𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 '𝗖𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗥𝗼𝗼𝘁𝘀 Key Takeaways Season 2 Teaser Episode 2
I am thrilled to share more about the second episode of "Cooking Back to Our Roots," which was an incredible journey of discovery and empowerment.
Our esteemed guest speakers for this episode were Edson Hato and Sacha Martina, who brought enlightening perspectives to our conversation.
The spotlight for this episode was on the (former) Dutch Antilles, a region rich in history and culture, where we applied the concept of 𝗦𝗮𝗻𝗸𝗼𝗳𝗮 throughout the episode.
Sankofa, a term from the Akan tribe in Ghana, symbolizes the idea of going back to retrieve what has been lost in order to move forward. This principle guided our exploration into the (culinary) traditions of the Dutch Antilles and their deep-seated roots in the past.
"𝗖𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗥𝗼𝗼𝘁𝘀" is not just a cooking show—it's a platform that cultivates a deeper appreciation for our shared heritage. It's about tracing the paths of our ancestors through the medium of food and understanding how our traditions have been shaped by history, particularly the significant influence of Dutch slavery on the African Diaspora in the Netherlands.
The production of this episode was made possible due to the collective effort of several organizations and individuals. My heartfelt thanks go to the City of Amsterdam, Amplify DEI, and The Project Wizard for their unwavering support.
Special mentions also go to MUA Glamdelien for the stunning makeup, Benedicta Badu for capturing the essence of our journey through her photography, and Raquel Hodge (Interior Design) Momentrepreneurs_nl, Bobo Couture, Black Ladies Talk udu media and Het Koorenhuis for their invaluable contributions.
The artwork created by Mr L'Afrique
Each episode of "Cooking Back to Our Roots" is a step towards understanding our past, celebrating our present, and embracing our future. We are excited to continue this journey, exploring different cuisines and cultures and uncovering the stories that connect us all.
Stay tuned for more empowering conversations and delectable culinary experiences; the episodes will be shared via different platforms in November 2023.