Updated: Oct 7
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.