Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau present Provisions w/ Korsha Wilson
Where: Books Are Magic
225 Smith St.
718-246-2665 Price: Free
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In Provisions, Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau share 150 recipes that pay homage to the meals and market produce that have been farmed, sold, and prepared by Caribbean people–particularly the women–for centuries. Caribbean food is often thought of as rustic and unrefined, but these vibrant vegetarian dishes will change the way we think about this diverse, exciting, and nourishing cuisine.
With a modern twist on traditional island ingredients and flavors,Provisions reinvents classic dishes and presents innovative new favorites. At once elegant, authoritative, and accessible, Suzanne and Michelle’s recipes and stories invite you to bring fresh Caribbean flavors to your table.
Jamaican-born sisters Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau established their culinary reputation with the debut in 1996 of Ciao Bella, a groundbreaking Kingston restaurant that created a paradigm shift with its artful use of Jamaican ingredients and classic cooking techniques.
The success of Ciao Bella led to the women being called on to create premium culinary events, including several state dinners and an official dinner for His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales. Their expertise has since evolved into creating food and beverage concepts for global clients.
At home, Michelle and Suzanne used their culinary knowledge and effervescent personalities to inspire appreciation for Jamaican traditions with their hugely popular food and travel show, “Two Sisters and a Meal”. They also produced and starred in the web series, Island Potluck, a joint production with the Jamaica Tourist Board.
Their first cookbook, Caribbean Potluck, received critical acclaim and was named among NPR’s Best Books of 2014.
Korsha Wilson is a food writer and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. She is the founder and host of A Hungry Society, a podcast on Heritage Radio Network dedicated to celebrating and increasing the food world’s diversity. She has spoken at national conferences on the topic of food media and diversity, been a guest on the Carbface for Radio and Racist Sandwich podcasts, and been a featured guest on PBS’s Story in the Public Square and Al Jazeera’s The Stream. She has been published by The New York Times, Bon Appétit, Saveur, Food & Wine Magazine, Yes! Magazine and more.Buy tickets/get more info now