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The Real Taste of Jamaica Paperback – September, 2000

4.2 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Ian Randle Publishers; 2nd edition (September 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9766370214
  • ISBN-13: 978-9766370213
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #659,791 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on February 9, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is the best cookbook for Jamaican cuisine that I've ever seen! The author is a well-known cook in Jamaica; therefore, she's an excellent source of information. The cookbook has many wonderful photos of the finished product (a feature that is not commonly found in cookbooks that are geared towards Jamaican cooking), and the recipes are very easy to follow. I am born of Jamaican parents, and I really wanted to find a good book that could help me cook authentic Jamaican dishes in an authentic way. I've had this book for seven years and I successfully made every dish that I've tried. The book covers all types of food (appetizers, entrees, desserts, drinks), and it has a glossary to help you learn about certain foods that are not commonly found outside of Jamaica. If you are serious about learning how to cook Jamaican food, this is the book to have. If you are unable to get this book in your home country, I would suggest contacting the Jamaica Tourist Board and finding out the names of some bookstores in Kingston, Montego Bay or Ocho Rios. Contact those stores directly. If someone is going over to Jamaica, have them get this book for you (it's a great gift). I just bought a copy for someone while I was in a bookstore Ocho Rios. It was being sold in hardback for $29.95 ($60.00 less than what it was being sold for on-line). I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to make authentic Jamaican food.
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I lived in Jamaica for twenty-eight years, never cooked. My mother and sisters always cook, but now I live in the States and crave Jamaican food So I got this book to help me out. It is the best. I use my book at least once per week.
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I was born in Jamaica and have not been home for a long time, so I was trying to find a book with everything that my mother used to make, and untill now I have been searching endlessly whenl I found this book it was like a dream come true for me Thanks you Enid.
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This was a gift to me from my father. I've had this book for 10 years and just recently started using it. So far i've made the Curry Chicken, Fricasee Chicken, Ackee and Saltfish and Fish. They all turned out REALLY good...and on my first try. I would recommend this book to anyone searching for a 'taste of Jamaica'.
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This is the most comprehensive Jamaican cook book I've ever had the pleasure of using. I was mostly impressed by the author's inclusion of some of the Island's unique recipes which are difficult if not impossible to find elsewhere. I highly recommend this book to everyone who enjoys caribbean cuisine. My highest praises to the author and thanks for this compliment to my cook book library.
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I got the book for a few specific recipes. this edition has oxtails listed in the index, but it is not in the book. Got left out in the updated edition. Get the original edition if you want the oxtail recipe.
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I am going to Jamaica in June and can hardly wait to taste the catch of the day, bananas, paw-paw, jerk, sauces, bullas, otaheite apple pies and other foods found in this book. Photographs by Ray Chen, are inspiring and fresh. Recipes are easy to follow with many color photos. After trying some of the recipes, I know I'll want to explore more of the different Jamacian foods. This was a gift from my wonderful friend Joy, from Jamaica.
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I am a jamaican who has tried these recipes. Epic failure. The proportions are wrong for a number of them. The puddings are too watery,
The fritters tasteless, the rock buns/cakes and Easter buns too soft and lacking spice. As for the drinks...forget the drinks. Did no one test the recipes prior to publishing? Waste of money. The photos are nice but nothing like the finished products.
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