In Fiji, the word “kusima” describes not only an overwhelming appreciation of seafood but, also the insatiable desire to eat seafood.
The word is the inspiration of a new cookbook that aims not only to provide seafood recipes but, also promote sustainable seafood practices and celebrate the role women play in Fijian fisheries.
The cookbook is called Kusima Mada.
Dr Sangeeta Mangubhai is the Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society program in Fiji, who developed the cookbook with Australian chef Jason Allport, and she spoke to Tahlea Aualiitia on Pacific Mornings.
Source and listen to audio : https://www.abc.net.au/radio-australia/programs/pacificmornings/kusima-mada-cookbook/11260010