“Cooking done with care is an act of love,” writes author and restaurant critic Craig Claiborne. On the corner of Emma and Petronia streets in Key West, Amy and Shane La Beet are selling and serving love by the plateful. The husband-and-wife team quietly opened the Pepper Pot Island Café in December after months of planning and a lifetime of cooking. Both were nourished and educated in the kitchens of their Trinidadian mothers and grandmothers, an inheritance they have passed on to their own children, Nalani and Raini. “They’ve learned the flavors and the very in-depth food history we have in the Caribbean. From different islands and different cultures, it all kind of meshes into what we call Trinidadian cuisine. There’s lots of different things we do that other people don’t,” said Shane.

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