Our Favorite Jamaican Recipes

Our Favorite Jamaican Recipes - Reviewed at Create With Joy

Our Favorite Jamaican Recipes – Book Review

When you think of Jamaica, what come to mind?

  • Is it the beautiful beaches and the crystal clear water?
  • Perhaps it’s a romantic honeymoon or a favorite family vacation?
  • Maybe it’s the friendly people or one of the local dishes?

If it’s authentic Jamaican food you crave, you are in for a treat. Three women – Trudy Hanks, Maureen Tapper and Rebecca Marshall – have gathered their favorite childhood recipes and published a new cookbook entitled Our Favorite Jamaican Recipes – Three Jamaican Daughters Remember Their Mothers’ Cooking!

There are several things I liked about their cookbook:

It’s authentic. The book contains over 55 recipes that fully capture the flavor and diversity of Jamaican cooking! There are Savory Soups that are traditionally served on Saturdays in Jamaican homes. There are Entrees that encompass foods both familiar and foreign to the American palate. There are also scrumptious Side Dishes, Delicious Desserts, Beverages and a few Bonus Recipes, including Jerk Seasoning for chicken, pork, and fish!

It’s homey. The book captures the childhood memories and family history of two sisters and their friends. In places, original recipes in their mother’s handwriting have been incorporated. The stories shared at the beginning of each recipe are priceless!

It’s detailed. Each recipe contains clear instructions – including clarifications where needed due to regional linguistic differences – and a photograph of the final dish!

It’s educational. Even if you’ve never been to Jamaica, you will learn a lot about the nation, the people, their cuisine and their traditions from reading this book!

Our Favorite Jamaican Recipes is a delightful book to add to your personal cookbook collection and a great educational tools that homeschoolers and family historians will enjoy!

For more information, visit the Our Favorite Jamaican Recipes website!

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a PDF of this book from the author for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

4 Responses to “Our Favorite Jamaican Recipes”

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  1. Elie says:

    Ahhh, reminds me of my trip to Jamaica once upon a time. S0unds like a great asset to your kitchen!

  2. So happy that you enjoyed the cookbook. The recipes and family stories all bring back memories of a good time growing up in Jamaica. Try some of the recipes and share our culture.

  3. Thanks for your reviews of our cookbook. and your use of our recipes in your own
    dishes for your recent party . As well as sharing our family memories.

  4. Jamaica Land We Love says:

    This review was worth the read. I love Jamaica and Jamaican cuisine. Keep spreading the love!!

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