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Jamaica’s culinary history is comprised of a variety of different fruits, vegetables and other food groups. These different food groups are a contribution of “all those who came” to Jamaica, which more specifically includes the Arawaks, Spanish, British, Africans, Indians, Chinese and many other Caribbean islanders.

Though Jamaica has evolved from the days of brick ovens and wood fire to more modern ways of cooking and culinary traits, the lasting impact of what makes up the Jamaican culture and heritage is still alive in the food that is consumed, which Jamaicans are proud to call their own.

 

All things Jerk!

All things Jerk!

Jerk seasoning/ sauce is a spicy concoction that is made (blended) and applied to food as a form of flavoring. Origin: Jerk seasoning and the method...

Ackee

Ackee

National Fruit of Jamaica: Ackee is a fruit that is native to West Africa. The fruit is grown on a tropical tree and must be allowed to be fully...

Sorrel

Sorrel

What is Sorrel? The origin of sorrel origin is traced back to West Africa and is a species of the hibiscus family. The plant is better grown in the...

Callaloo

Callaloo

Callaloo is a leafy green vegetable that closely resembles spinach and collard greens. When sautéed with seasoning (onions, tomato, pepper and...

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