Don’t know what to cook this weekend? Here’s how to prepare authentic Jamaican Oxtail, Curried Goat and Jerk Chicken with rice & peas and fried plantains this weekend. Get the book Nyammings: 88 authentic Caribbean recipes on Amazon by Sian’s Cooking. Sian Rose, an award winning Chef from Westmoreland Jamaica has been cooking for as long as she can recall. Sian has lived and worked in Jamaica, Miami, FL and Harrisburg, PA. She is the owner and Executive Chef of What’s Cooking Authentic Caribbean Cuisine and the author of the Caribbean recipe blog, Sian’s Cooking.
Since starting What’s Cooking in 2008, Sian has won awards on the Pennsylvania Farm Show and Caribbean Shrimp Festival. She also competed in season 3 of the Food Network show Cutthroat Kitchen. Nyammings is Sian’s first cookbook.
In Nyammings, the confessed food addict takes you on a Caribbean culinary journey that will leave you licking your lips for more. The 88+ recipes in this book are a collection of recipes gained during her Jamaican childhood, years living and cooking in Miami and various travels over the years.
The entire book is peppered with related personal recollections, historical and cultural information about the recipes in the book. So, whether you’re a curious cat or a seasoned professional Nyammings has something for you. Part cookbook part memoir, Sian reflects on a childhood that included weekends in the kitchen with her Chef father, her first cooking job under the tutelage of a future James Beard winner and how she finally happened upon becoming a chef and eventual cookbook author. Each recipe is adapted to suit “Westernized” tastes and simplicity while maintaining the authentic Caribbean flavor. Caribbean islanders at home or abroad will fell right at home with authentic recipes like Black Cake, Bahamian Peas and Rice, Cou Cou and Fried Flying Fish. Nyammings not only includes 88 of the most popular authentic Caribbean recipes there are also several bonus Caribbean inspired recipes including fan favorites like Guava Wings and Rice and Black Bean Salad from Sian’s recipe blog, sianscooking.wordpress.com. Most importantly the book includes many previously unpublished (often requested) recipes including the hard to perfect Sweet Potato Pudding, Guyanese national dish Pepperpot and several conch recipes that are sure to delight any Bahamian.