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Code Noir: Afro-Caribbean Stories and Recipes (Hardcover)

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"Informative and full of big flavors, this is a delicious and accessible introduction to Caribbean food for novices; will be a welcome addition to library shelves." —Library Journal

Through 80+ recipes, Code Noir tells the interesting and complex story of Caribbean cuisines that are not only incredibly rich in flavor but also in history.

Code Noir is a cookbook steeped in history. Not just because of the title, which hits on a seventeenth-century decree in which King Louis XIV recorded how enslaved Africans in the French colonies were to be treated, but also because it deals with the food and the people that, through the gruesome course of history, came together in the Caribbean.

Inside, chef and culinary activist Lelani Lewis goes back to her Caribbean roots with classics like jerk chicken, salted cod fritters, pepperpot stew, and Guinness punch. She also shares new creations with typically Caribbean ingredients like cassava, corn, coconut, lime, plantain, and chilies: plantain with peanut and lime salsa, sweet potato gratin with ginger cream, and crème anglaise of creamed corn and caramelized guava.

About the Author


Lelani Lewis is a chef, food stylist, and culinary activist who grew up in South London with a father from Grenada (Lesser Antilles) and a mother from Ireland. After studying sociology, she started Code Noir, a platform on Caribbean cuisines inspired by the complex history of her father’s cuisine.

Lelani organizes dinner parties, workshops, and lectures that explore food, history, resistance, remembrance, and colonialism.

 

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"VERDICT Informative and full of big flavors, this is a delicious and accessible introduction to Caribbean food for novices; will be a welcome addition to library shelves." 
Library Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9781962098007
ISBN-10: 1962098001
Publisher: Tra Publishing
Publication Date: February 20th, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English