Ackee Bamboo serves up Jamaican cuisine with a love side in Los Angeles | Petri: LA Bread Stories

This article is presented in partnership with the Natural History Museum “Petri: LA Bread Stories“, a project that celebrates LA’s history, heritage and communities through the lens of bread.

For Marlene Beckford, founder of Ackee Bamboo Jamaican Cuisine, food is love. In a video interview with Marlene, she shares with us the story of how her mother poured love into family meals and how longing for a home-cooked meal inspired her to open an authentic restaurant in Jamaican cuisine in Los Angeles. For Marlene, her food is an outward expression of well-being, communication and caring for the community – and her French fries dumplings are a manifestation of that love for her family and her community.

To see Marlene’s story, watch the video below.

Marlene Beckford of Ackee Bamboo shares her bread story in this video produced by the Natural History Museum as part of “Kneaded LA,” a project that celebrates LA’s history, heritage and communities through the lens of bread .

LA kneaded: Ackee Bamboo and Marlene Beckford

To see what’s cooking at Ackee Bamboo, check out ackeebamboo.com or visit them at Leimert Park at 4305 Degnan Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90008.

What’s your LA bread story?

Have you visited Ackee Bamboo or know of another Los Angeles bread maker that lovingly connects with their community? We want to hear from you! Join the conversation on social media and tag us @NHMLA with #KneadedLA.

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