Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.
- Voltaire
Welcome to the Art of Cooking! While my first book is The Art of Cooking: Soul of the Caribbean, our culinary repertoire spans many different culinary styles. I invite you to cook outside the box (or pot)—play with your food and enjoy the wonderful art of cooking! Our goal is to keep you informed and updated about events, trends, food styling and new recipes. Visit often, and if you have a question, email me. I will respond as soon as possible. Signiature  

  • March 23, 2016

    Chef Selwyn Richards

  • October 31, 2014

    Thursday, 10 April 2014

    The final of the 4 interviews of the Black Business Professionals Association’s (BBPA) 2014 award recipients, is none other than Chef Selwyn Richards. If you have attended any awards function in the Black community over the past, ...more
  • August 27, 2014

    Summer is almost over

    Sitting on a rooftop café by the waterfront park in Pickering, Ontario, sipping my lemon iced tea, I suddenly became so aware of the serenity of this place. It's a clear indication that summer is coming to a close. How many more days ...more
  • August 14, 2014

    Nadine's Spiced Rum Cocktail

    Best Island Rum Punch Recipe Winner! hot rum toddy "I love this cocktail year round and in the winter I warm all ingredients together on the stove for a Winter Warm Rum Hot Toddy" -Nadine Spencer Ingredients 1 cup orange ...more
  • April 8, 2014

    Cod Fritters

  • December 31, 2013

    Feeding the community

    The world is a great place—and there are many people who are working to make it even better. We can all do our part./lead] My community has always been very important to me. It has supported me throughout my life and laid the foundation for who I am, both as an individual and as a chef. That is why I believe it is important to give back and contribute to the community whenever possible. We have all been blessed with different talents and skillsets, and if we can each find unique ways to contribute these talents to those around us, we can all work together to build a stronger community—not to mention a healthier country and world! Because my work and passion revolve around food, I try to find creative ways to give back through my cooking. I find great satisfaction in contributing to the lunch program at the Linden Girls School, and also enjoy catering to various volunteer groups who are busy making our community a better place, such as Jamaica 50 and other church and non-profit groups. I love seeing others doing their part to make life better for their neighbors—both here and globally—and am glad that I can support these great people in their work by sharing my favorite dishes with them. Although it is easy to become discouraged by all of the negativity we see on the news, the world is a great place—and there are many people who are working to make it even better. We can all do our part, so I hope to see you volunteering at a community event sometime soon—I promise the food will be great!more


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