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Feb 15, 2022Liked by Alicia Kennedy

What you're describing is similar to how I felt (and still sometimes feel) about my move to Baltimore after living in NYC for over 7 years. The community I have here is very different than the one I would've had if I'd stayed (in many ways it's more diverse). The pandemic also made me deeply grateful for it.

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Feb 15, 2022Liked by Alicia Kennedy

I appreciated the perspective in this essay, especially the shift that happens when switching environments. I feel the same way about my move to a rural place. Thanks for sharing parts of your life with your readers!

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Feb 15, 2022Liked by Alicia Kennedy

Hi!!

I just want to let you know how much I enjoyed this column. Having moved from San Francisco in 2018, I went thru that same experience. I always went back to what my high school coach always told me when I could not afford the expensive equipment or clothes that some of my teamates could: "the equipment does not make the player".

After a few months of bitching and complaining about the lack of ingredients and great produce, I learned how to embrace what my beautiful, if complicated little big island has to offer. And like you, I savor and enjoy other foods when I travel.

Salud!

Ali

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Feb 14, 2022Liked by Alicia Kennedy

I can so relate to this! I also live on an island (Bermuda) and while food prices are rising persistently, there's still bounty all around that people are just accustomed to overlooking. I have a bunch of local plantain that I had to cut down because the tree was getting weighed down and blocking my driveway (thank you for all the plantain recipes!), a neighbor gave me a bag full of local lemons and green papaya, there's wild mint growing in a field that I wouldn't have seen if I didn't stop and sit. It is essential that I change my food identity to be more than 'vegan' - soon I may just need to eat.

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Hi, I’m curious, what about your farmer’s market disappoints folks? It sounds and looks great to me from your writing here and your IG posts.

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