Rustie Lee A Taste of the Caribbean is the author's first recipe book since 1984 and features 120 recipes for food and drink from across the Caribbean. Recipes in the new book include Caribbean favorites such as Rice and Peas, Ackee and Saltfish, Jerk Chicken and traditional Journey Cakes, as well as Rustie's own recipes for Caribbean Christmas Cake and the rum-based Aphrodisiac Cocktail. They are complemented with color photographs and an accompanying DVD, which shows Rustie cooking 12 of her favorite dishes, personally selected from her book.
Born in Jamaica in 1954, Rustie moved to the UK when she was 5. After leaving school she trained to be a chef and went on to own her own Caribbean restaurant, where she was discovered. Her bubbly, infectious laugh first burst on to our screens when she became the chef on ‘Good Morning Britain’.Her restaurant was frequented by celebrities the world over – including Muhammad Ali.Her first cookery book, ‘Rustie Lee’s Caribbean Cookbook’ came out in the 1980s and now sells for ten times the original price! ‘A Taste of the Caribbean’ is her first book since then. Her career started in cookery and singing. She has gone on to appear in cabaret; present shows both on TV and radio; to act in TV and films and become a politician. Her larger than life personality and her amazing career have earned her a place in all our hearts.