For Suzanne Barr, one of North America’s most respected chefs, food has to be about more than just an incredible tasting dish; food is joy, it’s happiness, it’s comfort, it’s healing, and understanding where it comes from is part of being an active participant in the human experience.
Suzanne’s book, My Ackee Tree is a book that looks back on the forty plus years of Suzanne’s life including being raised in Plantation, Florida and studying in places like New York, Hawaii and The South of France.
Writing this memoir was a deeply personal experience and in episode 393, Suzanne explains what it was like to accurately recall her past while also allowing space for big feelings, both during the writing process and then again once the book was released.
This episode is one big intimate conversation about food, love, family, and creative courage that covers topics like: communing with our ancestors, understanding where our food comes from, how difficult it is to write a book and why we can all be great cooks when we remove the pressure to be “good” and allow inspiration to lead us.
Listen to episode 393 now! And then read My Ackee Tree for more from Suzanne including Jamaican recipes and proverbs in the native Jamaican dialogue.
For full show notes and resources, head to https://untameyourself.com/podcasts/393
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