A little over two years ago, I’d announced that Cynthia Nelson, Caribbean food writer, photographer and fellow foodblogger had completed her book Tastes Like Home. While the book didn’t make it to stores back then, it was released recently, published by Ian Randle publishers and is now available for purchase online and in stores in the Caribbean. In fact, Cynthia has been making the rounds, in her homeland of Guyana, Barbados, and now Trinidad and Tobago, to officially launch Tastes Like Home and do book signings. Tastes Like Home: My Caribbean Cookbook will be launched in T&T on Friday 1 April 2011, and there will be a book signing at Nigel Khan bookstore in West Mall on Saturday.
I picked up a copy of this absolutely gorgeous book in Barbados last month – it is part memoir and part cookbook. Stories associated with the foods of her childhood, the Caribbean, with recipes and beautiful photos.If you haven’t seen Cynthia’s photos, or read some of these stories, head over to her blog of the same name and get a taste. The book might be larger or heavier than regular cookbooks, but that’s because it’s not just a cookbook. The quality of the paper and the layouts are perfect for a keepsake book on Caribbean cuisine. And after all, it’s where I found out important things, like how despite our many food similarities, Guyanese don’t have bake (roast) bake
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