Creole is a vibrant 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 Asian and Indian influences and native West Indian ingredients to produce a style of cooking that is rich in history and full of flavour.
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.
About the author : Born in Guadeloupe, Babette learned the complexities of Creole cooking from her Grandmother and from there began her love affair with West Indian cuisine. Now a celebrity TV chef in France, she is the owner of the famous restaurant Le Table de Babette in Paris, where she offers her customers the delights of Creole cooking.
What a great read. This book had me fascinated from cover to cover with its interesting fusion food with a whole chapter dedicated to fish and seafood from simple delights like “deep-fried spicy calamari” to more complex dishes like “deep-fried shark batons with spicy mayonnaise.” Although the book has recipes on meat, poultry, desserts, etc… it’s clear that Barbette’s passion is on fish and seafood and with dishes looking like those in her book I can’t wait to give them a try as they look like the perfect treat to be snacking on while sipping beer and relaxing on some deserted beach off the Caribbean sea.
The WickedFood Chef
Wickedfood Cooking School runs Johannesburg cooking classes throughout the year at its purpose-built cooking studios. Cooking lessons are run in the mornings and evenings 7 days a week (subject to a minimum of 12 people). The venue is also popular for corporate events and private functions – team building cooking classes, birthdays, kitchen teas, and dinner parties with a difference.
Our classes are hands-on, where every person gets to participate in the preparation of the dishes. They are also a lot of fun where you not only learn new skills, but get to meet people with similar interests. For corporate groups and teambuilding cooking classes these classes are a novel way of creating staff interaction or entertaining clients.