Bajo El Sol Gallery will host a book signing at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, for “My Modern Caribbean Kitchen” by Julius Jackson, a Virgin Islands chef. Attendees will get to sample one of his delicious recipes. Bajo El Sol’s new, expanded location is on the ground floor of Mongoose Junction across from Little Switzerland, next to Made in St. John.
In this exciting collection, Chef Julius Jackson takes the dishes he grew up with and applies his own culinary flare, crafting home-cooked meals bursting with the distinct spices and tasty ingredients for which the Caribbean is known.
Fantastic, tropical favor is easy to achieve. Start the day off with Island-Style Farina for a classic Caribbean morning. No-Mess Curry Chicken is an easy meal that packs a tasty punch; One-Pot Wonder Chicken and Rice is a crowd-pleaser. Tangy Creole Fish is crisp and fresh, while Pan-fried Plantains can be enjoyed anytime throughout the day. Infused with Julius’s experiences of island life, these recipes are the perfect blend of traditional cuisine, unexpected twists and unforgettable favor.
Praise for “My Modern Caribbean Kitchen” –
“Julius has made the Virgin Islands proud. Here, he offers a taste of creole cuisine with his spins on some of our most popular dishes. Use this book to challenge yourself to try a new favor or ingredient. I promise you won’t be disappointed.” ― Beverly Nicholson-Doty, Commissioner of Tourism for the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands
“In all of my Caribbean travels, Julius Jackson’s cooking stands out as some of the best I’ve ever had. His stewed chicken is out of this world. Make his recipes and you’ll swear you’re in the islands on vacation.” ― Katie Lee, author, host of “Beach Bites with Katie Lee” and co-host of “The Kitchen”
“Julius Jackson and his family’s legacy is rooted in Virgin Islands’ excellence so it’s only fitting that the champ now showcases his culture’s cuisine like never before.” ― Peter Bailey, author, journalist and host of “NiteCap with Peter Bailey.”
Julius Jackson is a professional chef, professional boxer, author and 2008 Olympian representing the U.S Virgin Islands. Julius is currently the head chef and manager at My Brother’s Workshop Bakery & Cafe, a non-profit training program for at-risk youth. He resides on St. Thomas with his wife Nicole and their two children.