Desserts

Cassava Pone Recipe

rum and raisin cassava pone

The first time I tried a cassava pone recipe I was finishing up my first cookbook Nyammings: 88 Authentic Caribbean Recipes. I was on a quest to find non- Jamaican recipes and my research led me to this addictive gluten free treat. The first bite of this chewy sweet coconut flavored treat was all it …

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Pineapple Upside- Down Cake Recipe

This Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe has been my default dessert for over 20 years now. If I was invited to a house party or any such gathering, I brought a Pineapple Upside-down Cake. I first happened upon the recipe in a magazine when I was a teenager.  I was charmed by the used of …

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Caribbean ‘Jamaican’ Black Cake Recipe

It’s a Cultural Thing If you know anything at all about English Caribbean cultural cuisine you already know that Black Cake is our official Christmas Cake.  If you didn’t know before know now that a Caribbean Christmas dinner invite will almost certainly net you a slice of this rich, delicious, intoxicatingly alcoholic cake.  Even though this rich …

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Cooking with Chef Sian: Road Tripping and Southern Cooking

I recently had reason to take a round trip drive along the south and northeastern United States border. When it was all over my joints and my head were completely out of sorts and I couldn’t have been happier. Besides enjoying some good ole Southern cooking and Red Velvet cake while road tripping up and down …

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