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    The Caribbean is a large region, containing many diverse island nations. Most of the islands were once colonies of Spain, France, the Netherlands or Britain, and hence the influence of these countries' cuisines can be seen in many Carribean dishes. Additionally, influences and ingredients from African cuisine, especially West African cuisine, can be seen in many dishes, this being the region from which many of the slaves imported to work on the sugar plantations, came from. The British in particular also brought many indentured laborers from India to the Caribbean, especially to Trinidad and Tobago, and here the influence of Indian cuisine can be seen too.

    Some popular Caribbean recipes and dishes include:
    • Alcapurrias - A dish from Puerto Rico. It is made by placing meat or crab in a dough made from green bananas and taro root, and then frying.

    • Callaloo - A dish meat from leaf vegetables (the leaf used varies between different Caribbean islands), with okra, and coconut milk, simmered down to a thick soup or stew. Other ingredients are often added such as meat, crayfish (sometimes known as "Caribbean lobster") and chopped onions. Chili peppers, garlic and spices are used to flavor the dish.

    • Curried goat - Goat meat in a rich curry sauce.

    • Curry chicken and roti - Indian-style curried chicken, with Indian-style bread ("roti") - particularly popular in Trinidad and Tobago.

    • Jerk meat - Another dish from Jamaica, jerk meat is chicken flavored with a fiery mixture of spices which are together known as "Jamaican jerk spice". Ideally the meat is cooked on a charcoal grill, but it can be oven cooked when this is not possible. In Jamaica itself, the usual meats used are pork or goat. Among the Jamaican dispora overseas, jerk chicken is particularly popular.

    • Arroz con gandules - Another dish from Puerto Rico. It is rice with pigeon-peas and smoked ham, and is flavored with sofrito (a thick cooked sauce).

      Arroz con gandules

    • Mofongo - This popular dish from Puerto Rico is made from green plantains or cassava, which are fried with garlic, pork cracklings and olive oil. It is then mashed and served with meat or chicken soup.

    • Rice and peas - Rice cooked with coconut and mixed with beans (such as pigeon-peas or red kidney beans) or peas.

    • Salt fish and ackee - This is sometimes said to be the national of Jamaica, where it is actually most popular as a breakfast. The dish is prepared from salted cod, which is washed and rehydrated, and then sautéed together with boiled ackee (ackee is a type of fruit, originally from West Africa - it must be very carefully prepared, as if improperly prepared it can be poisonous). The dish also usually contains tomatoes and peppers, and is flavored with herbs and spices.
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    Keto for Life: Look Better, Feel Better, and Watch the Weight Fall off with 160+ Delicious High-Fat Recipes

    By Mellissa Sevigny

    Victory Belt Publishing
    Released: 2018-05-29
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    Keto for Life: Look Better, Feel Better, and Watch the Weight Fall off with 160+ Delicious High-Fat Recipes
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    The ketogenic lifestyle has been proven to aid in weight loss and to help people achieve better overall health. Mellissa Sevigny, the voice behind the highly acclaimed food blog I Breathe, I’m Hungry, has been a leader in low-carb, ketogenic living for many years and understands the key factors to achieve lifelong success. In her new book, Keto for Life, she delivers a complete road map to adopting and sustaining a ketogenic diet. Keto for Life is a book for real people with busy lives, picky family members, and moderate budgets. Mellissa firmly believes that budget, time, and eating with loved ones should not be deterrents to living a keto lifestyle, feeling great, and enjoying the food you’re eating. Keto for Life gives readers tools and recipes to thrive on keto. People who are new to the ketogenic diet want answers to the common problems of how to eat keto without needing years of experience as prep cook in a commercial kitchen and how to stay within their grocery budget, keep the rest of the family from staging a mutiny, and not be forced to shop, prep, and cook full-time to make their goals a reality. Keto for Life educates readers on the do’s and don’ts of keto, providing a wealth of tips and strategies to help them get started right away and work toward their goals. Readers can pick up this book on a Monday and be well on the way to their new keto lifestyle by the weekend.

    Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed

    By Bryant Terry

    Ten Speed Press
    Released: 2014-04-08
    Hardcover (224 pages)

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    In Afro-Vegan, renowned chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry reworks and remixes the favorite staples, ingredients, and classic dishes of the African Diaspora to present more than 100 wholly new, creative culinary combinations that will amaze vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike. 

