Grace Browne

Born: 31st October 1932

St.Thomas, Barbados

Date of interview: 11th July 2006

Map showing where Grace Browne came from

When you were a child you, what would be the main meal you would eat?

It's fish, yes, it's fish. And it's fruit by the name of breadfruit you have breadfruit. Potato, yam, pumpkin, yes. And it's so ... meal that is Barbados people generally have they call it Cuckoo. Which is corn, the corn they grows on the cob is dried, and then it goes to the mill, and grind and it make flour, what some people calls it, some country calls is maize, we calls it cornmeal and you cook that with okra and, you make the gravy with fish, could be flying fish or other fish. And its another fish that is imported, in those days a lot used to use, but it very expensive now, salt fish, it's like a cod fish and it is been, dried in salt, it been cured in salt, but you have to soak it to get all that salt out. Because there was no freezer in my days they used to clean the fish and they used to hang them out like you hang out clothes on the line. They used to hang the flying fish out and dry them. And that's you curing them like, that the sun would dry them out and then you would store them, store them away and then when you want them to cook you just get them to cook like that.