Recipe and Craft Guide to the Caribbean

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In the sunny Caribbean, bananas, coconuts, cashews, mangoes, and limes grow on trees, and some fish even seem to fly. Though the islands share a tragic past of warfare, slavery, and pirate raids, each island has a unique heritage. Poor man's Fritters are a legacy of slavery. The molasses and brown sugar in gingerbread come from the cane fields that made the islands rich. Curry is a contribution from east India; a taste of Spain is in Christmas tembleque; and pirates and native ...

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Overview

In the sunny Caribbean, bananas, coconuts, cashews, mangoes, and limes grow on trees, and some fish even seem to fly. Though the islands share a tragic past of warfare, slavery, and pirate raids, each island has a unique heritage. Poor man's Fritters are a legacy of slavery. The molasses and brown sugar in gingerbread come from the cane fields that made the islands rich. Curry is a contribution from east India; a taste of Spain is in Christmas tembleque; and pirates and native Arawaks are remembered in the cooking method called barbecue.

Capture the spirit of Caribbean cooks and artists as you toss a colorful salad with fresh fruits. Craft seashells into picture frames, and make musical instruments from dried gourds. Stencil a Jolly Roger flag, and make a scary mask out of common household materials.

With a few simple ingredients, some hot peppers, and household supplies, You can cook and craft your way across the caribbean, and find out what gives its culture so much spice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584159353
  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Series: World Crafts and Recipes Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 9 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Tropical Garden of Eden 4

Tropical Fruit Salad 10

Caribbean Coconut Rice 12

Calabash Bowl 14

Callaloo 16

A Miniature Treasure Chest 18

Haitian Griot 20

Seed Beads 22

Arroz Con Pollo 24

Tembleque-A Christmas pudding 26

Los Tres Reyes-Three Kings' Day 28

Musical Instruments: Maracas, Guiro 29

Steel Drums 30

Plantation Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce 32

Sew a Spice Bag 34

Make a Mask for Carnivel 36

Stamp and Go, or Poor Man's Fritters 40

Make a Mobile 42

Flying Fish from Barbados 44

Sailors' Valentines-Maritime Mosaics 46

Banana Bread 48

Fly Your Own Jolly Roger 50

Jerk Chicken for a Buccaneer's Barbecue 54

A Bouquet of Tropical Flowers 56

Curried Lamb 58

Further Reading 60

Books 60

Works Consulted 60

On the Internet 61

Glossary 62

Index 63

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