Jamaican Food - A Taste of Paradise

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Jamaican food continues to grow in popularity worldwide. Like many other foods it has helped to define the place whose name it carries. True Jamaican cusine can't be confused with the food of any other island or country. It is true to its culture.

Any Jamaican can tell you a story about their favorite food. I remember stories about my favorites, like curried goat, curried chicken, oxtail, rice and peas, jerk pork and chicken, fried dumplings, escovitch fish, festival, ackee and saltfish, sour sop, beef patties, and of course a pot of Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee - just to name a few. Jamaican fruit also deserves special mention.

For instance, eschovitch fish and festival reminds me of stories about the beach in Portmore - Hellshire.

The food is a major part of the heritage of Jamaica. A trip to the island would not be complete without sampling as much of the food as possible.

Your favorite foods in Jamaica

It took me a long time to decide how I would include a page about Jamaican food on this website. Though I knew I had to include information on the island's food I also knew my words could fall short of doing the food justice. One person's description of the food in Jamaica would not be complete. So, my solution is to give everyone the opportunity to share their favorite food from Jamaica. You can chose to do that here.

  • If you have ever had a Jamaican meal you just cannot forget - share it.
  • If you have a Jamaican recipe others will love - share it.
  • Regardless of where you first had your taste of Jamaica - in Jamaica or in your own home town - share it with us.

Jamaica is full of great restaurants in which you can enjoy fantastic Jamaican cuisine. Which are your favorites?

Here are a few of my favorite restaurants...

Red Jack
Delicious seafood and a lovely view of the Kingston Bay.

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Jamaican Food - Favorite Jamaican Cuisine 
If you are going to write about Jamaican food you just can't ignore some favorites of the Jamaican people and of the visitors to the island. Let me get …

Jamaican Fruits Not rated yet
Jamaican fruits are so many that the people always seem to have something to eat which contributes to good health. For this reason the Jamaican people …

Curried Chicken - Recipe Not rated yet
1 lb Curried Chicken 4 medium size potato 2 Carrots ½ tsp Salt ½ tsp Pepper 2 stalks Scallion Thyme 2 gloves Garlic oil Directions: Cut chicken …

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