Ackee and Saltfish Anyone: So How Exactly Does a 35 Year Old Chemistry Graduate End Up Running a West Indian Market Stall, Let Alone Writing a Jamaican Cookbook

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Through easy to follow recipes, tips and meal suggestions, Mrs Dodd’s Basic Jamaican Cooking: A Rudimentary Guide to Jamaican Cuisine will offer a truly authentic simple guide to Island cooking for everyone, from the beginner to the seasoned food enthusiast.

After being constantly approached by people at her place of business, Audrey Dodd, realised that, even after visiting the beautiful island in the Caribbean, most people had no real understanding of Jamaican cuisine or how to cook the most basic Jamaican meal.

Her new book, available in print or budget downloadable format, Mrs Dodd’s Basic Jamaican Cooking: A Rudimentary Guide to Jamaican Cuisine tackles this issue. A step-by-step introduction to the Jamaican way of cooking, it uses a unique illustrated guide to choosing ingredients, which allows the user to identify obscure foods before buying. Audrey shares recipes and methods of cooking taught to her by her mother, who was born and raised on the Island of Jamaica, but migrated to Britain in the Windrush of the 1950’s and 60’s

This book was compiled to help the many cooking enthusiasts and exotic travellers with an interest in Jamaican and tropical foods to take their first steps into preparing delicious renditions of authentic Island meals. Mrs Dodd’s Basic Jamaican Cooking: A Rudimentary Guide to Jamaican Cuisine is available for purchase at and It can also be ordered from high street bookstores or downloaded from the lulu website. So if you really want to know what ackee and saltfish is (and how to cook it for your next Caribbean-themed night), look out for this very useful guide.

“Independent publishing is the future for writers like me,” said Audrey Dodd. “In as much as I can be in control of the whole process, and still provide information to users at a competitive price. Providing this information in download format means even lower prices and easier accessibility for those who choose to shop on-line and prefer instant access.”

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ISBN:            1-4116-8336-6


Audrey Dodd has a lifetimes experience of Jamaican cooking, also owning and running her own West Indian retail business. She graduated from the University of Huddersfield, UK with a BSc (HONS) in Chemistry. After her initial venture into this field, she intends to publish a second cookbook and comprehensive illustrated exotic food guide.


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