Rum Drinks: 50 Caribbean Cocktails, From Cuba Libre to Rum Daisy Hardcover – Jan 13 2010
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About the Author
Jessica B. Harris is a food and travel writer, culinary historian, and author of 9 cookbooks. She lives in Brooklyn, Martha's Vineyard, and New Orleans.
Tara Donne is a food and travel photographer living in Brooklyn, New York.
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All of the above is just fine if it happens to suit your needs. For example, perhaps you just love rum and want to be able to make every last known rum drink. Perhaps you live somewhere that sells all those delightful rum variations, and you want guidance on how to make use of them. In these cases, I think Rum Drinks would be an excellent choice. As a way to explore a wide variety of new things, however, it fell a bit short.
The foods chapter is rather nice. Again, most of it is simple fare you can throw together easily to go with drinks, and normally I'd expect to see some of these recipes written up as two-line suggestions on a list (such as bacon-wrapped pickled watermelon or coconut crisps). On the other hand, this book does have the best fried chicken recipe I've yet tried, and also the only fried chicken recipe I've yet seen that has you marinate the chicken before coating and frying it.
The book itself is lovely. It's colorful, includes beautiful pictures here and there, and has a clear and easy-to-read layout.
[NOTE: review book (published 2009) courtesy of publisher]