As you may already know, CaribbeanPot.com was created as a space where I could document the recipes my daughters grew up enjoying. They were about to leave home to further their education, and I wanted them to take the Caribbean kitchen with them. Though I call Canada home, my tiny kitchen is very reflective of the Caribbean… alive with spices, fresh herbs, and delicious sauces. Caribbean recipes are not as well documented as other cultures’ are, and it’s one of the reasons why you’ll hardly ever find a Caribbean recipe book at major book chains. I didn’t want my daughters disconnecting from their Caribbean heritage, and — more importantly — I didn’t want them eating in an unhealthy way.
Along with the goals of having my girls eating well and passing on my culinary traditions, I especially wanted the recipes to be easy to for them to follow — foolproof, in fact. Over the past five years, I’ve shown you, on my Website, how simple it is to create tasty and healthy meals, rich in flavour, and wonderfully appetizing.
And so I decided to write The Vibrant Caribbean Pot — 100 Traditional And Fusion Recipes, Vol 2. For me, this book represents my way of contributing to my culinary history, so nothing gets lost over time. And based on the connection to Caribbean food, this book on traditional Caribbean cooking is the natural evolution of the Website I started all those years ago.