Top critical review
Recipes that are old and needs some updating
on 29 January 2016
This was a book that had been recommended to me by my cousin , who had been given a copy by her mother as a wedding gift. Whilst there was all the recipes that I was expecting for Jamaica, with lots of good pictures of vegetables and spices, for the cost of the book (and over three weeks before delivery ) , I felt disappointed. Many of the recipes added sugar, and as a Jamaican, who left at an early age to live in the UK, was conciousely looking for authenticity to the recipes, but found myself adding additional ingredients in my head, to what I had learnt over the years and had developed for my family. The extensive use of sugar to recipes that I don't believe is necessary and I knew could be omitted , wondered if this book should be updated especially as we know the conceqence of sugar today .
This is a book that gives a good description of the many recipes that are of Jamaica, but lacks some ingedients that truly give the flavours that I was looking for.