As long as people have been sailing the seas, they have had to contend with pirates. Americans tend to visualize pirates as romantic antiheroes thanks to movie portrayals through the years by actors like Errol Flynn and Johnny Depp. Real pirates from the Caribbean rarely enjoyed the exotic foods from the area that can now be prepared at home. They subsisted on hardtack and watered-down rum. Finer, very flavorful fare is yours for the making — just check out the titles below to sample the spice and variety of the Caribbean.
AND A BOTTLE OF RUM: A HISTORY OF THE NEW WORLD IN TEN COCKTAILS (641.259 C981) by Wayne Curtis.
BEYOND GUMBO: CREOLE FUSION FOOD FROM THE ATLANTIC RIM (641.59729 H314b) by Jessica B. Harris.
EATING CUBAN: 120 AUTHENTIC RECIPES FROM THE STREETS OF HAVANA TO AMERICAN SHORES (641.597291 C877) by Beverly Cox.
FISH WITHOUT A DOUBT: THE COOK’S ESSENTIAL COMPANION (641.692 M818) by Rick Moonen.
GRAN COCINA LATINA: THE FOOD OF LATIN AMERICA (641.5972 P933) by Maricel E. Presilla.
JERK FROM JAMAICA: BARBECUE CARIBBEAN STYLE (641.597292 W733) by Helen Willinsky.
LATIN D’LITE: DELICIOUS LATIN RECIPES WITH A HEALTHY TWIST (641.563 H711) by Ingrid Hoffmann.
THE LATIN AMERICAN KITCHEN: A BOOK OF ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS WITH MORE THAN 200 AUTHENTIC RECIPES (641.598 L377) by Elisabeth Luard.
LUCINDA’S AUTHENTIC JAMAICAN KITCHEN (641.597292 S279) by Lucinda Scala Quinn.
MODERN CARIBBEAN CUISINE (641.59729 R147) by Wendy Rahamut.
MORGAN FREEMAN & FRIENDS: CARIBBEAN COOKING FOR A CAUSE (641.59729 W687) by Wendy Wilkinson.
PARADISE KITCHEN: CARIBBEAN COOKING WITH CHEF DANIEL ORR (641.59729 O75) by Daniel Orr.
SEAFOOD: HOW TO BUY, PREPARE, AND COOK THE BEST SUSTAINABLE FISH AND SEAFOOD FROM AROUND THE WORLD. (641.692 S438) DK Pub., 2011.
SIMPLY DELICIOSO: A COLLECTION OF EVERYDAY RECIPES WITH A LATIN TWIST(641.598 H711) by Ingrid Hoffmann.
SIMPLY SHELLFISH: QUICK AND EASY RECIPES FOR SHRIMP, CRAB, SCALLOPS, CLAMS, MUSSELS, OYSTERS, LOBSTER, SQUID, AND SIDES (641.694 P398) by Leslie Glover Pendleton.
THE SPICE NECKLACE: MY ADVENTURES IN CARIBBEAN COOKING, EATING, AND ISLAND LIFE (641.3383 V234) by Ann Vanderhoof.