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COUNTRY FLAVOURS
HISTORY & INFLUENCES
ICONIC DISHES
Spiceology

Scroll to choose your favourite version of this iconic dish

Scroll to choose your favourite version of this iconic dish

Do you smell this? It’s now time to set your kitchen and do the magic…

Do you smell this? It’s now time to set your kitchen and do the magic…

Country flavours

The food of Jamaica is all about flavour bursts of fresh seasonal fruit and warm, earthy spices. With a temperate tropical climate, Jamaica is home to many ingredients we use in day-to-day life, including sugar, coconuts, and cocoa beans. Being an island by the sea, fish is super-popular.  One of their most known foods is jerk cuisine. […]

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History & influences

Jamaican cuisine includes a mixture of cooking techniques, flavours and spices influenced by American Indian, African, Irish, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Indian, Chinese and Middle Eastern people who have inhabited the island through its rich history.  The heavy influence of African cuisine as a result of waves of slavery, including the popular breakfast dish Ackee. Stories suggest Jerk cuisine was originally used to conceal the whereabouts of Maroons. ‘Jerking’ was a method of seasoning and cooking pork underground, so other enemy tribes could not see the smoke. In the 1700s, breadfruit was brought from Africa to feed slaves along with various root vegetables and other fruits. […]

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Iconic dishes

Encompassing all the taste sensations of the Caribbean, Jamaican cuisine is fresh, vibrant, and full of flavour, combining punchy Jerk-marinated meats with fresh fruity salsas of local pineapple and herbs, or traditional grilled saltfish with their vibrant Ackee fruit, plump tomatoes, chillies, and fragrant spices. Locally distilled rum is served all over, and sweet treats of chewy coconut drops are enjoyed alongside Jamaica’s famous coffee.

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Spiceology

Given the tropical climate and humid atmosphere, Jamaica is an ideal growing environment for crops like peppers, thyme, chillies, allspice, and coriander. A range of peppers and chillies, all varying in spice, colour and flavour, is grown and produced and used fresh, dried, whole, and ground. […]

Jamaica is an ideal growing environment for crops like peppers, thyme, chillies, allspice, and coriander. A range of peppers and chillies, all varying in spice, colour and flavour, is grown and produced and used fresh, dried, whole, and ground. […]

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