On this episode of our podcast …
Jacqui sits down to natter with her two friends Lee Ann Haslam of Lee Creates, an artist specialising in glass art and organic beauty care and Shikisha Cowan, progeny of a popular musical Jamaican family and an advertising and marketing professional. Both were resident in Japan for several years and were part of the small but vibrant Jamaican community who reside in the archipelago. Coincidentally, Lee Ann and Shikisha initially worked within the JET program in education before pursuing other career paths. The ladies share their respective perspectives on Japanese life and culture, the differences between rural and city life, learning Japanese rhythm, precision and discipline through archery and soba noodle making, being accepted as foreigners and participating in activities normally banned for outsiders. They further discuss the novelty factor of being neither American or European, the delicate balance of being vocal without being offensive and what they miss most about living in the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’. Drink of the episode: JuicyChef’s Jasmine Sake Toddy.
Drink of the episode: JuicyChef’s Jasmine Sake Toddy
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Jacqui ‘JuicyChef’ Sinclair, founder of Nyam & Trod, is a British Jamaican award-winning chef, writer, and food culturist. She is a co-founder of Kingston Kitchen, an annual food event supporting food artisans. Jacqui has been an advocate of the Meatless Monday Global movement in Jamaica since 2011. Jacqui’s work has been featured in such publications as the Huffington Post, the Jamaica Observer, Saveur, The Jewish Post and numerous blogs. She has appeared on the Travel Channel’s ‘Bizarre Foods’ with Andrew Zimmern and Food & Wine’s Jamaica episode with Kwame Onwuachi.