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

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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 ...
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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.
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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
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781896511160
  • Publisher: Callawind Publications Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9
1. Appetizers & Snacks
Jerk Pork and Chicken Pate 12
Jamaican Chicken Patties 13
Jamaican Beef Patties 14
Jamaican Vegetable Patties 16
Jamaican Salted Codfish Patties 17
Salted Codfish Fritters 18
2. Soups
Jamaican Oxtail Soup 20
Jamaican Oxtail Soup II 21
Fish Tea (Soup) 22
Jamaican Beef Soup 23
Cream of Callaloo Soup with Okra 24
Jamaican Beef and Vegetable Soup 25
Fresh Cream Corn Soup 26
Vegetable Soup 27
3. Salads
Jamaican Potato Salad 30
Kool Salad 31
Carrot and Cabbage Salad 32
Avocado Salad 33
Fresh Green Bean Salad 34
Spicy Cucumber Salad 35
Spicy Salted Codfish Salad 36
4. Main Courses
Fish
Working with Fish 38
Ackee and Salted Codfish 39
Stuffed Breadfruit with Ackee and Salted Codfish 40
Callaloo and Salted Codfish 41
Callaloo and Salted Codfish-Stuffed Baked Potatoes 42
Salted Codfish and Callaloo Omelet 43
Salted Codfish Hash 44
Baked Salted Codfish and Black-Eyed Peas 45
Salted Codfish and Sweet Potato Casserole 46
Salted Mackerel with Green Bananas 47
Brown Stew Fish 48
Escovitch Fish 49
Baked Whole Fish 50
Baked Whole Fish with Callaloo Stuffing 51
Baked Fish with Mushrooms and Tomato 52
Curry Dishes
Curry Beef 53
Curry Chicken 54
Curry Goat 55
Curry Shrimp 56
Curry Potato 57
Curry Barbecued Chicken 58
Floured Curry Chicken 59
Curry Potato Stuffing 60
Curry Fish 61
Salted Codfish-Egg Curry 62
Meat & Poultry
African Beef Peanut Stew 63
Fresh Corn and Beef Stew 64
Oxtail and Lima Bean Stew 65
Brown Stew Pork 66
Jerk Pork 67
Pork Marinade 68
Pork, Shrimp, and Rice Cook-Up 69
Jerk Chicken 70
African Pili Pili Chicken 71
5. Vegetables
Baked Chocho (Irish Potato) 74
Steamed Cabbage 75
Coconut Vegetables (Jamaican Rundun) 76
Eggplant Casserole 77
Vegetable Casserole 78
Potato Balls 79
Cheese and Potato Balls 80
Callaloo and Potato Croquettes 81
6. Side Dishes
Plain Roti (Chapatis) 84
Fried Dumplings (Johnny Cakes) 85
Boiled Dumplings 86
Pumpkin Pudding 87
Boiled Green Bananas 88
Breadfruit Stuffing 89
Mushroom Stuffing 90
Callaloo Stuffing 91
Jamaican Rice and Peas 92
Jamaican Turn Cornmeal (African Ugali) 93
Sweet Potato Relish 94
Green Banana Chips 95
Coconut Chips 96
7. Beverages
Non-Alcoholic
Pineapple Lemonade 98
Pineapple Summer Quencher 99
Tropical Julep 100
Papaw Julep 101
Papaw and Orange Julep Punch 102
Tea Punch 103
Tropical Fruit Punch 104
Mango Punch 105
Pumpkin Punch 106
Banana Shake 107
Guava Shake 108
Alcoholic
Rum Sour 109
Mild Rum Punch 110
Summer Cooler 111
Beer Punch 112
Guinness Stout Punch 113
Banana Rum Shake 114
8. Desserts
Tropical Fruit Salad 116
Fried Ripe Plantains 117
Grapefruit Snaps 118
Coconut Drops 119
Ginger Candy 120
Sweet Potato Duckunoo 121
Sweet Potato Pudding (Jamaican Pone) 122
Guava Custard 123
Plantain Pudding 124
Baked Bread Pudding 125
Orange Peach Cake 126
Jamaican Easter Bun 127
Steamed Christmas Pudding 128
Banana Fritters 130
Sweet Potato and Banana Fritters 131
Plantain Pie 132
9. Sauces & Dips
Avocado Cream Cheese Dip 134
Mango Chutney 135
Peanut Sauce 136
Rich Brown Sauce 137
Tasty Brown Sauce 138
Bread Sauce 139
Rum Sauce 140
Setting the Scene for the Perfect Jamaican Meal: Decor, Music, and Menus 141
Shopping Sources 146
Glossary of Ingredients 147
Glossary of Cooking Terms 151
Sugar and Spice Online 152
Index 153
About the Authors 160
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2006

    Irie Indeed

    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.

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