Cynthia Nelson is a food enthusiast, born and raised in the only English-speaking country in South America - Guyana. Due to her upbringing in a multi-cultural society, Cynthia embraces a wide variety of cuisines and is always eager to try something new.
Through her work as a journalist, Cynthia has traveled the length and breadth of the Caribbean tasting, cooking and experiencing West Indian food, first hand. Having learned to cook at an early age, Cynthia is at ease in the kitchen creating dishes that reflect the diversity of the region – Indian, African, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Indigenous and Chinese. Cynthia lives in Barbados and teaches Broadcast Journalism. Her musings on Food and life in the Caribbean appear regularly in publications in the Caribbean and North America. She’s a food columnist and the author of the blog, Tastes Like Home. Her first book, Tastes Like Home, My Caribbean Cookbook was released in December 2010.
By Cynthia Nelson:
West Indian food is not as well known as other world cuisines. It is often stereotyped as a garnish or reduced to a handful of ingredients, but it is so much more. The diversity of the region is reflected in the food we make and eat everyday. Are you familiar with West Indian food, new to it or just curious? You’ve come to the right place. It is my pleasure to be your guide. Welcome! An Interview with Cynthia Nelson