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Creole Kitchen

Sunshine Flavours From the Caribbean

Vanessa Bolosier



ISBN: 9781909815926

Price: £25.00

Publication date: 11 June 2015

Category: Cookery

Creole Kitchen is an original collection of recipes from the French Caribbean. Creole food is one of the first fusion foods, drawing in influences from years of trading history and mixing cultures on the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. This sunshine-filled book features 100 recipes from Prawns Colombo to Creole Cassoulet, from Coconut Slaw to Saltfish Boudins, from Flambé Bananas to Pineapple Fritters and delicious rum-laced punch and cocktails. This is food to truly make the mouth water and bear you away to a Caribbean paradise. Drawing inspiration from her childhood kitchen, the bright and engaging author, Vanessa, is on a mission to spread the love, sunshine and laughter that Caribbean Creole food brings. The recipes are both delicious and easy to make, and Vanessa offers substitution ideas for traditional Caribbean ingredients, although they are increasingly available in supermarkets and grocers everywhere.

A cookbook for anyone with a sense of adventure who longs for sunshine flavours.


Vanessa Bolosier was born in the French Caribbean. She learnt most of what she knows about cooking from her Martiniquan dad in the family kitchen in Guadeloupe.
She moved to London in 2005 and started working as a professional model while studying. After starting a career in marketing, Vanessa decided to draw inspiration from her childhood and embarked on a mission to spread the love, sunshine and joy Caribbean Creole food brings. Dubbed the Queen of Creole Food, she won two Great Taste Awards for her Coco Gourmand coconut confectionery, a company she started in 2013. She successfully sold the company in 2017. She’s been featured in the Guardian,The Times and The Mail on Sunday.