    Blending African, Carribean, and southern cuisines results in delicious recipes like Smashed Potatoes, Peas, and Corn with Chile-Garlic Oil, a recipe inspired by the Kenyan dish irio, and Cinnamon-Soaked Wheat Berry Salad with dried apricots, carrots, and almonds, which is based on a Moroccan tagine. Creamy Coconut-Cashew Soup with Okra, Corn, and Tomatoes pays homage to a popular Brazilian dish while incorporating classic Southern ingredients, and Crispy Teff and Grit Cakes with Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Peanuts combines the Ethiopian grain teff with stone-ground corn grits from the Deep South and North African zalook dip. There’s perfect potluck fare, such as the simple, warming, and intensely flavored Collard Greens and Cabbage with Lots of Garlic, and the Caribbean-inspired Cocoa Spice Cake with Crystallized Ginger and Coconut-Chocolate Ganache, plus a refreshing Roselle-Rooibos Drink that will satisfy any sweet tooth. 

    With more than 100 modern and delicious dishes that draw on Terry’s personal memories as well as the history of food that has traveled from the African continent, Afro-Vegan takes you on an international food journey. Accompanying the recipes are Terry’s insights about building community around food, along with suggested music tracks from around the world and book recommendations. For anyone interested in improving their well-being, Afro-Vegan’s groundbreaking recipes offer innovative, plant-based global cuisine that is fresh, healthy, and forges a new direction in vegan cooking.

    Lonely Planet Cuba (Travel Guide)

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    Cuba: The Cookbook

    By Madelaine Vazquez Galvez

    Phaidon Press
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    A unique compilation of authentic home-cooking recipes from Cuba, reflecting the island's remarkable culinary diversity

    Cuban food is known worldwide for its blend of bright colours and intense flavors, and Cuba: The Cookbook is the first book to celebrate and document comprehensively its cuisine and contemporary food culture. Collected by those who best know the entire Cuban culinary landscape, the 350 home-cooking recipes in this compendium explore the country's myriad traditions and influences - from Spanish to Soviet to Chinese - through recipes for appetizers, rice dishes, fish, meat, vegetables, egg dishes, desserts, and more.

    Authentic Mexican 20th Anniversary Ed: Regional Cooking from the Heart of Mexico

    By Mr. Rick Bayless

    William Morrow Company
    Released: 2007-04-03
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    Americans have at last discovered Mexico's passion for exciting food. We've fallen in love with the great Mexican combination of rich, earthy flavors and casual, festive dining. But we don't begin to imagine how sumptuous and varied the cooking of Mexico really is.

    After ten years of loving exploration, Rick Bayless, together with his wife, Deann, gave us Authentic Mexican, this now classic, easy-to-use compendium of our southern neighbor's cooking.

    This all-embracing cookbook offers the full range of dishes, from poultry, meat, fish, rice, beans, and vegetables to eggs, snacks made of corn masa, tacos, turnovers, enchiladas and their relatives, tamales, and moles, ending with desserts, sweets, and beverages. There are irresistible finger foods such as Yucatecan marinated shrimp tacos and crispy cheese-filled masa turnovers; spicy corn chowder and chorizo sausage with melted cheese will start off a special dinner; you will find mole poblano, charcoal-grilled pork in red-chile adobo, and marinated fish steamed in banana leaves for those times when you want to celebrate; and exotic ice creams, caramel custards, and pies to top off any meal. There's even a section devoted to refreshing coolers, rich chocolate drinks, and a variety of tequila-laced cocktails.

    The master recipes feature all the pointers you'll need for re-creating genuine Mexican textures and flavors in a North American kitchen. Menu suggestions and timing and advance-preparation tips make these dishes perfectly convenient for today's working families. And traditional and contemporary variations accompany each recipe, allowing the cook to substitute and be creative.

    Rick and Deann Bayless traveled more than thirty-five thousand miles investigating the six distinct regions of Mexico and learning to prepare what they found. From town to town, recipe by recipe, they personally introduce you to Mexico's cooks, their kitchens, their markets, and their feasts.

    If, like the rest of us, you have a growing love for Mexican food, the reliable recipes in this book and the caring, personal presentation by Rick and Deann Bayless will provide meal after meal of pure pleasure for your family and friends.

    Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America

    By Maricel E. Presilla

    W.W. Norton & Co
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    The 2013 James Beard Foundation Cookbook of the Year

    How to cook everything Latin American.

    Gran Cocina Latina unifies the vast culinary landscape of the Latin world, from Mexico to Argentina and all the Spanish-speaking countries of the Caribbean. In one volume it gives home cooks, armchair travelers, and curious chefs the first comprehensive collection of recipes from this region. An inquisitive historian and a successful restaurateur, Maricel E. Presilla has spent more than thirty years visiting each country personally. She’s gathered more than 500 recipes for the full range of dishes, from the foundational adobos and sofritos to empanadas and tamales to ceviches and moles to sancocho and desserts such as flan and tres leches cake. Detailed equipment notes, drink and serving suggestions, and color photographs of finished dishes are also included. This is a one-of-a-kind cookbook to be savored and read as much for the writing and information as for its introduction to heretofore unrevealed recipes. Two-color; 32 pages of color photographs; 75 line drawings

    Puerto Rican Cookery

    By Carmen Aboy Valldejuli

    Pelican Publishing Company
    Released: 1983-03-31
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    Puerto Rican Cookery has become the standard reference on traditional native cookery (cocina criolla). According to the San Juan Star, "the cookbook is seen and is more likely better read in some homes than the religious tome. . . . [it] is considered a primer for beginning cooks . . . a textbook for home economists and it is a guide for the gourmet as well."

