Spice Necklace

Spice Necklace

A Food-lover's Caribbean Adventure

Book - 2009
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A follow-up to the national bestsellerAn Embarrassment of Mangoes, Ann Vanderhoof and her husband navigate the Caribbean on a sailboat, discovering local culture in each tiny port, and collecting sumptuous original recipes along the way. Spices and herbs are the heart and soul of Caribbean cooking, adding more to the pleasures of the table here than perhaps anywhere else. InThe Spice Necklace, award-winning food and travel writer Ann Vanderhoof embarks on a voyage of culinary discovery, as she follows her nose (and her tastebuds) into tiny kitchens and fragrant markets, through rainforest gardens and to family cookups on the beach, linking each food to its traditions, folklore and history. Meandering from island to island by sailboat, Vanderhoof takes readers along as she gathers nutmeg in Grenada, hunts crabs and freshwater crayfish in the mountains of Dominica, and obsesses about oregano-eating goats in the Dominican Republic. Along the way, she is befriended by a collection of unforgettable island characters who share with her their own delicious recipes, making this truly a book to savour.
Publisher: Toronto, ON : Doubleday Canada : 2009
ISBN: 9780385663366
Branch Call Number: 917.29 V283s
Characteristics: 459p


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Oct 01, 2012

Have you ever dreamt of leaving it all - work, the city- to sail the seven seas? If you have, this book is for you. Ann and her husband Steve leave Toronto to enjoy the sights, smells and tastes of the Caribbean. They encounter oregano munching goats and rum that's 151 proof. Find out what "sticking deh cake" means.

debwalker Feb 27, 2011

Vanderhoof sails through the Caribbean to explore the traditions, folklore and history of various Island foods, especially the herbs and spices of Caribbean cooking.

May 16, 2010

Well-written, and the recipes look good (I haven't tried any of them yet). About the 'real' Caribbean, not the resorts that most North Americans visit.

Apr 27, 2010

A lively adventure including descriptions of wonderful Caribbean meals and a flavour of life there!

Apr 13, 2010

Good, but I liked her first book better.

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