By Ann Vanderhoof
ISBN-13: 9780767918046Under the Tuscan Sun meets the wide-open sea . . . An Embarrassment of Mangoes is a scrumptious chronicle of leaving the type-A way of life at the back of -- and researching the seductive secrets and techniques of lifestyles within the Caribbean.
Who hasn’t fantasized approximately chucking the task, asserting see you later to the rat race, and escaping to a few unique vacation spot looking for solar, sand, and a special lifestyle? Canadians Ann Vanderhoof and her husband, Steve did simply that.
In the mid Nineties, they have been pushed, forty-something execs who have been determined for a holiday from their deadline-dominated, career-defined lives. in order that they hand over their jobs, rented out their condominium, moved onto a 42-foot sailboat known as Receta (“recipe,” in Spanish), and set sail for the Caribbean on a two-year voyage of culinary and cultural discovery.
In lavish aspect that might have you ever packing your suit and speeding for the airport, Vanderhoof describes the sun-drenched landscapes, mesmerizing characters and mouthwatering tastes that season their new way of life. Come alongside for the experience and be seduced by means of Caribbean rhythms as she and Steve sip rum with their island buddies, hike lush rain forests, pull their supper out of the ocean, and adapt to existence on “island time.”
Exchanging company outfits for naked ft, they drop anchor in sixteen nations -- forty seven person islands -- the place they discover secluded seashores and store vigorous neighborhood markets. alongside the way in which, Ann documents the delectable dishes they come across -- from cracked conch within the Bahamas to curried lobster in Grenada, from Dominican papaya salsa to vintage West Indian rum punch -- and accommodates those attractive recipes into the textual content in order that readers can perform the adventure.
Almost nearly as good as making the adventure itself, An Embarrassment of Mangoes is an intimate account that conjures all of the impossible to resist good looks and bounty from the Bahamas to Trinidad -- and simply might compel you to make a rash selection that might land you in paradise.
From the Hardcover edition.