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Cooking Essays

Love and Sweet Food

A Culinary Memoir

by (author) Austin Clarke

Publisher
Dundurn
Initial publish date
Sep 2004
Category
Essays, General, Personal Memoirs
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781459730199
    Publish Date
    Sep 2004
    List Price
    $24.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780887621536
    Publish Date
    Sep 2004
    List Price
    $24.95

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Description

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.

About the author

Culminating with the international success of The Polished Hoe in 2002, Austin Clarke has published ten novels, six short story collections, and three memoirs in the United States, England, Canada, Australia, and Holland. Storm of Fortune, the second novel in his Toronto Trilogy about the lives of Barbadian immigrants, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award in 1973. The Origin of Waves won the Rogers Communications Writers’ Development Trust Prize for Fiction in 1997. In 1999, his ninth novel,The Question, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award. In 2003 he had a private audience with Queen Elisabeth in honour of his Commonwealth Prize for his tenth novel, The Polished Hoe. In 1992 Austin Clarke was honored with a Toronto Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature, and in 1997, Frontier College granted him a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1998 he was invested with the Order of Canada, and he has received four honorary doctorates. In 1999 he received the Martin Luther King Junior Award for Excellence in Writing.

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Editorial Reviews

...a delectable read...

Monday Magazine

... Clarke has a masterful way of bringing about a sense of place with colourful details and a passionate voice

National Post

Love and Sweet Food: A Culinary Memoir is equal in literary stature to his many previous prize-winning works.

The Gourmet Cookbook

Teeming with life and humour, Love and Sweet Food reminds us how important it is to cook and eat together...

Georgia Straight

...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.

Owen Sound Sun Times

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