Tropical Feasts

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AuthorHouse, 2010 - Cooking - 156 pages

In TROPICAL FEASTS, you will find "sunsational," scintillating, and cosmopolitan-inspired recipes that will transport you from your own kitchen to the tropics. Mary and Alan Gold's debut collection of recipes and photography have been gathered over the past twenty years in their sailing travels and as chef aboard a 62 foot charter catamaran based in the Caribbean.

Mary's cooking combines her distinctive island roots with inspiration from the many countries she and her husband Alan, and their two children have traveled to and lived in. These destinations include South Africa, South America, the United States, the Caribbean and the Hawaiian islands. These locales are reflected in the breakfasts, lunches, cocktails, appetizers, main courses, salads and desserts described in TROPICAL FEASTS. Recipes such as the Tropical Pineapple Chicken Salad, Alan's famous Monkey Lala cocktail, mouth-watering Macadamia Coconut-Crusted Mahi-Mahi with a Coconut & Lemon Grass Sauce and a tropical dessert of Mango Mousse with Grilled Fresh Mango, are a few of the delights that will be found in this cookbook.

Stunning photography accompanies the recipes throughout this book. These photographs, taken by Alan transport you to some of the most scenic and tranquil places found in the Virgin Islands. They create a wonderful memento that could rest on any coffee table, ready to encourage discussion and planning for the next exctiting adventure.

Mary and Alan hope this book will inspire you to create your own tropical food escape, where you can slow down, relish the joys of good company, great food and many "jollifications."


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MARY & ALAN GOLD were born in South Africa and set sail in 1988 on a 38-foot sailboat with their family from Cape Town, South Africa, to see the world wherever wind and tide would lead them. They sailed across the South Atlantic to the United States of America, stopping for periods of time to experience the foods and cultures of the countries and islands along the way. These included St Helena, Brazil, French Guyana, the Caribbean islands, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and the USA. After four years of cruising, the Golds settled in Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles where their two children attended an American school. Mary was a teacher and administrator on Sint Maarten for ten years, and Alan did day chartering and construction, before they left to operate a charter boat in the British Virgin Islands. Mary and Alan alternate their time spending six months of the year chartering in the British Virgin Islands as chef and captain of a 62-foot catamaran, and six months in Hawaii with their children and grandchildren.Mary and Alan are avid cooks, travelers, sailors, scuba divers and all-round adventurers.

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