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“Weiga, Let’s Eat!” by Isha Gutierrez Sumner

Updated: Oct 7, 2023



Honduras is home to the largest Garifuna population, an Afro-Indigenous ethnic group who trace their ancestry back to West and Central Africa. Due to factors such as forced migration, language barriers and systemic marginalization, the preservation of Garifuna culture has been imperiled for decades. Among the individuals dedicated to preserving and sharing its rich history is Isha Gutierrez Sumner. Born and raised in San Juan Tela, Honduras, Sumner grew up immersed in her Garifuna community’s sights, sounds and flavors. Her long awaited cookbook, “Weiga, Let’s Eat!” is a valuable resource for those seeking to learn more about authentic Garifuna cooking and traditions.


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I've never heard of Garifuna, so this was truly enlightening. Thank you for sharing!

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I've been interested in Afro communities in Central America since I spent time as a student in Mexico. Definitely looking forward to learning more about Isha and Garifuna culture.

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Jazzmine Woodard
Jazzmine Woodard
Oct 25, 2023

Thanks for spotlighting the Garifuna community! Going to do a deep dive now!

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Such a great way to introduce the unknowing to the Garifuna community. I love seeing the African diaspora and all of its culinary contributions.

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