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New book aims to help readers discover Caribbean food in UK

A NEW book promises to take readers on a journey across the UK discovering delicious Caribbean food in local communities.

Belly Full: Caribbean Food in the UK over the years is the first in a series of books about Afro-Caribbean food across the world.

From the Caribbean islands including the westerly island of Jamaica to the eastern shores of Trinidad and Tobago to Miami, New York, Toronto and London, Rice n Peas, roti, curry goat and jerk chicken are rising in popularity.

Neighbourhoods across these places have popular outlets and have done for decades, but who are the people behind these places? Belly Full: Caribbean Food in the UK over the years seeks to find out.

Belly Full: Caribbean Food in the UK over the years takes you on a journey across the UK, with stories that begin as far back as the 1950s.

Whether it’s in London, Liverpool or Leeds, you quickly realise these places are so much more than quick pit stops for food. These establishments mean so much to their local communities, not mention that the families and people behind them are local legends in their own right.

As the places and people are often overlooked in the telling of their areas’ histories, Belly Full: Caribbean Food in the UK over the years endeavours to make sure these people, places and stories are not forgotten in history.

This first edition features profiles of over 60 of such locations from cafes’ bakeries, butchers, takeaways to diners and the people behind them – and of course their stories

Whether you know all the places featured or have never tried Jerk Chicken before, Belly Full: Caribbean Food in the UK over the years is sure to interest.

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