The angle: Come for the party, stay for the food — this is Caribbean home cooking at its finest.
Recipes for right now: Callalloo Dip with Homemade Root Chips, Cho Cho Zucchini-and-Mint Gazpacho, Jerked Honey-Bacon Cheeseburger, Roast Salmon with Citrus Ginger Aioli, Curried Goat with White Rum and Fresh Mango
Who would enjoy this book? Cooks who love spice and bold flavors, anyone craving island food but lack a plane ticket to get there in person.
• Who wrote it: Suzanne & Michelle Rousseau
• Who published it: Kyle Books
• Number of recipes: Over 100
• Other highlights: Raise your hand if you think Caribbean cooking is all about jerk seasoning and one-pot stews — don't be shy! Suzanne and Michelle Rosseau, the ladies behind "Two Sisters and a Meal," say that these are a part of Caribbean cuisine. They're just not all of Caribbean cuisine. Not by a long shot.
The recipes in this book are drawn from the sisters' favorite family dishes, traditional Caribbean dishes, and their own modern creations using Caribbean flavors and ingredients. The dishes are fresh, boldly flavored, and sassy — the kind of dishes that make you pay full attention when they're filling your plate.
The sisters also emphasize, through stories and photos and observations of island life, that the vast majority of these dishes are meant to be shared, family-style. In fact, the book is arranged not by seasons or meals of the day, but by gatherings great and small — from a true Caribbean fete to Sunday family supper.
Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: Caribbean Potluck by Suzanne & Michelle Rousseau
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