    Cocina criolla

    By Carmen Valldejuli

    Pelican Publishing
    Released: 1983-03-31
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    "The foremost authority on Puerto Rican cooking is a silver haired, stylish, and warmly hospitable woman named Carmen Aboy Valldejuli . . . [her books] are considered today to be the definitive books on island cooking."
    -New York Times

    Written entirely in Spanish, Cocina Criolla, the standard reference work on traditional Puerto Rican cooking, is in its 68th priniting and has special appeal to those who enjoy the island's cuisine.

    In addition to offering hundreds of delicious recipes, Cocina Criolla includes advice for the inexperienced cook that ranges from suggestions about the most efficient way to read a recipe to suggestions about what kitchen equipment every cook should have.

    Cocina Criolla no puede compararse con la generalidad de los libros de cocina. En muchos puntos difiere grandemente de �stos. Pero por su encaje perfecto en la necesidad actual de literatura culinaria pr�ctica y �til y por la forma detallada y caracter�stica de sus rectas es, de por s�, �nico en su clase.

    Cocina Criolla solucionar� muchas problemas dom�sticos y por lo tanto, est� llamad a ser un libro indespensable en el hogar.

    The English edition of this book, Puerto Rican Cookery, is in its 36th printing with more than 167,000 copies in print and is also available from Pelican.

    Caribbean Vegan: Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Authentic Island Cuisine for Every Occasion

    By Taymer Mason

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    Spice up your life with over 200 authentic Caribbean recipes—veganized!

    Welcome to the Caribbean, home to an incredibly rich cooking tradition. Here, African, French, Asian, and Spanish influences combine with the local flavors of Barbados, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and more. You’ll discover:
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    Coconuts and Collards: Recipes and Stories from Puerto Rico to the Deep South

    By Von Diaz

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    Released: 2018-02-26
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    When her family moved from Puerto Rico to Atlanta, Von Diaz traded plantains, roast pork, and malta for grits, fried chicken, and sweet tea. Brimming with humor and nostalgia, Coconuts and Collards is a recipe-packed memoir of growing up Latina in the Deep South.

    The stories center on the women in Diaz’s family who have used food to nourish and care for one another. When her mother--newly single and with two young daughters--took a second job to make ends meet, Diaz taught herself to cook, preparing meals for her sister after school, feeding her mother when she came home late from work. During summer visits to Puerto Rico, her grandmother guided her rediscovery of the island’s flavors and showed her traditional cooking techniques. Years later the island called her back to its warm and tropical embrace to be comforted by its familiar flavors.

    Inspired by her grandmother’s 1962 copy of Cocina Criolla--the Puerto Rican equivalent of the Joy of Cooking--Coconuts and Collards celebrates traditional recipes while fusing them with Diaz’s own family history and a contemporary Southern flair. Diaz discovers the connections between the food she grew up eating in Atlanta and the African and indigenous influences in so many Puerto Rican dishes. The funche recipe is grits kicked up with coconut milk. White beans make the catfish corn chowder creamy and give it a Spanish feel. The pinchos de pollo--chicken skewers--feature guava BBQ sauce, which doubles as the sauce for adobo-coated ribs. The pastelón is shepherd’s pie . . . with sweet plantains. And the quingombo recipe would be recognized as stewed okra in any Southern kitchen, even if it is laced with warm and aromatic sofrito

    Diaz innovates for modern palates, updating and lightening recipes and offering vegetarian alternatives. For the chayotes rellenos (stuffed squash), she suggests replacing the picadillo (sautéed ground beef) with seitan or tofu. She offers alternatives for difficult-to-find ingredients, like substi¬tuting potatoes for yucca and yautía--root vegetables typically paired with a meat to make sancocho. Diaz’s version of this hearty stew features chicken and lean pork.

    And because every good Puerto Rican meal ends with drinks, desserts, and dancing, Diaz includes recipes for besitos de coco (coconut kisses), rum cake, sofrito bloody marys, and anticuado, an old-fashioned made with rum.

    With stunning photographs that showcase the geographic diversity of the island and the vibrant ingredients that make up Puerto Rican cuisine, this cookbook is a moving story about discovering our roots through the foods that comfort us. It is about the foods that remind us of family and help us bridge childhood and adulthood, island and mainland, birthplace and adopted home.



     
     


     
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