barrio, paladars (private restaurants), and chic nightspots of Havana to the eateries of Florida’s emigré communities. From their journeys, they’ve gathered more than 120 recipes that comprehensively document Cuban cooking’s diversity, from the black bean soup found on any Cuban table, to the empanadas sold by Havana’s street vendors, to the grilled sandwiches that are a mainstay of Miami’s Calle Ocho, to the innovative dishes devised by chefs at top Cuban restaurants.

Gorgeously illustrated with Jacobs’s photographs —many shot on the authors’ travels through Cuba—Eating Cuban highlights Cuban food’s historical roots, the classic Creole dishes that evolved from these disparate cultural influences, current trends in Cuban cooking, street foods and on-the-go snacks, and quintessential Cuban beverages from café Cubano to the mojito. A valuable resource list helps American cooks locate the required ingredients, and a restaurant directory points the way to the very best in Cuban cuisine—in Cuba and the U.S.

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Eating Puerto Rico: A History of Food, Culture, and Identity (Latin America in Translation/en Traducción/em Tradução)

Eating Puerto Rico: A History of Food, Culture, and Identity (Latin America in Translation/en Traducción/em Tradução) Lowest new price: $14.69
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Author: Cruz Miguel Ortíz Cuadra
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Available for the first time in English, Cruz Miguel Ortiz Cuadra's magisterial history of the foods and eating habits of Puerto Rico unfolds into an examination of Puerto Rican society from the Spanish conquest to the present. Each chapter is centered on an iconic Puerto Rican foodstuff, from rice and cornmeal to beans, roots, herbs, fish, and meat. Ortiz shows how their production and consumption connects with race, ethnicity, gender, social class, and cultural appropriation in Puerto Rico.
Using a multidisciplinary approach and a sweeping array of sources, Ortiz asks whether Puerto Ricans really still are what they ate. Whether judging by a host of social and economic factors--or by the foods once eaten that have now disappeared--Ortiz concludes that the nature of daily life in Puerto Rico has experienced a sea change.

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The Caribbean Home Garden Guide

The Caribbean Home Garden Guide Lowest new price: $25.00
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Author: Ralph Trout

INSIDE THIS BOOK is a complete guide to grow your own food at home with delicious, easy, healthy, inexpensive recipes. Included are over a 160 fruits, vines, vegetables, roots, herbs and spices, plus unique trees. Each with how to best grow instructions, a history, nutritional value, and medicinal therapies.


The Spice Necklace: My Adventures in Caribbean Cooking, Eating, and Island Life

The Spice Necklace: My Adventures in Caribbean Cooking, Eating, and Island Life Lowest new price: $3.44
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Author: Ann Vanderhoof
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While sailing around the Caribbean, Ann Vanderhoof  and her husband Steve track wild oregano-eating goats in the cactus-covered hills of the Dominican Republic, gather nutmegs on an old estate in Grenada, make searing-hot pepper sauce in a Trinidadian kitchen, cram for a chocolate-tasting test at the University of the West Indies, and sip moonshine straight out of hidden back-country stills.
Along the way, they are befriended by a collection of unforgettable island characters: Dwight, the skin-diving fisherman who always brings them something from his catch and critiques her efforts to cook it; Greta, who harvests seamoss on St. Lucia and turns it into potent Island-Viagra; sweet-hand Pat, who dispenses hugs and impromptu dance lessons along with cooking tips in her Port of Spain kitchen.

Back in her galley, Ann practices making curry like a Trini, dog sauce like a Martiniquais, and coo-coo like a Carriacouan. And for those who want to take these adventures into their own kitchens, she pulls 71 delicious recipes from the stories she tells, which she places at the end of the relevant chapters. The Spice Necklace is a wonderful escape into a life filled with sunshine (and hurricanes), delicious food, irreplaceable company, and island traditions.

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While sailing around the Caribbean, Ann Vanderhoof and her husband Steve track wild oregano-eating goats in the cactus-covered hills of the Dominican Republic, gather nutmegs on an old estate in Grenada, make searing-hot pepper sauce in a Trinidadian kitchen, cram for a chocolate-tasting test at the University of the West Indies, and sip moonshine straight out of hidden back-country stills.

Along the way, they are befriended by a collection of unforgettable island characters: Dwight, the skin-diving fisherman who always brings them something from his catch and critiques her efforts to cook it; Greta, who harvests seamoss on St. Lucia and turns it into potent Island-Viagra; sweet-hand Pat, who dispenses hugs and impromptu dance lessons along with cooking tips in her Port of Spain kitchen.

Back in her galley, Ann practices making curry like a Trini, dog sauce like a Martiniquais, and coo-coo like a Carriacouan. And for those who want to take these adventures into their own kitchens, she pulls 71 delicious recipes from the stories she tells, which she places at the end of the relevant chapters.

The Spice Necklace is a wonderful escape into a life filled with sunshine (and hurricanes), delicious food, irreplaceable company, and island traditions.




A Look at The Spice Necklace
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Photos from the Islands

Fresh lobster for dinner

Nutmeg and mace come from the same tree.

A seamoss farmer with a jug of seamoss drink



Author Ann Vanderhoof drinking coconut water

Cassia bark is rolled and pressed by hand to form cinnamon sticks

Cooking oregano infused goat



Spicy Bites: A Taste of The Spice Necklace

1. Wild oregano is a mainstay in the diet of goats that graze in the hills at the northwest edge of the Dominican Republic--which means the meat comes to the kitchen preseasoned, and infused with flavor.

