“Fresh and new” Yvette’s cookbook in time for the holidays and tourism season

From Yvette’s Kitchen To Your Table – A Treasury of St. Martin’s Traditional & Contemporary Cuisine by Yvette Hyman is back in bookstores.

This is the third printing of the popular cookbook in less than two years since it was first published in 2011, said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP).


The backlog from the demand by customers for Yvette’s cookbook caused one bookstore to immediately buy 100 copies of the new printing instead of the usual less-than-15 copies per re-stock order, said Sample.

"As of today, fresh and new copies of Yvette’s cookbook are available to everyone," said Sample.

"We’re just in time for Thanksgiving (1st Sunday of December); the opening of the new tourist season in mid-December; and for the Christmas-New Year’s holidays that are so special to us in St. Martin," said Sample.

The hardcover book has 13 chapters, including Appetizers, Soups, Poultry, Fish and Shellfish, Meat, Salads, Dumplings, Rice and Fungi, Breads, and Desserts, said Sample. As the book’s main editor, Sample had worked closely with the award-wining chef Yvette Hyman to test the recipes.

Among the book’s 312 colorful pages are classic favorites of St. Martin cuisine such as souse, johnny cake, Conch Yvette’s, lamb stew, and soursop drink. Iconic holiday specials such as coconut tart and guavaberry add to over 200 recipes à la Yvette in this Treasury of St. Martin’s Traditional & Contemporary Cuisine, said Sample.

"Yvette’s cookbook is a wonderful addition to the written story about the exciting world of Caribbean cooking," said Sample.

From Yvette’s Kitchen can be found at Van Dorp, Shipwreck, Caribbean Liquors, and Yvette’s Restaurant. Limited copies are available at www.Amazon.com.