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Oxtails with Mushrooms Smoked Ham Hocks with Lima Beans or Breadfruit Cou Cou with Braising Beef Cooking here as in Clarke's home is based not on precise measurements but on trial and error taste and touch As a result the process becomes utterly sensual and the author's exuisite language artfully translates sense into words creating a rich and intoxicating personal memoir This culinary memoir details much of the author s time growing up in Barbados told through the description of Bajun cooking as carried out by the locals It contains many interesting and amusing anecdotes around the culture and works well to conjure up the culture and dialect of the Bajun people

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Pig Tails 'n Breadfruit A Culinary Memoir

Praised as masterful by the New York Times and uncommonly talented by Publishers Weekly and winner of the 1999 Martin Luther King Jr Achievement Award Austin Clarke has a distinguished reputation as one of the preeminent Caribbean writers of our time In Pig Tails 'n Breadfruit he has created a tantalizing culinary memoir of his childhood in Barbados Clarke describes how h As with most things to do with my own West Indian diaspora I felt simultaneously annoyed by and in love with this book Clarke makes a lot of lazy generalizations that would probably only piss off another islander but at the same time I recognize so much of my own culture in his Bajan food memoirIn between the fat succulent remorseless food descriptions Clarke also manages to address the issues of post colonialism and and multinationalism that swirl around in the psyches of most Caribbean folks who migrateAlso I need to try my hand at making cou cou

REVIEW Pig Tails 'n Breadfruit A Culinary Memoir

E learned traditional Bajan cooking food with origins in the days of slavery hardship and economic grief by listening to this mother aunts and cousins talking in the kitchen as they prepared each meal Pig Tails 'n Breadfruit is not a recipe book; rather each chapter is devoted to a detailed description of the ritual surrounding the preparation of a particular native dish This book reminded me of the communication and love of my own Bajan family and friends it made me miss home


10 thoughts on “Pig Tails 'n Breadfruit A Culinary Memoir

  1. says:

    As with most things to do with my own West Indian diaspora I felt simultaneously annoyed by and in love with this book; Clarke makes a lot of lazy generalizations that would probably only piss off another islander but at the same time I recognize so much of my own culture in his Bajan food memoirIn between the fat succulent remorseless food

  2. says:

    blog review as engaging as I had anticipated It was interesting learning about the origins of various Bajan meals from the days of slavery and how people of diff socio economic groups cook differently with different ingredients or as Clarke says 'ingreasements' Lots of dialect in this too Even though its a light read the

  3. says:

    I will be the first to admit that I don't like eating don't know how to cook and have no interest in learning but Clarke's luscious descriptions of Barbadian cooking and Barbadian food were able to hold my attention nevertheless they even made me feel a little hungry His descriptions and the West Indian dialect he wrote in made me feel like I

  4. says:

    This book is chock full of descriptions of food I will never eat While the language and personality are great Suppose you don't have white pepper Use black pepper and take the conseuences about 23 of the way through it started to feel like a slog However while the descriptions of food and cooking get repetitive the interwoven stories held my attention

  5. says:

    Fun read for my AtW challenge Barbados Besides pig tails and breadfruit which I really want to try the two ingreasements ingredients I will remember most are lemon and thyme to marinate and spice meat respectively

  6. says:

    This book reminded me of the communication and love of my own Bajan family and friends it made me miss home

  7. says:

    The author are praised by critics for using a significantly innovative narrative strategy to haunt the reader with heartfelt food memories and at the same time to invite the reader to read beyond exotic representations of ethnic food to complex issues of identity integration and racism Clark is one of the two a

  8. says:

    This culinary memoir details much of the author's time growing up in Barbados told through the description of 'Bajun' cooking as carried out by the locals It contains many interesting and amusing anecdotes around the culture and works well to conjure up the culture and dialect of the Bajun people

  9. says:

    This is a hilarious and heartwarming journey through one man's life He Austin Clarke tells of his travels from a kid in Barbados to a young m

  10. says:

    We went to Barbados for our honeymoon so it was fun to read this memoir about growing up on the island I love learning abo

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