West Winds

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Published by DK

By Riaz Phillips

RRP: £25.00

"<b>The Guardian Best Food Books 2022 - <i>From the flicker of gas that opens the book to the ode to rum that finishes it, West Winds: Recipes, History and Tales from Jamaica is captivating.</i></b>"

The Guardian

"<b>independent.co.uk Best Cookbooks of 2022 </b>- This book blazes a trail for Caribbean food - Jamaican food in particular [...] this book is far more than a collection of recipes [...] a joy to read"


"Immerse yourself in the history of Jamaica as this cookbook is a beautiful tapestry of personal anecdotes, authentically shot pictures and of course, delicious recipes."

Evening Standard

"Riaz Phillips combines his experiences living in Jamaica and among London's Caribbean diaspora with history and folk tales to bring the island's food legacy to life."


"Impeccably researched [...] invaluable."

ES Magazine

About West Winds

** WINNER Jane Grigson Award 2022 **
** Shortlisted IACP Cookbook awards 2023 **

A beautiful cookbook that celebrates the wonderfully diverse flavours in Caribbean cooking with over 100 riveting recipes to try.

Introducing West Winds - the most-talked about cookbook of 2022 and a joyous celebration of Caribbean cooking, with a special focus on the sensational flavours of Jamaican cuisine. Winner of the Jane Grigson Trust Award 2022, the all-encompassing Caribbean cookbook West Winds introduces everyone, everywhere to the enriching and mouth-watering flavours that Jamaica has to offer.

Growing up in London and now living in Berlin, food writer Riaz Phillips is passionate about celebrating the familiar Caribbean food of his childhood while also demystifying new and unknown ingredients for home cooks from around the globe. With 120 traditional and delicious dishes that draw on Riaz's personal memories, West Winds is so much more than a showcase of Jamaican cooking, it is also rooted in the exploration of the island's heritage and culture. Featuring colourful and sun-drenched imagery, and easy-to-follow instructions, the versatility of Jamaican cuisine is apparent.

Riaz blends authentic Jamaican ingredients and dishes with popular trends - discover recipes for nose-to-tail and vegan cooking. Why not also recreate popular takeaway food, Oxtail and Butterbean, or feel as though you're on the beach with a Langoustine Soup. This cookbook has everything - main meals, sauces, soups, juices and preserves, bakes and desserts.

Explore the riveting recipes of this colourful cookbook to find:

-A varied collection of 100 Caribbean easy-to-follow recipes written by Riaz Phillips
-Captivating recipe and travel photography
-Feature essays which capture the history and culture of the food

Did you know that there has been growing interest in Caribbean food worldwide, with the highest number of searches taking place in Australia, India, Western Europe, and the US. There has also been a strong rise in Caribbean cooking in the UK, which has remained a popular search over the last year. Whilst there are not many Caribbean cookbooks on the market, especially those that include vegan food, baking, and zero-waste dishes, West Winds successfully taps into fashionable food trends such as fakeaways, veganism and baking.

So whether you seek connection with your heritage, or you're simply looking to expand your culinary repertoire, take a trip to Jamaica with West Winds, proving the ideal cookbook for those with an interest in Caribbean flavours, cooking and culture, or doubling up as the perfect gift for chefs who are looking to experiment with new flavours. Read it, cook from it, immerse yourself in it and more!