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I love that my show The Blue and Yellow Kitchen has taken me on a culinary journey all over the world! This stop, Bermuda, for a classic fish chowder that shows both the British and trans-Atlantic slave trade influences. If you’re like me, you might think Bermuda is in the Caribbean. But it’s actually much farther north, directly east of North Carolina. The islands were uninhabited when the British arrived in 1612. The original settler families still have great influence over the island and its food products, include Outerbridge’s Devilishly Hot Sherry Pepper Sauce and Gosling’s Black Seal Rum. Here’s more history on the founder of the sherry peppers sauce, Yeaton Outerbridge.
The book that inspired this dish is Censorettes, by Elizabeth Bales Frank. Censorettes is based on the true story of British women who were stationed in Bermuda during World War II, working for the British Intelligence Service intercepting mail between Europe and the U.S. It’s a fascinating fictional tale of four young women who become friends and deal with a variety of challenges in Bermuda and beyond. I totally could see this book as a BBC mini-series. Who do I call to make that happen?
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