Cynthia Nelson

Cynthia Nelson
 Cynthia Nelson

  • Food enthusiast and journalist with a weekly food column for Stabroek News
  • Born and raised in Guyana, lives in Barbados
  • Author of "Tastes Like Home: My Caribbean Cookbook"
  • Teaches broadcast journalism


Cynthia Nelson is a former writer for The Spruce. Through her work as a journalist, Cynthia has traveled the length and breadth of the Caribbean tasting, cooking and experiencing West Indian food first-hand. Having learned to cook at an early age, Cynthia is at ease in the kitchen creating dishes that reflect the diversity of the region—Indian, African, Portuguese, Spanish, French, indigenous, and Chinese. Cynthia lives in Barbados and teaches broadcast journalism. Her musings on food and life in the Caribbean appear regularly in publications in the Caribbean and North America.


Cynthia Nelson learned to cook from her mother and aunt in Guyana. Her travels gave her experience with and an appreciation for the multicultural influences in Caribbean cuisine.

Awards and Publications

Cookbook: "Tastes Like Home: My Caribbean Cookbook"

Print articles:

Expertise: Caribbean cooking
Location: Barbados

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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