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New Books for the Caribbean Traveler

So much history, such diverse nature and landscape, so much living culture to explore – it’s all part of the kaleidoscope of the Caribbean waiting to be discovered. Some books and writers are out there, exploring deep into some of these many sides of past and present life on Caribbean islands.

Finding an island’s foods, […]

Caribbean Reading: The Pirate’s Daughter – Margaret Cezair-Thompson

History, Hollywood, romance and tragedy all come together with varying effects that are never less than memorable and moving in this tale of the post-War years on Jamaica in sleepy Port Antonio as film legend Erroll Flynn makes his presence felt in island lives and landscape with lasting effect.

The Pirate’s Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson […]

Caribbean Reading – Rums: A Social and Sociable History of the Real Spirit of 1776

With Rums: A Social and Sociable History of the True Spirit of 1776, author Ian Williams provides a lively account of the early history of rum production in the New World, or as he puts it himself – “The origins and role of sugar, molasses and rum with slavery for the development of the Atlantic […]

Books: St. Croix Food & Wine Experience

One good thing can lead to another in the world of Caribbean cuisine and its celebration by many. That’s certainly shown with the new book St. Croix Food & Wine Experience: A Culinary Guide to the Island Featuring More Than 100 Recipes from Island and Celebrity Chefs, by Jane Watkins with Steve Bennett & Katherine […]

Caribbean Reading: Restaurants & Recipes of the Virgin Islands by Karin Donaldson

This colorful and well-illustrated large paperback is a lively exploration of the cuisine and dining locations of the three main U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. While restaurants come and go with amazing speed in the present world economy, Karin Donaldson’s book has an enduring value thanks to the particular […]

Essential Reading: Getting Your Caribbean Style Right

People with an interesting book to write often also have something interesting to tell about themselves. In the case of the author of Manners and Entertaining with Marguerite Gordon: A Guide to Caribbean Life, there is much which is both interesting and unusual to tell. Marguerite Gordon’s own story began on Jamaica, where in her […]