I don’t normally review cookbooks but I love this book.  I love it enough to actually own it and not just borrow it from the library.

I love Caribbean food.  In particular, I love plantains.  I can’t cook plantains at all.  So I was excited to see that there are several plantain recipes in here.  I made the Muscovado-Roasted Plantains.  The sauce is very good but I don’t think I know how to pick a ripe enough planatain so they didn’t get as soft as I would like.  I need to work on my plantain skills.

I’ve made the Hominy and Spinach in Tomato-Garlic Broth several times.  It is a spicy tomato soup.  Very good.

I’m looking forward to the Pomegranate-Peach Barbeque Sauce.  The husband and I read the recipe names and drool.  There are so many things I want to try here that I almost get paralyzed with indecision about what to make first.

But the thing that puts this book over the top?  Each recipe comes with a song recommendation and several of them come with a book recommendation.

Recipes with book recommendations – I had to sit down when I saw that.

There is fiction and nonfiction and poetry.  I went through and looked up each book and added several to my TBR list.