Food Is The Only Thing Uniting Us At The Moment

By Demion McTair. Updated 1:11 a.m., Wednesday May 06, 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Food items posted by members of Vincy Cuisine. Photos: Monica Hooper and Diklah E. Bynoe.

Discussion: Vincentians are currently divided over a lot things.

Some of the divisive issues surround the funding for the quarantine of returning sailors, the open borders amidst Covid-19, and generic partisan differences which are amplified in what is supposed to be an election year.

While national-level sporting and cultural events often unite us as a people, Covid-19 has temporarily taken them away.

There is one thing, however, that is uniting us: food.

A new Facebook group, Vincy Cuisine, has attracted Vincentians from all walks of life, showcasing their culinary skills.

And, everyone is showing off their dishes in a fun-filled environment with no confusion or partisanship.

The group which was started on April 16, 2020, by media personality, Jacqueline Archibald, has over 12,000 members.

The group’s description states that it “was formed to showcase and celebrate our own Vincentian foods”, and it has been doing just that.

Bread baking in a vintage style oven. Posted by Veltie Cain in Vincy Cuisine.

It features vintage recipes, eclectic food items, simple meals, and exquisite meals which summon the Vincy chef in viewers, elevating them to a higher calling of Vincy oneness and excellence.

While our everyday questions surround many contentious socio-political issues, the group provides an escape to a virtual culinary world where the main question is: what’s next on the menu?

The group is a national virtual cyber-restaurant where everyone can be chief cook, showcasing meals, buffet-style, for a large audience which delights in them and spends little or no time on judgement.

Vincy Cuisine is probably the closest thing to the Utopian Vincentian dream where all of us can get along with each other.

Can we continue to make each other happy through food? Can we continue to take each other’s taste-buds down memory lane to savor on the great culinary memories that brought us and our families happiness and joy?

Let Vincy Cuisine continue to be a great place of Vincentian unity and keep those meals coming.

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