Sugar and Spice and Everything Irie: Savoring Jamaica's Flavors

Sugar and Spice and Everything Irie: Savoring Jamaica's Flavors

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by Veda Nugent, Marrett Green
     
 
Every year thousands visit "the jewel of the Caribbean" and discover its lively flavors -- from fragrant guava to fiery Scotch bonnet peppers. Now, Jamaican-born chef/restaurateur Veda Nugent, along with her son Marrett Green, brings these authentic flavors right into your kitchen. This delightful cookbook features 115 easy, home-style recipes guaranteed to spice up

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Every year thousands visit "the jewel of the Caribbean" and discover its lively flavors -- from fragrant guava to fiery Scotch bonnet peppers. Now, Jamaican-born chef/restaurateur Veda Nugent, along with her son Marrett Green, brings these authentic flavors right into your kitchen. This delightful cookbook features 115 easy, home-style recipes guaranteed to spice up your everyday cooking. Some are sweet, some are savory -- and all represent Veda's most requested dishes over her 45 years of cooking and teaching Jamaican cookery. Whip up island delights such as: Shrimp Curry - Jamaican Vegetable Patties - Escovitch Fish - Coconut Chips - Spicy Cucumber Salad - Jamaican Rice and Peas - Pineapple Lemonade - Plantain Pie with Rum Sauce. Let mother-son authors Veda Nugent and Marrett Green take you on a journey to discover the best of Jamaica's down-to-earth cooking.

Editorial Reviews

Canadian Press
Features 115 simple-to-prepare, homestyle recipes, and is sprinkled with family stories about growing up in Jamaica, and Jamaican proverbs.
Candian Living Magazine
A book that will hook cooks. Jamaican-born Nugent and her son presents a personable collection of authentic Jamaican recipes.
Miami Herald
Veda Nugent was born to cook. The salad chapter offers a delicious spiced coleslaw and sliced avocado in a tangy dressing.
Oakland Press
The authors present fabulous dessert recipes from the jewel of the Caribbean, including guava custard, plantain pudding, and grapefruit snaps.
Post Crescent
A lively book that shows how easy it is to bring home Jamaica�s distinctive flavors.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Mother and son produce a cookbook full of island memories. Favorite recipes include Spicy Codfish Salad and Sweet Potato Pudding.
Tim Pawsey
Whether you crave the best patties or the perfect rum sour, this book will have you cooking like a local.
Vancouver Courier
Toronto Star
An easygoing cookbook packed with childhood food memories, Jamaican proverbs, and insight into a culinary style that worships bold flavors.
Vicki Gabereau National TV Show
After tasting Ackee and Salted Codfish, I want to move in with Veda! African Pili Pili Chicken is also great.
Victorville Daily Press
Offers the best of Jamaican cooking in an easy-to-follow format for beginners. Will put you in a tropical mood.
Walters, Ewart
If it gets any better than this . . . perusing this resplendent array of Jamaican dishes . . . then surely it's in the eating.
The Spectrum
Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Sugar, Spice and Feeling Good For Veda Nugent, Jamaica-born Ottawa chef and restaurateur, and her son Marrett Green, former TV journalist and now media relations specialist for Vancouver regional government, relocating did not mean leaving their wonderful tropical dishes behind. Sugar and Spice and Everything Irie: Savoring Jamaica's Flavors gathers some of their favorites, many of which have been featured in her eateries over the years. Irie, in Jamaican patois, is a greeting meaning things are okay. And they will be after sampling some of the specialties that can be created at home for everyone's enjoyment. 115 recipes such as Jerk Pork and Chicken Pat, Curry Goat, Oxtail and Lima Bean Stew, Ackee and Salted Codfish, Plantain Pudding, and Banana Rum Shake will delight fans of this most agreeable cuisine. ( Feb.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781896511160
Publisher:
Callawind Publications Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.50(d)

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Sugar and Spice and Everything Irie 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We have many books but this one is always pulled off the shelf more than the others. Good easy recipes. And an interesting perspective to the island. I've been there seven times.