Published: 15 Dec 2016 updated: 20 Apr 2017
Stars of The Carib-Asian Cookery Show, Sherrie Eugene Hart and Patrick Hart, launched their cookery book this month at the Watershed by Bristol harbour.
The lure of Carib-Asian food tasters and a rum punch welcome drink as well as the fact that Patrick and Sherrie are West Country icons inspired a great turnout. The Lord Mayor of Bristol and celebrated race equality campaigner Paul Stephenson were in attendance along with the Made in Bristol film crew, who televised the event on their What’s On programme.
Sherrie said, "Our launch party was important to us because it marked the end of a huge project which we have been working on for the past year, and an opportunity to showcase the product to family and friends. We worked hard together with SilverWood and they were completely on message with the design, look and feel of the book from the offset."
The food in The Carib-Asian Cookery Book: Recipes and Rhymes is born from a combination of the husband-and-wife duo’s culinary influences. Sherrie, who hails from the West Indies, has spent time travelling the Caribbean where she has tasted authentic dishes from many of the islands. Patrick’s culinary skills have been inspired by his mum, who cooked Indian food at home as well as Italian, Greek and English dishes. Together they have fused their respective influences and started the unique Carib-Asian concept, which includes mouth-watering dishes including Carib-Asian Fried Chicken, Mango and Lime-infused Tuna, and Chilli, Lamb and Sweet Potato Stew.
The Carib-Asian Cookery Show started when Pat was inspired after receiving a great reception to his and Sherrie’s dishes at food shows. This was picked up by the Made TV network. What began as a one-off show aired in Bristol was soon being broadcast across fourteen other stations.
Bristol locals will probably recognise Sherrie Eugene-Hart from HTV Bristol, where she started her career in the media as a sign-language interpreter for deaf viewers and went on to anchor the nightly flagship program HTV News. Patrick has also spent most of his life in Bristol and is now CEO of award-winning radio station BCfm.
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