Over 150 superb Caribbean-flavoured recipes
A feast for all the senses, Cook-Up in a Trini Kitchen not only contains over 150 superb Caribbean-flavoured recipes, but also beautiful watercolour paintings, drawings, poems, stories and anecdotes recounting experiences with food and cooking.
Taking its title from a traditional dish of Trinidad and Tobago, this cookbook is at once a cultural history and a unique mix of easy-to-follow recipes, art, poems, stories, and anecdotes.
The recipes reflect a fusion of the many nationalities that have shaped Trinidad, offering dishes that range from homey, traditional fare to new, experimental entrees.
Following the principles of his artistic practice-whereby the knowledge of and respect for materials and their uses are paramount as a basis for investigation-the author creatively explores easily available ingredients and enhances them with the subtle use of herbs and spices to create distinctive dishes, making this a serious contribution to the ever-growing reputation of Caribbean gastronomy.
Cook-Up in a Trini Kitchen contains over 150 superb Caribbean-flavoured recipes, plus beautiful watercolour paintings, drawings, poems, stories and anecdotes.
A real feast of a book, not only for those who enjoy good food and cooking, it will also delight lovers of fine art, poetry and story-telling.
Author John Lyons was born in Trinidad. An award-winning painter and poet, he now shares with you his passion for food and cooking. He is the author of Behind the Carnival, Lure of the Cascadura, and Voices from a Silk Cotton Tree, and his poems have been published in the anthologies A Caribbean Dozen and The New British Poetry.
Publisher Peepal Tree Press is home of the best in Caribbean and Black British fiction, poetry, literary criticism, memoirs and historical studies.
It is the world’s largest publisher of Caribbean fiction and poetry, with over 250 books in its list.