What inspired you to write your book?
I grew up in a Jamaican household and learned many delicious traditional recipes… especially, jerk. One day, I wanted to try something totally new and realized that there were no books out there with a collection of different jerk recipes. So, I decided to write one myself!
About your Book:
Jamaican Jerk’s distinctively spicy, sweet, and woodsy flavor is what makes it a highly praised dish around the world. No need to book a vacation to Jamaica to taste its world-class jerk dishes when you can make your very own delicious spice blends and marinades at home! Enjoy making these 15 traditional and contemporary recipes for easy, authentic, mouth-watering jerk spices that your family and friends will be sure to love. Easy instructions for cooking with both oven and grilling methods included. Leave your sandals at home!
Cuisine Style or Food Genre
Jamaican, West Indian, Caribbean, Ethnic
Sample Recipe or Food Advice
Captain Rummy’s Port Royal Jerk Marinade
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
3 fresh red chilies, chopped
1/4 cup dark rum (Captain Morgan recommended)
1 onion, peeled and quartered
2 teaspoons ground allspice
2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 1 3/4 piece ginger root, peeled and cut into chunks
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
What formats are your books in: eBook
How do you see writing a food/cookbook as different from writing other genres of books?
Writing a cookbook is different because it tempts the reader to do something tangible (cooking) and sensual (eating) rather than simply imagine the book’s contents inside their head.
Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a food book or cookbook
My advice would be to write a cookbook revolving around a special type of food you love or a common food done in a special way that people would be very interested in trying for themselves.
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I published through Amazon Kindle because it’s easy.
Hyacinth grew up in a Jamaican home, helping her grandmother cook delicious, traditional family favorites. As an adult, she moved to New York where she explored the many culinary delights that different ethnic cultures of the city had to offer. She enjoys cooking for friends, hosting fun, intimate dinner parties, and sharing her favorite recipe tips.