This cookbook is a great blessing for the newly wed, the bachelor, the chef who wants to expand on his expertise, the novice and for those who entertain regularly. It is also for the international Gourmet, who wants to see how Caribbean food is prepared and taste without being here in the Caribbean. This book is enriched with recipes from Guyana, Trinidad, Barbados, and the rest of our Caribbean nation.
Rita Springer is very expressive in her directions; if you just take your time and follow her guidelines slowly, you will gain confidence in your kitchen; and believe me all of us need this from time to time. We cannot cook every dish perfectly; we are good at some, and others of us are prepared to eat out in a restaurant particularly on weekends. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that but imagine when you are having a dinner at your home and you want to surprise your guests, you can pick the hints from the settings in the restaurant, and Caribbean Cooking will do the rest.
Check carefully the photos in this issue. They are to die for. This book comes highly recommended.
Reviewed by Heather Marshall Negahdar ( Haze 19th September 2010)