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Delicious Jamaica!: Vegetarian Cuisine (Healthy World Cuisine) Paperback – January 1, 1996
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The Ben Johnson Vegetable Stew, made of all the great leftovers and pieces of vegetable in the fridge made for an adventurous treat on a hot afternoon, when shopping was out of the question. Sweet, Flavorful, Rich, Filling, Heaven in a bowl.
Yvonne treated us to her Fried Breadfruit, and some creamy vegeterian Solomon Gundy, which I have yet to locate outside Jamaica, namely in Kingston. Her conversations about the 38 different Mango's that were introduced to Jamaica and the West Indies, assures you that this isn't just some Local Cook.
We brought with us 2 bunches of country Gynip to the dinner party, and that was the payment for the truly fabulous country delicacies. approximatly $1.00 u.s. Unbelievable.
Indeed Mrs Sobers, is an internationally known consultant, responsible for bringing many international development projects closer to the people of Jamaica, instead of just the Tourist Regions. Hearing Her name mentioned daily on the radio stations in Jamaica, and seeing her Photograph in the Newspapers Islandwide, makes one know this is a Very Special Lady, and to be invited to sit on her special part of the earth and enjoy the treat of her hand is truly a dream come true for this aspiring cookbook writer.
I Advise, if you are looking for a Great New concept in Vegeterian Healthy Cooking Buy This Book and Share it With someone You Love.
My Recommendations - Hot and Spicy Shepards Pie, Ben Johnson Stew, Cashew and Gungo Loaf, Jamdown Curry, JamaicanStyle Veggy Burgers, Maro! ons, Callalalu - in all the styles; and of course Breadfruit, Tropical Gingerbread, Number 11 Mango Chutney named for one of the 38 types of Mango found in Jamaica; and Chef Yvonnes' Special Ital Rasta Pasta; (much better than that place on the hill in ochi.) This book is recommended for Senior Citizens, Dieters, Fat Free and Low FatDiets, Diabetics, Children, and Fussy Folks. The food is so delicious they will never know how healthy it really is. Guaranteed.
A less authentic cookbook would send readers to the store to buy jerk seasoning, but Delicious Jamaica teaches users how to make jerk seasoning (dry and moist), instead of merely relying on bottle and jars.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that Delicious Jamaica contextualizes Jamaican food and culture. I learned:
* Jamaican rhythm does not generally include courses of meals such as appetizers, desserts, etc.
* Jerking was perfected by Maroons
* The word Jamaica derives from the Taino word, Xaymaca
* Ben Johnson Day refers to Fridays, when not much food is in the house and a market visit is necessary
The succinct historical notes evidence the author, Sobers, is a blood and love Jamaican. She continues to make her home on the island on which she was born and therefore knows the recipes that must be included in any authentic Jamaican cookbook.
Delicious Jamaica shares "essential" Jamaican recipes such as the Stamp and Go, Run Down, Fried Plantains, Callalu, and Ackee & Fish (with "tofish"/tofu instead of fish). As well, there are recipes unfamiliar to me such as Country Style Chocolate, Callalu Lasagna and Lentil Shepherd's Pie. There is a lengthy section on beverages, which includes my favorite, Sorrell, and a "Granny's Kitchen" section.
The recipes in Delicious Jamaica use simple words, easy references and a basic, step-by-step approach to preparing Jamaican meals. Further, the vast majority of the recipes call for easily accessible ingredients. The glossary and index contribute to the ease of using Delicious Jamaica.
Most essentially, from the cover to the fonts, to the recipe titles, Delicious Jamaica has the look, feel and rhythm of Jamaica.
Cooking enthusiast, Yvonne McCalla Sobers has crafted a genuinely Jamaican cookbook that preserves traditional recipes that might otherwise be lost, as society becomes less oral and more reliant on technology. Delicious Jamaica is for anyone who wants to spice up the kitchen, thrill their families or for people who just want to create or share a love of Jamaican food, wherever in the world they might be.
Most people think the Vegan lifestyle is boring, but take a look (and try) some of these recipes, you will be pleasantly surprised and may even consider changing/evolving to the healthy Vegan lifestyle.
Just leafing through this book makes my mouth water!
So far, I have bought six copies for myself, my mother, sisters, my Caucasian-American daughter-in-law and sister-in-law. I plan to order 10 more copies to share with other family members and friends.
Thank you Ms. McCalla, for your endeavor in creating this cookbook. You have awakened my Vegan palate (and those who share the bounty of my table) in quite a tasteful manner.
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