The Pepperpot Diaries by Andi Oliver
Sam is thrilled to have her good friend Andi's book stocked in the Cross. It's unbelievable to think that this is Andi Oliver's first cook book, being the amazingly talented chef that she is.
Showcasing both traditional and new recipes, cherished ingredients and vibrant flavours from across the Caribbean, Andi takes an exploration of identity and heritage and in turn, shows you how to create simple yet sensational dishes that will bring the unbeatable flavours of Caribbean cooking to your table.
Not just a regular recipe book, the story of food captured in this book will take readers on a journey around the melting pot of cultural influences, history and heritage that has uniquely shaped traditional and contemporary Caribbean cuisine. Through her travels in Antigua, Andi shares her deeply personal journey on reconnecting with the food she grew up eating - the flavours and ingredients that run through her heart and soul - and what the future might hold for Caribbean cookery. This book explores who we were, who we are, and where we're going - all through the food we eat and the people we meet along the way.
Sam recently went to an evening at the Southbank Centre where Andi sat in conversation with her daughter Miquita chatting about the inspiration behind the book.
‘The ingredients we use in Caribbean cookery tell a story – and it's a huge swirling tale…’