THE MARGARITAVILLE COOKBOOK 2000 by Olaf Nordstrom
-a birthday gift from my husband when we first visited Key West. If you really want to know how Jimmy Buffett makes his “Cheeseburger In Paradise” or just want a cookbook chock- filled with wonderful American Southern and Caribbean recipes, then this cookbook is for you!
Sailor Jack’s Popcorn, Jamaica Shake (a spiced coffee milkshake), real breakfast-style grits, Conch Fritters, Shrimp Ceviche, Crab and Mango Salad, as well as his Cheeseburgers In Paradise, which is no simple burger but a conglomeration of chuck, sirloin, short rib meat, filet mignon and some suet. Quite the gourmet burger! Finally, my fave recipe, “The Blonde Stranger” which is basically a Bananas Foster bread pudding!
P.S. I love how Olaf’s stories connect many of the recipes to Jimmy Buffet’s albums. Great recipes and a good read, can’t ask any more than that from a cookbook.