I was born in Guyana, South America and spent all of my childhood in Southern Africa. The first five years were spent in Zambia and then my family moved to Botswana where we have been ever since. I love Africa, the cultures, the food, the people you name it! I also love the West Indian side of me, especially the food. Cook up rice, salt fish and bake, pepperpot (my mother’s improvised version – more about that later), roti and curry, metem, patties, the list goes on!
While stuffing my face at my Aunt Jean’s 70th birthday party, it dawned on me that I was quite clueless when it came to making Guyanese/West Indian/Caribbean dishes. My parents, aunts and uncles always prepared the food. I just showed up and ate to my hearts delight. In an effort to change that, I decided to learn more about West Indian food, especially how to cook it! This blog is a way for me to document my journey in the kitchen, exploring West Indian cuisine, fusing it with African cuisine and everything in between
Oh yes, about the name – Sapodilla Brown. Sapodilla is a fruit with a pleasantly sweet flavor. Both the skin and flesh are brown in color. One of my mother’s favorite fruits that I have never had the pleasure of sampling, I hope to change that soon!
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