Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad and Tobago

Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad and Tobago

By Ramin Ganeshram

Original Publisher
Hippocrene Books
Date of publication


The creation of a New York City-born journalist and chef whose father’s forebears were indentured servants brought to these islands from India. The book is peppered with historical detail and childhood memories, with a bit of travel guide thrown in. Recipes for classic dishes such as Doubles, Corn Pie and the Christmastime treat Black Cake sit alongside dishes that show the heritage of Chinese and Arabic communities. And the title? To tell a Trinidadian cook that they have ‘sweet hands’ is to praise their unsurpassed cooking skills, the author tells us.

from the publisher

Inspired by memories of her father and her own experiences on the islands, Ramin Ganeshram introduces readers to the cuisine of Trinidad & Tobago, where African, Indian, Chinese and British culinary influences come together in a unique blend. Includes more than 175 recipes, a section of color photos, and a foreword by the late New York Times food columnist Molly O'Neill.

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