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Caribbean Vegan: Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Authentic Island Cuisine for Every Occasion

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Here is your passport to a world of distinctive, unforgettable food--125 delicious, authentic vegan recipes that showcase flavors and ingredients from across the Caribbean islands

If "Caribbean cuisine" makes you think of pineapples and coconuts, you're missing out. The Caribbean islands are home to a rich cooking tradition that combines African, French, Spanish, British, A
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ebook, 273 pages
Published November 16th 2010 by Experiment (first published September 1st 2010)
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Yodamom
Oct 21, 2016 Yodamom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I learned a lot from this book. Spices, herbs, vegetables, flours, so many ingredients. I can't wait to put this new knowledge to work with the many recipes in this book. Moringa, a plant I've seen sold at a local farm but had no idea what to do with is now growing in my garden.
The spice blends while they have an extensive list of ingredients are so delicious. My family is using the Magical Moringa Spice blend , a nutritional power boast daily on just about everything. In this section there are
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Lisa Vegan
Jan 28, 2011 Lisa Vegan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lisa by: Petra Eggs
I’d started this but then put it down because I’ve also been waiting for another book, A Vegan Taste of the Caribbean, so that I could ideally read both books together, but that book is still in transit and this book is due back at the library very soon, so I went ahead and read the rest of this book first. I love that there are at least two cookbooks with Caribbean area recipes that are both 100% vegan.

I really like this author. She writes well and engagingly. I like all the “Island Tip” tips.
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Hannah
Nov 08, 2016 Hannah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I am not quite sure how to review a cookbook, having never done that before. But I really like cooking and I really like trying new recipes, so I requested way too many things on NetGalley - as you do.

This book was fine - but sadly not great. I liked every recipe I tried (my partner liked them even more but that's because he thinks fresh coriander is the best thing ever) and I felt pleasantly reminded of our holiday in Columbia last year. My problem comes from the fact that a few recipes are no
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Melissa
Feb 16, 2011 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: food
I tracked this book down at the library after reading a blog post about the vegan "ham" recipe, and so far, I'm loving it. The vegan "ham" did not disappoint--it's essentially a standard seitan with cloves and pineapple juice, and I highly recommend following the "island tip," which calls for baking at an additional twenty minutes (or even longer, if you like the chewier skin like I do) with frequent pineapple juice/maple syrup bastings. Delicious!

A number of reviewers complained about the ingre
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AJ
Jan 02, 2011 AJ rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been to the Caribbean several times, twice as a vegan, and nothing sucks more than not being able to eat local food. (Except for the rare exception like an amazing vegan cafeteria in Barbados.) I can't wait to try out a lot of the recipes in this book, but I think I'll wait until summer.
Claire
Feb 15, 2017 Claire rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Review: Caribbean Vegan by Taymer Mason Published by: The Experiment (13 January 2017)
 
ISBN: 978-1615193608
 
Source: NetGalley
 
Rating: 4*
 
Description:
There's so much more to Caribbean cuisine than pineapples and coconuts. The real secret is in the herbs and spices: With the right sauce or seasoning blend, everyday ingredients transform into unforgettable Caribbean delights. Taymer Mason welcomes vegan home cooks to this rich tradition that combines African, French, Asian, and Indian influences wi
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Shandra
Not enough photos, but some great sounding recipes.
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Jul 26, 2016 ❇ Critterbee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, cookery
Colorful, bright, full of traditional Caribbean flavor and flair.

This book is a visual feast! Everything from the gorgeous photographs to the great use of color throughout the book, even the font used, is pleasing to the eye and transforms the book from a mere collection of delicious recipes to a slice of the Caribbean experience. I know I am gushing; I just really loved the book. Adding to the style with which the book was put together, this book is completely vegan, which just puts it over the
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Susan
This one is between three and four stars. I think it would be four if I lived in a city with more diversity, and so more ability to buy the Caribbean ingredients. However, it is not really fair to blame Mason because the people where I live fail to have adventurous enough tastes to support a market for these foods.

The book itself is well thought out. You can tell Mason really enjoys, and takes justifiable pride, in cooking and her Caribbean heritage. The stories that come with the recipes are s
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Jessica
Nov 13, 2010 Jessica is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
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Lentil patties: I was more than a little intimidated by Taymer Mason's instructions on getting the perfect short crust pastry crust for these, and I admit to being a bit frantic when folding up the lentil patties, but the end result was worth it! I'm hoping to perfect my ability to prepare this recipe. Rather than being a lame alternative to a traditional yucca-based empanada dough as I feared, the short crust pastry crust was really lovely in its own right - flaky and light. My only note for fu ...more
Nicole
Oct 02, 2016 Nicole rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
As someone from the Caribbean I was expecting to see a few more familiar foods from my country (The Bahamas) tweaked for a vegan diet, but there are many islands in the Caribbean and probably too much culinary diversity for me to have realistically expected that. Still, there seem to be a lot of great recipes in this book. I wish there were more photos and I'm not sure how easy the recipes are to follow having not tried any of them yet but, from what I skimmed, it seemed fairly straightforward. ...more
Patricia Romero
As a Vegan I am always looking for new recipes and cookbooks. For the most part I am usually disappointed with the same recipes over and over. When I saw the cover of the book I just knew this one was going to be special.

Everything from the cover to the layout was perfect. The recipes may look like a lot of ingredients, but really they were easy to prepare and the flavor was outstanding. Each recipe was fresh and new to me and even my non-vegan husband was ready to head for the Caribbean if this
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Jamie Mauldin
Nov 04, 2016 Jamie Mauldin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been vegan for 4 years, but not once have I ever thought of eating caribbean food.. This book has me convinced though! There are so many great recipes in here, I can't wait to try a few. This book is easy to read and has a lot of great pictures and guides to spices and ingredients. I'm most excited to try the curried potato salad. I think next time I have some friends over I will make something from this book.

Disclaimer: I recieved this book in exchange for an honest review thanks to Netga
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Samantha Arias
Aug 27, 2013 Samantha Arias rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cooking
I really really liked this cookbook. I've been trying to add a bit of tropical and spices into my vegan cooking. This book has a bunch of delicious authentic as possible recipes. I may have botched the mashed plantains but I swear I'll get em right next time LoL! If you love Caribbean food or looking to add a little something to your dishes like me, I totally recommend you get this book. It'll add a whole another dimension to your cooking.
Eileen Hall
Nov 03, 2016 Eileen Hall rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A colourful tasty alternative to "normal" eating.
The photographs are mouthwatering and the recipes are easy to complete, using exciting ingredients.
Give it a try, I know I shall.
Great read and highly recommended.
I was given a digital copy of this book by the publisher The Experiment via Netgalley in return for an honest unbiased review.
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