I am a “bajan” by birth and American by rights – What does that statement mean for me? It means from a culinary perspective; I get to enjoy the best of both worlds. I was born and raised in Barbados, a place where I enjoyed the rich culture and beauty of what Caribbean has to offer and now I get the express all of this island-ness in this great land called America. These two places are where I draw the depths of my culinary experiences and I am looking forward to sharing this with you.

Today I am reminiscing on many of my childhood favorite foods and memories. I caught myself drooling and laughing at the same time as I think about dishes like fish cakes and conkies. Remembering how I could not wait to get my hands on these tasty morsels like a kid getting set free in a candy store. Many times I have driven an hour from Westchester to Brooklyn to the bajan restaurant “Culpeppers” just to indulge in these tasty treats. But it is nothing compared to being on the beach in Barbados and enjoying it all with a glass of rum punch or a good cold Banks Beer yummm….Can’t wait to go back to Barbados for the holidays and enjoy it all.

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