Jacqueline Greaves Monda was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and moved to New York at the age of ten. Home cooking was traditional Jamaican fare with its rich culinary influences. Her marriage to a Southern Italian required the addition of another and definitive culinary tradition. She lives in New York City, where she has created, with her husband, a literary salon that abounds with conversation and food geared toward feeding both mind and body. She can be followed on her website www.jacquiesfoodfortalk.com.