Some 200 recipes—color photos of various dishes—from the first lady of St. Martin's national cuisine, founder of Yvette's Restaurant on the Caribbean's best dining island—have been hailed in Newsday, The Boston Sunday Globe, and The Washington Post among other media. Thirteen chapters, including Appetizers, Soups, Poultry, Fish and Shellfish, Meat, Salads, Dumplings, Rice and Fungi, Breads, Desserts, and Beverages. Yvette Cynthia Hyman-Connor has been called "the first lady of St. Martin cuisine," for "having distinguished herself by a combination of service with a personal touch and a tasty [St. Martin] cuisine as "owner of the world-famous Yvette's Restaurant... in French Quarter"... Yvette's traditional and contemporary dishes have won the restaurant a Diplôme D'Honneur from the Restaurateurs de Métier des Provinces Françaises in 1992. The legion of islanders and visitors that have flocked to lunch and dinner at Yvette's Restaurant is already a great testament to the irresistible and very palatable legacy of chef Yvette Hyman. Everyone from young lovers to large families know that their special occasion will be a royal feast at "Yvette." Some visitors have made Yvette's Restaurant the family dining place for each night of their vacation! Loyal diners have also included St. Martin and Caribbean dignitaries and international celebrities such as Harry Belafonte, Romare Bearden, Vanessa Williams, Richard Pryor and George Foreman.
House of Nehesi Publishers (2011), 312 pages
312 p.; 8.7 inches
0913441163 / 9780913441169