Trinigourmet’s Amazon Hotlist for September 2010


Divali is fast approaching and with it shall come my recipes for Kheer (Indian Rice Pudding) and Parsad. Stay tuned, I know you all have been looking! 🙂

Wow! Can you believe it’s mid-October already? Maybe it’s just me but I swear time accelerates as each calendar year draws to a close! I’m a little bit late posting your fave purchases (and clicks) this month, but better late than never! 🙂 Ramin Ganeshram’s ode to local cuisine “Sweet Hands” retains its top spot yet again! You would think that with it’s obvious online popularity and appeal it would be easier to source locally. However, unfortunately that is not the case. Maybe this is because of the dominance of the Naparima Girls Cookbook, maybe it’s a local-born presumption that local cuisine doesn’t need literary promoting. Either way, I receive many requests on how to purchase this item locally and my best recommendation is to request it via Nigel Khan Booksellers. They are more than happy to source individual requests, and who knows, if enough people ask it may become a staple for their shelves 🙂

Now on to the countdown!

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

sweethands-9433000 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!

naps-126x150-2088037 2. 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!

baking-4739392 3. Baking: From My Home to Yours

Description: Greenspan, coauthor of books with culinary icons such as Julia Child (Baking with Julia), Daniel Boulud and Pierre Hermé, shares her favorite recipes in this tantalizing collection, which covers all the baking bases, from muffins, cookies and brownies to spoon desserts, pies and cobblers. Instructions are clear and easy to follow, and Greenspan uses everyday ingredients readily available to the home chef.

For this and other books on Baking & Desserts check out the Bread, Baking & Desserts section of my Veni Mangé Amazon Store!

4. Caribbean Cookbook: A Lifetime of Recipes – Rita Springer
5. Corelle Hearthstone Stoneware Square 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 4
6. Julia Child – The French Chef

7. Caribbean Flavors – Wendy Rahamut

8. The Sephardic Table: The Vibrant Cooking of the Mediterranean Jews
9. O, The Oprah Magazine (1-year)
10. Jewish Cooking in America: Expanded Edition (Knopf Cooks American)