Provisions: The Roots of Caribbean Cooking — 150 Vegetarian Recipes Price: $15.10 (as of 16/08/2022 17:30 PST- Details)

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Provisions is an elegant balance of heritage and health. This comprehensive book celebrates the plant-based flavors of the pan-Caribbean basin and the spectacular ways in which the intellect and aesthetic of the Islands impact one of its most enduring legacies…its plates. The authors have produced an heirloom volume.―Michael W. Twitty, author of The Cooking Gene and creator of Afroculinaria

Sustaining legacy is the highest power of any cookbook. Provisions stands on the shoulders of all of the women who came before Suzanne and Michelle Rousseau. This is not only an important book, it’s also a beautiful and useful one. You’ll find yourself making a grocery list in no time.―Julia Turshen, author of Now & Again, Feed the Resistance, and Small Victories

Our female forbearers traveled to extraordinary lengths to nourish others with ordinary, often overlooked ingredients, in the most challenging circumstances. To grow, cook, and sell the food of the earth is the very definition of necessity breeding invention. In the tradition of generations of strong woman cooks, Michelle and Suzanne continue to innovate with these modern and craveably delicious recipes.―Lucinda Scala Quinn, chef, author, and host of Mad Hungry: Bringing Back the Family Meal

If you love cookbooks with a strong dash of storytelling, you’ll love Provisions from sisters Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau. They pay tribute to their family matriarchs and explain the history behind their favorite classic and contemporary Caribbean recipes.―Kerry Diamond, editor-in-chief of Cherry Bombe

Engaging, informative, and as witty as the play on words hidden in its full title, Provisions: The Roots of Caribbean Cooking takes the reader on a tour of the region’s food. Packed with recipes that made me want to head to the nearest market, taste memories that made me dream of the islands, a brief history of their family and of Caribbean food, and a glossary of local ingredients, it is simply a Caribbean vacation between two covers.―Jessica B. Harris, PhD, author, food historian, lecturer, professor (retired)

This book is truly special. At a time when women aren’t celebrated enough in the culinary world, Provisions shows that women have always been the backbone of every facet of food. The recipes paint a picture of the flavors in ‘mi grand mudda’s kitchen’ but with a modern and refreshing approach.―Jerome Grant, executive chef, Sweet Home Café

Provisions is so much more than a collection of recipes. This rich and fulfilling work of art takes us deep into the minds and kitchens of the resilient, brave and genius women of the Caribbean. Michelle and Suzanne creatively pay homage to the past while bringing the recipes and ingredients back to life with their modern interpretations.―Rock Harper, founder and president, RockSolid Creative Food Group

“[A] diverse, spot-on collection of 150 vegetarian recipes…Filled with satisfying warm-weather recipes, this is best enjoyed with a fruity rum-based cocktail close by.”
Publishers Weekly

“Designed to highlight the fresh produce of the West Indies, most recipes use fairly straightforward techniques that will be familiar to home cooks. An indispensable guide to sourcing, preparing, and substituting ingredients accompanies extensive historical background that places recipes in the context of slavery’s legacy in the region. Vibrant photography perfectly accentuates the bright flavors of the food, creating a sublime mix of inspiration and practical knowledge that will appeal to all creative home cooks. Not to be missed; an essential purchase for library cookery collections.”―Library Journal (starred review)

“An ode to culinary matriarchs and a welcome reconsideration of the culinary legacy of the Caribbean.”―New Yorker (The Best Food Books of 2018)

About the Author

Sisters Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau have spent the last 20 years exploring the culture and identity of Caribbean food from their unique vantage point as Jamaican chefs and entrepreneurs. They were the hosts of the popular food and travel show Two Sisters and a Meal. They also produced and starred in the web series Island Potluck, a joint production with the Jamaica Tourist Board. Their first cookbook, Caribbean Potluck, received critical acclaim and was named one of NPR’s Best Books of 2014. Most recently, they have opened Summerhouse at the Liguanea Club in Kingston, Jamaica, a Caribbean gastropub with the mission of celebrating the soul, heritage, and lifestyle of the islands.

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