Happy New Year again! 🙂 It’s time for the first Amazon Hotlist of 2011! You’ll see a lot of shakeups on the list this time around due to some changes that I’ve made via Twitter  re: promoting new and currently popular cookbook releases. Already it has exposed many of you who follow me on there to new names and titles outside of the standards that always find their way on here. I’m especially happy to see Taymor Mason’s Caribbean Vegan break onto the Top Ten. I’ve gotten to know this Bajan vegan enthusiast over the last few months and am always amazed at what she is able to accomplish within the parameters of vegan cuisine. Don’t believe me? Check out her blog Caribbean Vegan  and prepare to ooh and aah!
Now on to the countdown!
*note: Hover your mouse over each title for more details!
|1. Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad and Tobago 
Description: Callalloo and Buss Up Shut, Mother-in-Law And Kuchela, Chip Chip and Doubles. The verbiage of Trinidad’s cuisine is both lyrical and mysterious. The variety of foods from this Caribbean nation and their fanciful names tell the story of a rich and eclectic cultural heritage.
|2. Caribbean Cookbook 
First published more than thirty years ago, Rita Springer’s Caribbean Cookbook is a West Indian classic. This latest edition complete with a new introduction, a modern design and an exciting full-colour cover, will please Rita Springer fans and win her new ones.
|3. The Multi-Cultural Cuisine of Trinidad & Tobago & the Caribbean 
Description: More popularly known as the Naparima Girls’ High School Cookbook, this evergreen publication is a locally recognized culinary classic and has accompanied many a Trini to foreign shores 🙂
|4. Caribbean Flavors |
|5. Memories of a Cuban Kitchen: More Than 200 Classic Recipes |
|6. Puerto Rican Cookery |
|7. Caribbean Vegan: Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Authentic Island Cuisine for Every Occasion |
|8. Puerto Rican Cuisine in America: Nuyorican and Bodega Recipes |
|9.Corelle Hearthstone Stoneware Square 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 4 |
|10.A Taste of Puerto Rico: Traditional and New Dishes from the Puerto Rican Community |