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The Robert C. Weaver Society & SOMOS present a Caribbean Heritage Month Event In Conversation with the authors of Provisions: The Roots of Caribbean Cooking   Subscribe to Alerts

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
6:00PM - 7:30PM


Join Dr. Regina Bernard-Carreño, Associate Professor of Black and Latino Studies at Baruch College, as she interviews authors Michelle Rousseau and Suzanne Rousseau on their new cookbook Provisions: The Roots of Caribbean Cooking. They will explore topics touched on through their cookbook such as Jamaican women entrepreneurs, slavery, and freedom.

Jamaican sisters and business partners, Michelle Rousseau and Suzanne Rousseau have spent the last 25 years exploring the cuisine, style, culture and identity of the Caribbean. Through their restaurants, catering, television shows, historical research, traveling, and writing they have codified a signature style that is distinct and in demand. Known for their innovation and creativity in developing food and beverage concepts, they have jointly owned and operated multiple hospitality and lifestyle establishments and consulted with restaurants and businesses globally and throughout the island of Jamaica.

Dr. Regina Bernard-Carreño has been actively researching and writing about the cultural performance of food, food access and food racism in low income neighborhoods in New York City and abroad. Along with researching and writing, Dr. Bernard-Carreño has been designing scholarly projects and community products based on food access in NYC various neighborhoods. She has also published articles in the Journal of Pan African Studies, Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development and Small Farms Quarterly.