Pig Tails 'n Breadfruit

Pig Tails 'n Breadfruit
by Austin Clarke
Adopted by
Laura H. Peebles
in honor of Barbados' transition to a republic.
on November 30, 2021
Cover of Pig Tails, showing traditional Caribbean produce.

Pig tails 'n breadfruit : a culinary memoir

By Austin Clarke. New York: New Press, c1999.

This book is roughly the size of your hand, but bubbling over with delicious recipes. Although there are no illustrations, the author uses words to paint a picture of mouth watering dishes from Barbados (British Caribbean island). In seventeen chapters and over 200 pages, the author shares her memoire, and shares recipes that are important to her personally. The recipes are not in the list template commonly found in cookbooks; they are creatively tucked inside the paragraphs and woven into her life story. The author introduces native cuisine including ham hocks, pig tails, cou-cou, king fish, souse, pepperpot, pelau, oxtails, and the sardine omelette.

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