Trinigourmet Amazon Hotlist for January 2011

Rainforest Roll – Kaizan Sushi Bar, Movietowne (my writeup of my search for a new sushi home will be up in coming weeks)

The first month of 2011 is barely over and I’m already I’m in the middle of a whirlwind of activity! I can’t complain, and I hope that everything is treating you well on your side of the screen as well :) The winds of change are not just blowing offline, but they’ve also hit this months’ hotlist’. So many new additions I can’t mention them all, but fans of Jamaican cuisine are going to be very happy about the strong showing of books featuring the recipes of that island.

Now on to the countdown!

*note: Hover your mouse over each title for more details!

1. Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad and Tobago

Description: Callalloo and Buss Up Shut, Mother-in-Law And Kuchela, Chip Chip and Doubles. The verbiage of Trinidad’s cuisine is both lyrical and mysterious. The variety of foods from this Caribbean nation and their fanciful names tell the story of a rich and eclectic cultural heritage.

For this and other Caribbean Cookbooks check out the Caribbean section of my Veni Mangé Amazon Store!

2.Puerto Rican Cuisine in America: Nuyorican and Bodega Recipes

Description: Puerto Rican cuisine, with its strong Spanish and African influences, holds a unique position in the world of Caribbean cooking. The food is spicy, hearty, healthy, sensuous, and adventurous. The 240-plus recipes included here range from traditional island dishes and drinks to the latest Nuyorican creations. Fully illustrated, this edition features a new preface by the author.

For this and other Caribbean Cookbooks check out the Caribbean section of my Veni Mangé Amazon Store!

3.An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude

Description: An Embarrassment of Mangoes is an intimate account that conjures all the irresistible beauty and bounty from the Bahamas to Trinidad — and just may compel you to make a rash decision that will land you in paradise.

For this and other Caribbean Cookbooks check out the Caribbean section of my Veni Mangé Amazon Store!

4. Delicious Jamaica: Vegetarian Cuisine (Healthy World Cuisine)

Description: Jamaica has been a melting pot of many cultural influences including the Africans, Spanish, English, Indians, Asians and Arawaks (native inhabitants pre-Columbus). Out of a diverse mix of foods, spices, and cultures has come this wonderful array of tempting dishes as lively as the people of Jamaica themselves. mpel you to make a rash decision that will land you in paradise.

For this and other Caribbean Cookbooks check out the Caribbean section of my Veni Mangé Amazon Store!

5. Caribbean Cookbook

Description: First published more than thirty years ago, Rita Springer’s Caribbean Cookbook is a West Indian classic. This latest edition complete with a new introduction, a modern design and an exciting full-colour cover, will please Rita Springer fans and win her new ones.

For this and other Caribbean Cookbooks check out the Caribbean section of my Veni Mangé Amazon Store!

6. The Real Taste of Jamaica

Description: In this new edition, Ms. Donaldson captures the flavour of Jamaica with a sumptuous collection of over 200 traditional and popular recipes. The Real Taste of Jamaica is one of the best offerings of Jamaican cuisine both in its comprehensive nature and its authentic cultural quality. This is more than just a cookbook; it is celebration of Jamaican culture and a home entertainer’s delight.

For this and other Caribbean Cookbooks check out the Caribbean section of my Veni Mangé Amazon Store!

7. Morgan Freeman and Friends: Caribbean Cooking for a Cause

Description: To raise money in support of the Grenada Relief Fund for victims of 2004’s Hurricane Ivan, Morgan Freeman has solicited a bevy of Hollywood celebrities to adorn this compilation of Caribbean recipes with their familiar images. Alfre Woodard admires Mustique. Tom Hanks lauds St. Barth’s. Tim Robbins recalls good times in St. Croix. Katie Couric shares her vacation in Anguilla. Ben Vereen revels in Jamaica. From these island resorts, local restaurateurs share recipes they serve their guests.

For this and other Caribbean Cookbooks check out the Caribbean section of my Veni Mangé Amazon Store!

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

Description: 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.

For this and other Caribbean Cookbooks check out the Caribbean section of my Veni Mangé Amazon Store!

9. 20 Best Jamaican Recipes

Description: If you love the spicy island flavour that is typical of Jamaican cooking then you will love this cookbook!

This cookbook features 20 all-time favourite Jamaican recipes, including Jamaica’s National Dish – Saltfish ‘n Ackee.

For this and other Caribbean Cookbooks check out the Caribbean section of my Veni Mangé Amazon Store!

10. The Multi-Cultural Cuisine of Trinidad & Tobago & the Caribbean

Description: More popularly known as the Naparima Girls’ High School Cookbook, this evergreen publication is a locally recognized culinary classic and has accompanied many a Trini to foreign shores :)

For this and other Caribbean Cookbooks check out the Caribbean section of my Veni Mangé Amazon Store!

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