Two sisters on a mission to share the stories of their Caribbean ancestors, Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau correct common misperceptions around Jamaican food and culture in their stunning new cookbook, Provisions. On this episode of Speaking Broadly, they talk about the women who reached out to them from beyond the veil to urge them on, like their great great grandmother, Ma Briggs, who worked her way up from washerwoman to restaurateur. They honor their female forebears with vegetarian recipes based on ingredients from the “”provisions”” garden pre- and post-Emancipation. Their own narrative is powerful as well—two extraordinary women with different strengths who’ve collaborated for more than 20 years on restaurants, tv shows, and books and supported each other through the tough times and the good ones.

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