Synopses & Reviews
Creole is a sumptuous celebration of this unique and much-loved style of cooking. The heritage of French, Spanish and African settlers, Creole cookery takes the best of these cuisines and combines them with native American ingredients to produce a style of cooking that is rich in history and full of flavor. Containing over 160 recipes and including some of the most famous West Indian Creole dishes, from fish and shellfish dishes to cooling punches and frappes, Creole paints an evocative picture of the food in Guadeloupe and is bursting with the sun, freshness and energy of the Caribbean.
Featuring 160 tasty and quick-to-prepare dishes that reflect the cultures of the many different nations that have influenced Creole cooking, this collection is fully illustrated and combines images that evoke the landscape, colors, and people of the Caribbean.
About the Author
Born in Guadeloupe, Babette de Rozières learned the complexities of creole cooking from her grandmother and from there began her love affair with West Indian cuisine. From the beginning of her culinary career in a tiny restaurant a stone's throw from the Folies Bergères in Paris, her taste for challenges led her to run a restaurant in Saint Tropez, before opening her own restaurant in Guadeloupe. She is now head chef and manager of the famous restaurant La Table de Babette in Paris, where she offers her customers the delights of Creole cuisine.