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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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Home Town: Black River, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica
Living In: Brickendon, Hertfordshire, England, U.K.
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As well as being the managing director of PR firm, Golley Slater in central London UK, I recently set up Amirage Caribbean Cuisine, a personal cook service providing in the client's home. We cater for between 2 to 15 people. Typically clients are celebrating a special occasion.

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Home Town: Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica
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Living In: Montego Bay, Saint James, Jamaica
About me: A German (Bavarian) who lives with his family in Montego Bay Jamaica
 

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