This time all the rejoicing is because of a food TV show.
We relocated to Austin, Texas in 1998 and my mate's first observation about living in this land-locked part of the state was that the city was missing a good Bahamian restaurant or at least some place that serves dishes that look like island food!
Once we got cable TV hooked up and got settled in, his next complaint was that the #foodie channels didn't have a good cooking show to teach people how to prepare common island meals.
In 2015, his prayer was finally been answered.
Our public television station (PBS) airs a show called “Taste the Islands”. Chef Irie (real name Hugh Sinclair) lives in South Florida but is from Jamaica.
My mate is from The Bahamas.
We're both very happy.
For now. :)
* * * * * * PBS – Celebrating Food & Cooking
Taste of the Islands first published at Persona Paper, Jul 20, 2015.