Cooking with Granny is a fun cooking show that takes viewers inside the homes of grandmas throughout New York. Caroline Shin, the series host and creator, came up with the concept of preserving her grandmother’s recipes and extraordinary story of triumph in the face of war in Korea. The multicultural series features grandmas from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, from Indian to Greek, as they showcase their signature meals and discuss their lives.
In this episode, Grandma Louisa, who hails from Trinidad, cooks her famous hot sauce, which is so lethally spicy that she has the host wear gloves and googles! In between grinding up 135 red peppers for the sauce, Grandma Louisa discusses her childhood with physically abusive relatives and her move to the U.S. in 1990. Though she has enjoyed the educational and employment opportunities America has provided for her children, she dreams of returning to her native island for retirement.
For more information about Grandma Louisa’s life, including her experience with domestic violence and Brooklyn’s vibrant Caribbean community, check out Cooking with Granny’s YouTube page.