“Fresh and new” Yvette’s cookbook in time for the holidays and tourism season

This is the third printing of the popular cookbook in less than two years since it was first published in 2011, said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP).

A few days ago, radio executive “Billy D” Hamlet encouraged listeners of his popular program to buy Yvette’s cookbook for the holidays. He also recalled his repeat successes with his favorite recipe from the book. Little did the talk-show host and many of his listeners know that the cookbook had been sold out in all bookstores a couple of months before.

Models during photo shoot for From Yvette’s Kitchen to Your Table, sample dishes made from Yvette’s cookbook recipes at Yvette’s Restaurant. (HNP photo)

The backlog from the demand by customers for Yvette’s cookbook caused one bookstore to immediately buy 100 copies of the new printing instead of the usual less-than-15 copies per re-stock order.

“As of today, fresh and new copies of Yvette’s cookbook are available to everyone,” according to the HNP President.

We’re just in time for the opening of the new tourist season in mid-December; and for the Christmas/New Year’s holidays that are so special to us in St. Martin,” the Publisher added.

The hardcover book has 13 chapters, including Appetizers, Soups, Poultry, Fish and Shellfish, Meat, Salads, Dumplings, Rice and Fungi, Breads, and Desserts; as the book’s main editor, Sample worked closely with the award-wining chef Yvette Hyman to test the recipes.

Among the book’s 312 colorful pages are classic favorites of St. Martin cuisine such as souse, johnny cake, Conch Yvette’s, lamb stew, and soursop drink. Iconic holiday specials such as coconut tart and guavaberry add to over 200 recipes à la Yvette in this Treasury of St. Martin’s Traditional & Contemporary Cuisine.

“Yvette’s cookbook is a wonderful addition to the written story about the exciting world of Caribbean cooking,” enthused Sample.

From Yvette’s Kitchen can be found at Van Dorp, Shipwreck, Caribbean Liquors, and Yvette’s Restaurant. Limited copies are available at www.Amazon.com.

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