We are HUGE fans of Vice Media’s food-focused channel “Munchies“ and one of our favourite shows is “F*ck That’s Delicious“ with Chef-slash-Rapper-slash-Mr. Wonderful Action Bronson. So it was a treat to see this great video of the self-titled “Human Highlight Reel” himself doing it up at last year’s inaugural NyamJam Festival in Jamaica.
As a kid growing up in The Bahamas I never ate much breadfruit. During each breadfruit season, the distinctive “bumpy” green fruit would bear down trees all around our usual stomping grounds – between school and home – but seldom found their way on to our plates. We knew what they were and that they were edible and I even have vague recollections of eating it at some point (a bland memory), but it’s safe to say that breadfruit was not a regular part of our meals. We did make good use of them as balls for various games though, including dodgeball. Yes, they hurt.
The Atlantis Resort, on Paradise Island in The Bahamas, is world renowned for its family friendly environment, offering activities for kids of all ages to enjoy, from the current Cartoon Network ‘Summer @ Atlantis’ water feature to Club CRUSH, a teenagers-only nightclub. My summer crew of kids and I had the pleasure of experiencing a tour of the entire water habitat at the resort, and it did not disappoint.
I was initially apprehensive about agreeing to travel to Wemyss Bight, Eleuthera with my family and had many good reasons. First, the house we’d be staying in has no cable television or internet service. Second, there are no shopping malls, movie theatres or fast food restaurants. (Where is this? Medieval England?!).
In the early morning hours, right after a rain shower, just as the sun was rising, we set out on the back of a truck, to a dirt road through never-ending bushes. Our goal: to come back with a bucket full of crabs for Sunday dinner.
As locals we often take our every day surroundings for granted. We read, see and hear visitors rave about our beaches, culture and people, but most days we only give them passing notice.