Author(s): Jonathan Phang
Jonathan Phang grew up in a hectic Chinese/Caribbean household in London that was always packed with waifs and strays as well as the wonderful, rich smells of the next delicious meal. The Pepperpot Club is a stunning collection of Carribbean recipes and Jonathan recounts his childhood which was defined by tales from the homeland, loud music, booming laughter, and his mother's spicy aromatic cooking. Jonathan's Nanny Phang had a theory: if you cook food people love to eat, you will gain all you want from life. In this book he shares recipes from family and friends from all six races of the Caribbean - East Indian, Chinese, Mixed European, African, North American and indigenous Amerindian - are celebrated and include Meatball and glass noodle soup, Chinese ribs, Jerk Chicken, Coconut cream pie and a kicker of a Rum punch. Peppered throughout are Jonathan's family photographs as well as stunning shots of the Caribbean.
Jonathan Phang has worked in the fashion industry for over two decades, and features regularly on TV. He owns and runs one of the industry's leading hair and make-up agencies, producing glossy photo shoots for a wide range of advertising and PR clients. As well as his fashion credentials, Jonathan has a long standing passion for food and cooking. He is currently filming a TV show, Carribbean Hunger Phangs, for The Good Food Channel based on his Caribbean recipes. He lives in London.