2.Seamoss is a type of seaweed that is reputed in the Caribbean to be a potent aphrodisiac, the island version of Viagra. It’s dried, boiled until thick, then mixed with milk and spices (such as cinnamon and nutmeg). One restaurant in Grenada calls its version of the milkshake-like seamoss drink “Stay Up.”

3. Nutmeg and mace come from the same tree. When its apricot-like fruit is ripe, it splits open to reveal a lacy, strawberry-red wrapper around the hard glossy brown shell that holds the nutmeg itself. This waxy red corset is mace, and more than 300 pounds of nutmegs are needed to yield a single pound of it.

4. On the Scoville scale of pepper heat, Trinidadian Congo peppers rate about 300,000 units. Even the most fiery Mexican jalapeño only measures about 8,000.

5. Coconut water--the clear liquid inside a young or "jelly" coconut--has the same electrolyte balance as blood and was given intravenously to wounded soldiers as an emergency substitute for plasma during World War II. Coconut water is also better than energy drinks for rehydration, replenishing electrolytes and minerals such as potassium. For the same reasons, it's used as a hangover cure in the Caribbean.

6. Much of the ground cinnamon sold in North America is actually cassia, which is the variety of cinnamon grown in the Caribbean. Cassia has a stronger, more pungent flavor than true cinnamon. Once a year, the trees are harvested by carefully peeling the bark away from the branches. After the outer layer is removed, the inner bark is dried in the sun. As it dries, it begins to curl into sticks, and then is rolled and pressed by hand to complete the process.

7.The aroma of allspice is a sensuous combination of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and black pepper-- which leads to the common misconception that it is a blend of several spices. In fact, allspice is a single spice-- the dried berry of a tree that is native only to the West Indies and Central America. Jamaica produces 90% of the world's supply; Grenada, the remaining 10%.

8. To make removing coconut meat from the shell easier, bore holes in two of the eyes of the coconut using a pointed utensil and drain the liquid. Bake the nut in a preheated 400° F oven for 15–20 minutes. This cracks the shell and shrinks the meat slightly, so it virtually pops out.

9. Mauby, a popular West Indian drink, has a proven ability to reduce high blood pressure. It's made by steeping the bark of a native Caribbean tree with spices such as bay, cinnamon, star anise, and fennel.

10. Vanilla is the world's second most costly spice (after saffron). Not only do most vanilla flowers have to be hand-pollinated to produce beans, but the beans also have to be fermented and aged to develop their flavor. Straight off the vine, they're odorless and tasteless.





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Momma Cherri's Soul in a Bowl Cookbook

Momma Cherri's Soul in a Bowl Cookbook Lowest new price: $56.74
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Author: Charita Jones

A first book from Charita Jones - a.k.a Momma Cherri. Soul Food is the food of the deep south of America, borne out of the deprivations of slavery, where a variety of ingredients and dishes, some unique and some shared with other parts of the world, come together to make up a stunning cuisine of spice and flavour. Momma Cherri has taken her version of Soul Food and transplanted it to Britain - fried chicken, ribs, jambalaya, gumbo, prawns, black-eye peas, sweet potatoes, mash, cornbread, key lime pie, pecan pie, pancakes and waffles. If you're looking for a quick answer to what gives soul food its soul, it is simply to say that it is a cuisine born when you have far more love than money! With stunning photography by Peter Cassidy, this brilliantly original book showcases a great array of soul food classics.


At Blanchard's Table: A Trip to the Beach Cookbook

At Blanchard's Table: A Trip to the Beach Cookbook Lowest new price: $16.93
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Author: Melinda Blanchard
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The next best thing to actually living on an island paradise is being able to bring a bit of paradise home. Bob and Melinda Blanchard shared their own “paradise found” in their book A Trip to the Beach, the true story of the couple’s adventures as they escaped civilization to open a restaurant on the Caribbean island of Anguilla. Now in At Blanchard’s Table, the couple extends the celebrated warmth and hospitality of their acclaimed restaurant, and its delicious menu, to our homes. The happy result is a cookbook that’s as much a pleasure to read as it is enjoyable to follow.

Writing with the same humor and charm that made their first book such a success, Bob and Melinda share recipes drawn from their New England roots, their early years in the gourmet food business, and their life in the Caribbean. At Blanchard’s Table is a delectable collection of more than 160 recipes perfect for get-togethers of family and friends, illustrated with glorious photographs that reveal how lucky they are
to have homes in both Vermont and Anguilla.

Although the Blanchards’ restaurant gets rave reviews for the food, Melinda was never trained formally as a chef, so her recipes are for true homemade meals that are appealing and easy. Caribbean-influenced dishes like Calypso Chicken with Lime, Grilled Lobster Anguilla Style, and Jamaican Jerk Shrimp are complemented by New England–inspired fare such as Vermont Cheddar Soup, Balsamic-Glazed Veal Chops, and Vermont Picnic Ham Baked in Dark Beer.

Sections include Casual Starters, Soups, Salads and Dressings, Seafood, Meat, Pasta, Vegetables and Sides, Desserts, and Drinks. Throughout the book, there are dozens of mini-recipes that allow people in a hurry to toss together just a couple of ingredients for a quick and tasty dish. The Blanchards also offer expert cooking tips, as well as more delightful stories about some of their favorite Anguillians.

With simple, eclectic, and flavorful recipes—along with sound cooking advice, charming anecdotes, and the same warmth that made people fall in love with A Trip to the Beach—At Blanchard’s Table is truly a pleasure to cook from and nearly as enchanting as an actual trip to the beach.

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