Interview with Author Robin Lim Lumsden
A lovely conversation with Toby Bloomberg for Diva Foodies Blog.
Here is an excerpt:
“When we first began exploring an interview with cookbook author Robin Lim Lumsden we assumed that we’d be learning more about Jamacian cusine. We did of course. However, as we developed the interview we quickly realized that Belcour was not just a cookbook, but as Robin told us, a catalyst to many people’s diaspora stories. Just like Belcour with its multiple layers from recipes to family history and insights about the diverse culture of Jamacia, our conversation with Robin is multidimensional…
“One of the reasons I wrote the book was this feeling of nostalgia for my youth growing up in Jamaica and partly, I think to validate my “Jamaicaness”. Unfortunately 50+ years after Independence Jamaica is a paradise for some and a land without opportunity for far too many. I think Jamaica is one of the most beautiful places on earth, the mountains, beaches are incredibly beautiful and our culture is vibrant, full of art and music. Jamaicans are a humorous, warm and fun loving people and is a layered and complex place, full of contradictions, but it’s my home and I am so grateful and proud to have been born there.”