Yawd: Modern Afro-Caribbean Recipes
The ONLY cookbook you need this summer! Dive into this bold, flavor-filled cookbook, packed with recipes to bring sun-filled island vibes to your home.
Yawd = comfort food that sticks to your ribs! In his first cookbook, star chef Adrian Forte shares more than 100 of his inspiring recipes to get you fired up in the kitchen.
- Try new riffs on Caribbean classics like Coconut Fried Chicken, Spiced Steamed Fish, Rasta Pasta, and Pepper Shrimp Paella
- Incorporate more African ancestral ingredients with Ackee & Saltfish Fritters or Okra Pilaf
- Try the dishes Adrian has now made his signature like Oxtail Gnocchi or Jerk-Marinated Chicken Coq au Vin
As well as great recipes–including a chapter on soups and porridges and oodles of plant-based options–Yawd explores the key ingredients of Afro-Caribbean cuisine and gives multi-use recipes for essentials such as Jerk Dry Rub and Marinade or Pickled Scotch Bonnets.
In Yawd–with its vibrant photography shot on location in the sun-drenched Caribbean–you’ll find a blend of flavors and influences that combine to create a stunning Afro-Caribbean cookbook sure to get your taste buds talking.
“Adrian’s cooking is that which mixes perfectly with a tropical wind or an urban setting. His culinary choices are a blend of locally relevant ingredients and his personal heritage, and the result is a signature combination that is all his own. His cooking is a pure gift–and this cookbook can extend his vision of the art of cooking even further.”
ADRIAN FORTE is a chef and culinary consultant for a wide range of clients and brands, and operates YAWD, a modern Caribbean pop-up restaurant (which garnered incredible reviews for the much-needed island vibes it brought to Toronto during the pandemic). Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Adrian moved to New York City in 2003, where he attended high school, and then to Canada, where he studied culinary arts at George Brown College in Toronto. Upon graduating, he became the executive chef at Gangster Burger and Rock Lobster, one of the co-founders of Dirty Bird Chicken & Waffles, owner of AF1 Caribbean, behind the menu development of Aunty Lucy’s Burgers and guest chef at Café Boulud at the Four Seasons. Adrian uses his platform to champion the importance of Afro-Caribbean cuisine, and has been an integral voice in Canadian hospitality’s movement toward a more equal and inclusive future.
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