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Sugar and Spice and Everything Irie: Savoring Jamaica's Flavors
Published: October 1, 2001
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From Publishers Weekly
Sugar, Spice and Feeling GoodFor 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.
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Escape to the beauty and delectable food of Jamaica and feel "all right"
("irie")! 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.
SUGAR AND SPICE AND EVERYTHING IRIE is a delightful cookbook that features 115, easy, home-style recipes guaranteed to liven up your daily cooking. Some recipes are sweet, some are savory - and all
represent Veda's most requested dishes over her 45 years of preparing and teaching Jamaican cuisine. And since local grocery stores now regularly stock Caribbean staples, finding the necessary ingredients is easier than ever.
SUGAR AND SPICE AND
EVERYTHING IRIE includes everything from appetizers to desserts, and will help you whip up such island specialties as: - Jamaican Vegetable Patties - Shrimp Curry - Cream of Callaloo Soup with Okra - Jamaican Potato Salad - Escovitch Fish - Eggplant
Casserole - Baked Salted Codfish and Black-Eyed Peas - African Beef Peanut Stew - Sweet Potato Relish - Coconut Chips - Plantain Pie with Rum Sauce - Grapefruit Snaps - Pineapple Lemonade - Banana Rum Shake
In addition, the book contains: -
special occasion menus along with entertaining, music, and décor suggestions to create an all-out Jamaican dining experience - information about the origins and folklore of indigenous ingredients - glossary of ingredients and cooking terms - information
about the SUGAR AND SPICE website, which features photos of Jamaica, indigenous ingredients, and dishes from the book
SUGAR AND SPICE AND EVERYTHING IRIE is also a good read. It is sprinkled with charming anecdotes and family stories about
growing up in Jamaica as well as wise Jamaican proverbs.
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