Interview with Jamaican restaurant owner Olivere Whitton

Date: March 6, 1992

Source: S1624 , Container 3

Type: Sound

Download: MP3


  • One audio cassette. Held at Whitton's Islander Restaurant, he discusses Jamaica; immigrating to the US; the restaurant business; Jamaican foods and supplies (and how hard they are to get in Florida); the menu; Haitian cooking; Jamaican drinks; Latin American foods; buying foods from farmers; and other foods prepared there. In 1992, the Palm Beach Community College contracted the Florida Folklife Program to conduct ten days of fieldwork in March 1992 around Lake Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy Festival later that year (16 May 1992). Headed up by FFP folklorist Debbie Fant, and assisted by Robert Stone and Robert Shanafelt, the fieldwork involved 26 informants, slides, print images and recorded interviews. In the end, the FFP recommended seven people for festival participation.

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