Green, Bernice (23 of 25). Food: From Source to Salespoint

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  • Subjects

    Caribbean cuisine; Caterers

  • Recording date

    2001-01-08, 2001-01-19, 2001-01-30, 2001-02-06, 2002-01-21, 2001-02-27, 2001-03-05, 2001-03-13

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, Leicester

  • Interviewees

    Green, Bernice, 1937- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Russell, Polly (speaker, female)

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    Part 23: Tape 14 Side A. Over seventeen years working at school the equipment did not change. Joined ‘Caribbean Links’ group and cooked food for meetings with (RG). Talks about cooking in bulk and how this is related to her attitude towards hospitality. Spends £40-50 per week on food. Describes ideas of authentic Jamaican food. Describes England as her first home, Jamaica as her second home. Describes being British and what this means. Believes it is hard to belong in England. Anecdote about being treated unequally by social security office. Account about being treated unfairly by Jewish employer. Talks about Caribbean Links set up with help of MP Bernie Grant (BGR). Describes meeting BG Rabout plans for Caribbean Links. Wanted to recognise all Caribbean peoples as one. To learn to work together as a team and to recognise family as important. Describes BGR. He ‘strive and struggle for the underdogs’. First met BG when he was in early 40s. Describes BGR’s English wife Sharon. Talks about friends who set up Caribbean Links. (Tape battery runs out and interrupts recording towards the start of the tape).

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