I don’t normally review cookbooks but I love this book.Â I love it enough to actually own it and not just borrow it from the library.
I love Caribbean food.Â In particular, I love plantains.Â I can’t cook plantains at all.Â So I was excited to see that there are several plantain recipes in here.Â I made the Muscovado-Roasted Plantains.Â 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.Â I need to work on my plantain skills.
I’ve made the Hominy and Spinach in Tomato-Garlic Broth several times.Â It is a spicy tomato soup.Â Very good.
I’m looking forward to the Pomegranate-Peach Barbeque Sauce.Â The husband and I read the recipe names and drool.Â 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?Â 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.Â I went through and looked up each book and added several to my TBR list.