Creole food is one of the first fusion foods, drawing influences from the historic trading and mixing of cultures between the Islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique in the French West Indies. This sunshine-filled book is a celebration of the fresh and vibrant colours and tastes of the islands with recipes for Saltfish Fritters, Lobster Fricassé, Plantain Gratin and treats such as Mont Blanc Coconut Cake and Passion Fruit Rum Punch.
Drawing inspiration from her childhood kitchen author, Vanessa Bolosier, is on a mission to spread the love, sunshine and laughter that Caribbean Creole food brings. The recipes are both delicious and easy to make, filled with exotic flavours which transport you to the beachside paradise of the French Caribbean. This is a cookbook for anyone with a sense of adventure who longs for sunshine flavours.
Born in Guadaloupe, Vanessa Bolosier is half-Guadeloupian and half-Martiniquan. She moved to France when she was 17 and worked as a fashion model while studying marketing and publishing. On moving to London she decided to quit her job in publishing for her true love – food. In 2011 she founded Carib Gourmet, a company specialising in luxury Caribbean food and confectionery, winning a Great Taste Award for her Coco Gourmand coconut sweets. She also runs a cookery school and supper club of the same name. Her recipes have been featured in the Guardian.