St. Croix Food & Wine Experience!
The St. Croix Food and Wine Experience cookbook is a wonderful book that is an off shoot of the yearly festival held every year in St. Croix. The photos, history and stories featured in the book are amazing. The recipes were as well and many are grill based or can be easily prepared outdoors. In fact, much of the actual festival features outdoor events and demos.
We tried several recipes in the book and the favorites so far are the Grilled Caribbean Rock Lobster Cakes by Chef Mathayon Vacharat of St. John Catering and the Grilled Cheese & Pulled Short Rib Sandwich by Chef Govind Armstrong, owner of the 8oz Burger in Los Angeles.
The St. Croix Food & Wine Experience cookbook offers fantastic recipes from local island chefs and visiting celebrity chefs. We enjoyed the added info on wines. The recipes use ingredients that can be found in many grocery stores and are not too complicated. Each chef gives easy to follow directions.
Everyone that we asked to look over the book loved it! It's not very often that a cookbook can combine the feel of a travel show on TV with culinary flavors.
Info: Info: Authors: Jane Watkins, Katherine Pugliese, Steve Bennett, Photography by Ted DavisISBN: ISBN-10: 0983263701 ISBN-13: 978-0983263708 â— www.stcroixfoodandwine.com â— www.watkinspr.com/Cookbook
Photos and story by Kent & Ally Whitaker
(Note: Articles originally appeared in the December, 2011 Issue of the National Barbecue News.)
Kent Whitaker is a semi-celebrated cook, author, award-winning culinary writer, husband, father, and harmonica player.