Rita Johnson is a retired Accountant who resides in the Midwest. Born in Jamaica, and one of 10 children, she revered her mom. As a child, she lived on a farm where her and her siblings helped to tend to the animals prior to going to school. Rita knew at a very young age that she would divorce the farm life in search for something else. In school, her subject that she excelled in was math; therefore, it was no surprise when she decided to major in Accounting. Although accounting was her profession, cooking was her passion. Growing up she watched her mom make all the authentic Jamaican dishes and was fascinated with the way her mom could make a four-course meal out of barely anything. Over the years Rita’s home was the home that everyone celebrated the holidays because one thing was for sure and that was the meal would be delicious. Now at age 70, Rita has decided to put those delicious recipes in her first cookbook.
The recipes in this book are as bewitching as an off-shore breeze, plumbing the mysteries of native dishes in accurate and easy-to-follow details that assure the success of every recipe-whether it is for Pickled Chicken or Sweet Potato Pudding. In Puerto Rican Cookery, the late Carmen Aboy Valldejuli traces the development of traditional native cookery and reveals secrets of the essence of Puerto Rican cookery-keymark to fabulous island delicacies. Native Taino petroglyphs illustrate this handsome book.