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.
...a delectable read...
... Clarke has a masterful way of bringing about a sense of place with colourful details and a passionate voice
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...
...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
Other titles by Austin Clarke
The Polished Hoe
20th Anniversary Edition
When He Was Free and Young and He Used to Wear Silks
The Austin Clarke Library
'Membering / The Polished Hoe / Choosing His Coffin
In Your Crib
Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack