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A Taste of the Tropics: Traditional and Innovative Cooking from the Pacific and Caribbean Paperback – May 1, 1992
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Not trusting my own judgement I double and triple checked the recipes for Callalloo, Roti and Curry with a close friend who likes to cook, and with my housekeeper. Both disapproved,** 'steupsing'** as they read the weird lists of ingredients and even more bizarre directions for cooking them.
However, the complete and entire title of this book is "A Taste of the Tropics, Traditional and Innovative Cooking from the Pacific and Caribbean". Could it be that Chef Solomon has been doing some innovative cooking of his own while preparing Trinidad Callalloo, Roti, and Curry?
Or that the clients of this chef and owner of Emily's Gourmet in Denver Colorado and, previously, Jay's Café in Ithaca, New York either forgot all the tastes they ever knew about home cooking, or aren't Trinidadians?
Indeed, one wonders what reviewers of cook books in Hawaii, Thailand. Polynesia and Viet Nam have to say about his Tropical Eastern dishes?
Should you doubt my opinion of "A Taste of the Tropics" try putting it side-by-side with the Naparima Girls High School classic cookbook (the `bible' of all Trinidad cookbooks -- also available from Amazon.com) to compare the lists of ingredients and directions for cooking the very best of Trinidad fare.
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While not everything in this book may be exactly like the food as is in the countries/regions listed in the title, I can say that every recipe we've tried in the six years we've... Read morePublished 17 months ago by B. Yankee
I bought this cookbook many years ago. It's now in three pieces, food spatters on many pages, notes like "delicious - use with leftover meats" and "pair with Pumpkin... Read morePublished on January 2, 2013 by K. Thurman