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!Book ⚇ Pig Tails 'n Breadfruit ♹ Praised as masterful by the New York Times and uncommonly talented by Publishers Weekly and winner of theMartin Luther King Jr Achievement Award, Austin Clarke has a distinguished reputation as one of the preeminent Caribbean writers of our time In Pig Tails n Breadfruit, he has created a tantalizing culinary memoir of his childhood in Barbados Clarke describes how he learned traditional Bajan cooking food with origins in the days of slavery, hardship, and economic grief by listening to this mother, aunts, and cousins talking in the kitchen as they prepared each meal Pig Tails n Breadfruit is not a recipe book rather, each chapter is devoted to a detailed description of the ritual surrounding the preparation of a particular native dish Oxtails with Mushrooms, Smoked Ham Hocks with Lima Beans, or Breadfruit Cou Cou with Braising Beef Cooking here, as in Clarke s home, is based not on precise measurements, but on trial and error, taste and touch As a result, the process becomes utterly sensual, and the author s exquisite language artfully translates sense into words, creating a rich and intoxicating personal memoir Fun read for my AtW challenge Barbados Besides pig tails and breadfruit which I really want to try , the two ingreasements ingredients I will remember most are lemon and thyme to marinate and spice meat, respectively. I will be the first to admit that I don t like eating, don t know how to cook and have no interest in learning, but Clarke s luscious descriptions of Barbadian cooking and Barbadian food were able to hold my attention nevertheless they even made me feel a little hungry His descriptions, and the West Indian dialect he wrote in, made me feel like I knew Barbados much better than any travel book or history book would have done This book is a winner, if you go for that sort of thing. This book is chock full of descriptions of food I will never eat While the language and personality are great Suppose you don t have white pepper Use black pepper and take the consequences , about 2 3 of the way through, it started to feel like a slog However, while the descriptions of food and cooking get repetitive, the interwoven stories held my attention. The author are praised by critics for using a significantly innovative narrative strategy to haunt the reader with heartfelt food memories, and at the same time, to invite the reader to read beyond exotic representations of ethnic food tocomplex issues of identity, integration and racism Clark is one of the two authors who inspired me to embark on my own culinary memoir This book reminded me of the communication and love of my own Bajan family and friends it made me miss home. This is a hilarious and heartwarming journey through one man s life He Austin Clarke tells of his travels from a kid in Barbados to a young man in Canada and the US He talks about his family, the politics, culture, and history of his homeland, adopted countries and Blackness He does all of this through the lens of food One of my best reads this year. This culinary memoir details much of the author s time growing up in Barbados, told through the description of Bajun cooking as carried out by the locals It contains many interesting and amusing anecdotes around the culture and works well to conjure up the culture and dialect of the Bajun people. blog review as engaging as I had anticipated It was interesting learning about the origins of various Bajan meals from the days of slavery and how people of diff socio economic groups cook differently with different ingredients or as Clarke says ingreasements Lots of dialect in this too Even though its a light read, the dialect makes a reader have to concentrateto fully understand what Austin Clarke was saying and he usually went of blog review as engaging as I had anticipated It was interesting learning about the origins of various Bajan meals from the days of slavery and how people of diff socio economic groups cook differently with different ingredients or as Clarke says ingreasements Lots of dialect in this too Even though its a light read, the dialect makes a reader have to concentrateto fully understand what Austin Clarke was saying and he usually went off on a tangent most of the time as discussed the origins of foods This is a solid 2.75 stars for me But I still enjoyed it Maybe I ll readof Clarke s work in the future So far, Jamaica Kincaid and Edwidge Danticat are on top of my list of great Caribbean authors MORE ON THE BOOK BLOG SOON Boise Literature for Lunch Fall 2015 Read some chapters, not bad but did not really captivate me.