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St. Croix Food & Wine Experience: A Culinary Guide to the Island Featuring More Than 100 Recipes from Island and Celebrity Chefs, is a keepsake full-color cookbook and island guide to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The book features recipes in six culinary sections: beverages, appetizers, entrees, vegetarian, soups and stews, and desserts.
Recipes are by celebrity chefs and island chefs. Celebrity chef contributors include Govind Armstrong, Michael Ferraro, Betty Fraser, Anita Lo, Tim Love, Kevin Rathbun, Gabriel Rucker, Liza Shaw, Ana Sortun, Roberto Trevino, and Dannielle Kyrillos. Island chef contributors include Elvet Carty (Herve Restaurant), Jill Dedinsky (Cafe Fresco), Patrick Gribbin (Starfish Patisserie), Leslie Gumbs (Theo’s), Patrick James, Jane Lansiquot (Annie’s Catering), Camisha Lynch (Central High School Culinary Arts Class), Diane Mohammed (Roti Master), Angela Morales (Villa Morales), Negust Kaza (Tutto Bene), Lance Lowman (RumRunners), Burton Peterson (Top Class Catering), Frank Pugliese (Eat@CaneBay), Joseph Stiles (Salud! Bistro), Mat Vacharat (St. John Catering), and many more.
In addition to delicious recipes, St. Croix Food & Wine Experience also includes chef profiles, stunning photography of the island, historical and cultural information, and a guide to enjoying wine in the tropics.
The wine guide, which smartly pairs wines with tropical dishes, was written by sommelier and restaurant owner Katherine Pugliese, who has lived on St. Croix for more than 20 years and is one of the founders of the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience event. St. Croix native and editor Steve Bennett wrote the island guide, which is divided into four sections and provides historical and current information on culture, food, music and rum. The cookbook was compiled and published by Jane Watkins, a native of St. Croix who handles the media and chef relations for the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience event. She developed the cookbook to promote the chefs, promote the island and support the causes of the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience event. Soft cover. 120 pages.
About the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience event: The St. Croix Food & Wine Experience event, named one on the Ten Best International Food and Wine Festivals by Forbes Travel, showcases the diverse cuisine and wine available on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The multi-day event includes gourmet dinners, wine seminars, wine auctions, and the annual culinary competition, A Taste of St. Croix. The event benefits the St. Croix Foundation, a non-profit community foundation that administers a number of local programs.