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The Caribbean Pantry Cookbook : Condiments and Seasonings from the Land of Spice and Sun
Jacobs, Martin (Photographer)
Published: January 9, 1995
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This second title in this series follows Aglasia Kremezi's The Mediterranean Pantry Cookbook (LJ 11/15/94). The recipes in Raichlen's collection of hot sauces, marinades, and rubs, chutneys, and pickles don't seem quite so exotic
as those in the Mediterranean book, perhaps because other good Caribbean cookbooks have been around for a while. And they are not always particularly authentic renditions; Raichlen, a cooking teacher and author of many cookbooks, including Miami Spice
(LJ 11/15/93), often puts his own particular spin on these Latin American condiments and dishes. Beautiful photographs and lots of appealing recipes, but not an essential purchase.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Mouth-searing hot sauces, fragrant marinades and fiery spice rubs, tropical fruit preserves, jams, and cooling rum drinks: The Caribbean Pantry Cookbook: Condiments, Seasonings, and Preserves from the Land of Spice and Sun captures the
vibrant flavors and tropical abundance of this diverse region. Its 70 recipes and 20 full-color photographs will help add island excitement to everyday meals. Steven Raichlen, author of Miami Spice, has traveled widely throughout the region and collected
his favorite recipes for condiments and seasoning mixes.
There are few places in the world where you can find such eclectic assortment of condiments and seasonings as in the Caribbean, where the bold flavors match the intensity of the tropical
sun. Many ethnic groups have contributed to the region's culinary melting pot, combining elements of European, North African, and even Asian cuisines with the region's characteristic fruits, vegetables, and spices.
The Caribbean Pantry includes
recipes for pantry items as well as for dishes in which to use them. With a well-stocked pantry, it's easy to chase away the mid-winter blues by putting Orange Pepper Jelly on an English muffin, sipping Passion Fruit Punch by the fire, enlivening chicken
breasts with St. Barts Creole Sauce, or a filet of grouper with Chili Lime Sauce. Use Mojo (Cuban Garlic-Cumin Sauce) to marinate shell steak, or create Bajan Roast Game Hens with Seasoning, the classic seasoning mix of Barbados. The recipes in The
Caribbean Pantry are simple to make and most ingredients are widely available (mail-order sources are included for hard-to-find items).
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