These recipes sound DELICIOUS The pictures were great as well as the little tidbits about Jamaican culture. Cook Delicious, Authentic Jamaican Food With This Easy To Follow Jamaican CookbookJamaica Is The Mountainous Caribbean Island Famed For Its Coffee And Its Beaches But With Its Abundance Of Homegrown Ingredients And Its Many Cultural Influences, It Has Developed A Remarkable Cuisine All Its Own To Visit The Jamaican Kitchen Is To Discover The Sumptuous Flavors Of Spicy Jerk Pork, Sweet Tropical Juices, Complex Curries And Sumptuous DessertsThis Cookbook Offers The Island S Best Recipes Both The Traditional And The New From Jamaica S Hottest Chefs And Restaurants, Including Norma Shirley Of Norma At The Wharfhouse, Everett Wilkerson Of The Sans Souci Lido And James Palmer At Strawberry Hill Authentic Recipes From Jamaica Presents Over Full Color Recipes With Photographs Shot On Location Lively Essays By Food Writers John DeMers And Norma Benghiat On The Island S Culture And History, Explanations Of Particular Ingredients And Easy To Follow Recipes Make This The Most Complete Guide To Jamaican Cuisine You Ll FindJamaican Recipes Include PepperpotBaked PlantainsPepper ShrimpGinger Tamarind ChickenSpinach Salad With Breadfruit ChipsSweet Potato PoneJamaican Limeade I find Jamaican cooking intriguing Many of the ingredients are familiar to me, but they are used together in ways that are quite alien to me Jamaican food, at least as portrayed in this book, is worlds away from delicate little creations you might find in fancy and overpriced restaurants around the world Here are hearty plates of food, often loaded with searing hot Scotch Bonnet peppers I find it quite intimidating, but also challenging.As far as I m concerned, if there are recipes in a recipe book, job well done But I have a massive collection of recipe books and some are so exceptional that I have unreasonable expectations of my recipe books In this one, there is a much appreciated history of Jamaica, of the cultures and of the ingredients About halfway into the book, the recipes begin There are several recipes that I d like to try seafood fritters, curry pumpkin, pepper shrimp, braised Blue Mountain lamb, jerk chicken and some that I will admire from afar Scotch Bonnet grilled fish, baked breadfruit, ackee and saltfish They seem simple enough and substitutions for hard to find ingredients are listed in the ingredients section at the beginning of the book.There aren t photos to accompany every recipe, but there are photos that showcase several of the dishes at once The photos were taken on location in Jamaica and while there are some lovely ones, the styling looks dated.I wouldn t recommend purchasing this book, but it s certainly worth borrowing from the library. The background chapter on Jamaican food is interesting, even if the British are credited questionably with giving Jamaican culture a genteel quality Many of the recipes in this book are doable, but others require access to tropical ingredients substitutions are not always provided Other recipes have such a list of spices and other ingredients, a person preparing such dishes would either have to have an already well stocked kitchen or the luxury of planning well in advance to prepare the dishes However, the recipe for jerk pork chicken seems clear and its ingredients list isn t impossibly long certainly worth a try.
Brett Baldwin Mystery
- 112 pages
- Authentic Recipes from Jamaica (Authentic Recipes)
- John DeMers
- 08 January 2019 John DeMers