Cover of new Book

Dominican Cathy Winston, a nurse based in the USA, has published a cookbook on Dominican cuisine that is available on

Cathy Winston is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years of clinical experience who has provided a full range of nursing care to patients and families of all ages. Cathy began her career as nurse and midwife servicing Princess Margaret Hospital and Newtown Clinic.

After immigrating to Anchorage, Alaska with her husband and four daughters, she continued her nursing career at Providence Alaska Medical Center as a staff nurse. She went on to work as charge nurse also and became preceptor (a type of teacher or mentor) in the acute care high risk antenatal unit.  She also worked as a Case Manager in women’s health at Women’s Health South Central in Anchorage. She is now currently retired in Newnan, Georgia USA where she worked for the last 10 years as a registered nurse coordinator community relations case manager.

The cookbook’s genesis can be found in Nurse Winston’s daughter (Tridaugh Winston) urging her mother to record her creative and vibrant recipes. Kathy and Tridaugh also visited Dominica to provide aid and medical services after Hurricane Maria devastated the country. It was during this trip that the initiative to publish the book was given new life. Tridaugh Winston currently resides in New Jersey and is pursuing her goal to become a Trauma Surgeon.

“This cook book is very different to other cook books because of the passion that drives it, as it is made from the heart. I know that you will enjoy my mom’s cooking as much as I do. You won’t be disappointed!” Tridaugh Winston (excerpt taken from

A portion of the proceeds has been dedicated towards Hurricane Maria medical aid and disaster relief.

photos of Winston’s aid visit to Dominica:

Winston presenting medical equipment to Doctor at Roseau Health Clinic

Winston with patient at Roseau Health Clinic