Photo and caption by meg pier
When visiting the duel island nation of Trinidad & Tobago, I was privileged to be the guest of Savitri Ramsingh for a sumptuous meal during Divali. A third of Trinidad's population is Hindu and celebrates this festival of light over darkness and good over evil. As I arrived at the Ramsingh's home, Savitri stood in her garden, a striking figure in pale silk amidst the lush greenery, her arm raised in a prayer of thanks. I am grateful to have been included in the family's holiday, and enjoy a sumptuous meal full of flavors that reflect the diversity of life itself, both fiery and sweet.
Location: Rambert Village, Trinidad