A Carriacou Cookbook Author:Rosamund Cameron A strange street, a busy market stall piled high with unfamiliar produce, and all around the sights, sounds and smells of a colourful Caribbean community. — That is what faced the author when she first came to live on Carriacou, one of the three islands which make up the independent nation of Grenada, West Indies. (...) — "A Carriacou Cookbook" f... more »irst provides comprehensive information about local ingredients, with substitutes given where possible. Then follows a fascinating selection of over 180 recipes, from mouth-watering appetizers, through the intriguing "Oil Down," to "Rum Fudge Pie," one of the most dangerous of rum-based desserts! (...)
A wonderful guide to the flavours of the Windward Islands, "A Carriacou Cookbook" deserves a place on the shelves of all cooks who enjoy expanding their culinary horizons. It is guaranteed to add that touch of spice to your home cooking.« less
We picked this up while on a "self-catering" vacation in the Caribbean, and it came in very handy when trying to figure out how to cook with the local produce. As it happens, I'm not a great fan of most West Indian dishes -- but if you are, or if you're planning to visit the area, this would be a worthwhile read. A few of the recipes call for exotic ingredients (callaloo, eddoe) that might require a trip to an ethnic market, but most of them can be made with ingredients from an ordinary grocery store.