For Belize Recipes Try Flavors of Belize The Cookbook

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For Belize Recipes try Flavors of Belize The Cookbook

Belize Recipes

Although I knew very little about Belize recipes, I love learning about other cultures and foods in other countries.  I treat cookbooks as not only a source for great, new recipes but as a way to learn about places that I’ll probably never visit. When I learned about Flavors of Belize The Cookbook: An Ancient History, Diverse Culture, Exotic Cuisine, I was instantly intrigued. Belize is located in Central American so it only makes sense that some of their recipes would have a Caribbean flavor. What I didn’t expect was that this Belize cookbook includes recipes from cultures like the Maya, British, Mestizo, Creole, Chinese, Lebanese, Garifuna and more.  There are over 120 different recipes included.

Flavors of Belize

Recipe chapters include Starters, Soups, Seafood; Pork, Chicken, and Meat; Salads and Vegetables; Breads, Grains, and Legumes; Finishing Touches; and Desserts.  Each chapter begins with a look back into the history of Belize and an explanation of the different cultures that create a foundation of Belizean heritage.  Each alternating page in the cookbook is a full page photograph which makes this cookbook a real joy to read.  Photographs are from renowned food photographer Matt Armendariz.  The recipes themselves are quite varied in experience level.  I found a number of recipes that could easily be prepared by someone without a lot of experience in the kitchen (like the Habanero Salsa).  Also included are recipes that are more challenging including the Lobster Robert and the Tamales.

This cookbook has a wonderful selection of recipes you can enjoy at every meal of the day.  You may need to head to a larger grocery store or ethnic market for some of the ingredients needed in Flavors of Belize.  I know that my grocery store doesn’t carry things like chaya leaves, red racado, or cow foot.  Many of the recipes can be prepared without ethnic ingredients and I’m looking forward to trying the Pork Chops with Pineapple Salsa and the Maya Chocolate Cake. If you’re interested in Belize recipes, you definitely need to purchase Flavors of Belize The Cookbook.

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  1. Definitely is an interesting recipe book. Thanks for sharing. :)
  2. Sharon Greenthal says
    This sounds like a really fascinating cook book, and I'm sure the photos are terrific! I'm not much for cooking anymore, but every so often I do drag out my cookbooks from the shelf and get creative. 
  3. Alison @ Under the Big Oak Tree says
    I love cookbooks and have quite the collection.   We haven't tried anything too exotic though!  Someday! 
  4. I have a bit of a cookbook addition and this looks great! I love trying new recipes from around the world!
  5. paula schuck says
    That sounds so delicious. Belize recipes. How fantastic! I wish I could travel there in person to build some of their great recipes.Yummy!
  6. Ohh I love cookbooks and Belize is know for it's wonderful flavors, thanks for the great review. This woul dbe a great new cookbookg ot add to my collection!!


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