Jamaican Food

Chicken foot soup
September 13, 2018

8 Weird & Wonderful Jamaican Foods

When I first visited Jamaica in 2014, the only Jamaican foods I knew were rice and peas and jerk chicken. That fragrant spiced meat, slow cooked over pimento wood, but there are so many more interesting Jamaican foods to discover. Cow skin soup? Chicken foot? Mannish water - famous locally for its aphrodisiac properties, perhaps less tempting once you know it's...

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December 16, 2017

The 9 best Vegetarian Restaurants in Kingston

Finding vegetarian restaurants in Kingston isn't difficult. Despite being a relatively new concept to the Western world, raw food diets have been around in Jamaica for years.  Rastafarian Ital cooking is widely available and there's enough fabulous fruits and vegetables to keep even the fussiest vegetarian happy. Most of the restaurants below are hidden in corners of carparks or tucked...

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October 1, 2017

Boston Jerk Center, Portland

No visit to Port Antonio is ever complete without a stop at the world-famous Boston Jerk Centre (BJC).  What is referred to as a 'centre' is really a side-road with seven street side stalls selling jerk in various forms. But here's the rub (no pun intended), BJC is less than half a mile away from the first ever commercial jerk...

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September 29, 2017

7 Amazing Uses For Coconut Oil

Since moving to Jamaica I have become obsessed with coconut oil, it's natural, rich in beneficial fats like lauric acid and triglycerides that benefit the body and is one of the healthiest substances available. It's also super versatile and can be used for cooking, health, cleaning, washing in fact you can use it for pretty much everything and anything. Here are...

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October 29, 2016

Jamaica Food & Drink Festival 2016

It's hard to believe, with all the wonderful food Jamaica has to offer, that this is only the second ever Jamaica Food and Drink Festival. This annual five day celebration of all things Jamaican food is an unmissable event for foodies everywhere.  Playing host to different Jamaican culinary experiences including, Pork Palooza at Hope Botanical Gardens,  a gastronomic feast promised at the National Gallery of Jamaica. Then there's Skewers...

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Scotchies Jerk Center
July 29, 2016

7 Best Restaurants in Kingston, Jamaica

Jamaican food represents some of the best food in the world and Kingston is a foodies dream. From the street jerk sellers on Hope road to the upmarket restaurant scene, Jamaican food is a melting pot of cultures and people. And no matter where you go, expect jerk in some form or another. Here are 7 of the Best Restaurants...

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May 29, 2016

Top 4 Jerk Joints in Kingston

Jamaica, the land of wood and water is synonymous with jerk. That spicy fragrant meat, slow cooked over aromatic pimento wood. You can find jerk everywhere in Jamaica and in every shape and form, from jerk spaghetti to a jerk maki roll - Jamaicans love their jerk. Jerk pork in Jamaica is sold by weight and chicken comes whole, half and quarter. You...

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April 29, 2016

Eat Like a Local: 5 Jamaican Foods You Need to Try

I'm constantly amazed by the foods and flavours I come across in Jamaica. On my way back from a run the other day, I came across a woman pushing an old supermarket trolley by the side of Barbican road. Inside was a huge pan of conch soup, that she'd just cooked up. She even had a queue of customers! Needless...

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