Monday, January 12, 2009

the gospel according to naparima

fuh years, the naparima girls' high school cookbook has been the bible when it comes to the dishes of trinbago and the caribbean. just ask overseas college students. it's just right for the homesick trini craving a doubles or a roti or somethin. yuh can't go wrong with the naps cookbook.

after doing it for some years well, they have it down to a science. very simple to follow, helpful conversions, measurements and techniques. but the most impressive feature of all for me, is the inclusion of nutritonal facts for each recipe. that's good info to have no matter if you're goin to use it or not. at least it's fun to see how many calories that pie is costing you.

this particular copy though has a special feature that few others have:

who say signed copy!!?
through no fault of mine, (my good friend lisa is totally to blame for this) the obviously talented celia teelucksingh signed my copy. bess!!

so you can be sure that i'll be puttin some heat on these recipes. with my own twist maybe, but the book shall be the influence.

leh we bubble.


  1. One of the best things about the book is that it uses ingredients that are easily available locally.

  2. i like the variety.
    it's over 500 recipes i believe.