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image of New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids

[First paragraph]Our 1993 rundown of books that have not, for one reason or another, been reviewed in the NWIG follows the culinary metaphors of its precedents, "Caribbean pepper-pot" (NWIG 58:89-98) and "Callaloo" (NWIG 66:95-99). Cassidy & Le Page's Dictionary ofJamaican English (Cambridge University Press, 1967) offers, s.v. rundown:A kind of sauce made by boiling coconut down till it becomes like custard (but stops short of becoming oil). In it may be cooked salt or pickled fish, banana, or other ingredients.It is served in a bowl in the middle of the table, into which one dips one's bread-kind. See dip-and-come-back.Under "dip-and-come-back," we find thirty-six alternative terms for the dish, including: dip-and-fall-back, dip-and-shake-off, assistant, bread-fruit remedy, dip-dip, dividen-an-flabub, duck-and-shake-back, elbow-grease, frigasi, johnny run-down, kobijong, kuochi waata, malongkontong, mulgrave, pakassa, plaba, plomi, rege, round-the-road, stew-down, swimmerdown, tap-i-a-paas....

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