Austin Clarke is one of Canadas foremost authors, whose work includes ten novels, six short-story collections, three memoirs, and two collections of poetry. His novel The Polished Hoe won the 2002 Giller Prize. Clarke is a member of the Order of Canada, holds four honorary doctorates, and has been awarded the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the W.O. Mitchell Prize, and the Casa de las Américas Prize, among others.
Love and Sweet Food
From the author of the Giller Prize-winning The Polished Hoe comes a culinary memoir as savoury as his best fiction. In the voice of Austin Clarke the recipes of Barbados comes alive, teeming with delectable, distinctive island tastes, in the inimitable prose of one of the greatest novelists of our generation. From succulent King-Fish and White Rice to well-seasoned Pepperpot to a late-night omelette cooked for Norman Mailer, Clarke welcomes you into his Bajan kitchen for a glass of wine and an island feast as only he can prepare.
Love and Sweet Food: A Culinary Memoir is equal in literary stature to his many previous prize-winning works.
...not just a cookbook... a beguiling book filled with the colour, textures and flavours of the West Indies, served up with a side dish of Barbadian history and politics.
Teeming with life and humour, Love and Sweet Food reminds us how important it is to cook and eat together...
...a delectable read...
... Clarke has a masterful way of bringing about a sense of place with colourful details and a passionate voice