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One of the largest of the Caribbean islands, Jamaica evokes images of laid-back living, spicy food, fruity drinks, and tropical breezes under swaying coconut palm trees--and with good reason! Music fills the air--from calypso to reggae to ska--against a backdrop of paw-paw, breadfruit, banana, and flowering jacaranda trees. Jamaica’s cuisine reflects Spanish, African, Indian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern influences. Spicy Jamaican “jerk” (pork, chicken, or fish) uses Scotch bonnet peppers to infuse the marinade with heat. Pepperpot is a fiery soup made with pig tails or salt pork, coconut milk, okra, plenty of spices and lots of Callaloo (the greens of the taro root), giving the soup its green color. Curried goat is another traditional dish, as is rice and “peas” (kidney beans). Cool your throat with an icy rum libation and save room for gizzada, a coconut tart. All this and plenty of sweet, tropical fruit-- paradise!

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About me: making pastries is one of the things i love the most then comes a bunch of other stuff. i prefer baking to cooking. i love sweet things and pray i dont get diabetes. i especially …


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Home Town: East Orange, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica
About me: My Name is Whitney... I love cooking and enjoy doing it for my family. I'm a home maker, I pride myself in baking, trying new things and indulging in my sweet tooth. I'm a Italian…
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Home Town: Hollywood, Florida, USA
Living In: Montego Bay, Saint James, Jamaica
About me: Am a Graduate from Le Cordon Bleu college of culinary arts presently doing my internship at Sandals Resorts in Montego Bay Jamaica

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