Hey everyone, I think there is a national conspiracy against my waistline. It started with Divali, continues through Hanukkah and will reach its peak once all those Christmas eats start arriving with friends and neighbours in tow. I see a treadmill in my not too distant future! This month Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad and Tobago is once again #1. Making it not only the #1 Cookbook on Trinigourmet last month, but also our #1 best-selling cookbook for 2010! Can anything stop its dominance in 2011? Only time will tell Making it’s Hotlist debut is a magazine that should have been here much sooner. I’m talking about Bon Appetit magazine  y’all I am sure that it is a popular year-end gift which is why it is here, but seriously this publication deserves support all-year-round What do y’all say?
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. 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
|3. 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.
|4. Baking: From My Home to Yours |
|5. Caribbean Flavors – Wendy Rahamut |
|6. Corelle Hearthstone Stoneware Square 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 4 |
|7. Julia Child – The French Chef |
|8. The Sephardic Table: The Vibrant Cooking of the Mediterranean Jews |
|9. Bon Appetit (1-year auto-renewal) |
|10. O, The Oprah Magazine (1-year) |