Cooking With Friends

ISBN: 978-1-7923-0085-1
By: Richards, Alejandre


Truth be told I've watched my mom make this a thousand times and not once have I ever seen her take a measurement. I have the best childhood memories. Especially Christmas time. Cooking, baking, spending time with family. Listening to soca, calypso and reggae. The entire street was practically family which made things quite interesting. The house was a hub and everyone would come visit. You could hear the kids in the street, the men under the street lights playing dominos and drinking Mt. Gay Rum. 4am Christmas Service, traditional hymns (carols) followed by more food than we knew what to do with. Definitely my favorite time of the year and some of the fonder memories of my mom. My mom would be so proud. I never ever had to cook when I was a kid. Truth be told, I only learnt how to when I went off to college and quickly found out being hungry was zero!


Alejandre Richards

I have no formal training except in The Art of Chocolate, simply the love of food and a keen eye for creativity. Cooking soothes me and gives me time to think without having to compartmentalize. I’ve watched her harvest & shuck peas, pluck limes off the trees, chop bananas off the branch with a machete, pluck okras from the ground, you name it we grew it. I love to cook and my ultimate joy is to watch the expressions and delight on the faces of my friends as they consume and enjoy the food we created together.