Over the Christmas holidays I took a trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica with my mom and siblings to visit my extended family. What a vacation it was! I’ve been to Jamaica a few times when I was younger, but now as an adult I was able to appreciate the food culture a lot more.
My uncle and aunts came over to the house we were staying at and brought over ackee and other delicious eats. I went down to Scotchies (a restaurant on the island known for their authentic Jamaican dishes) and ate the most delicious jerk chicken, jerk pork, and bammy with rice and peas.
I grew up on my mother’s Jamaican cooking and learned a lot from her over the years. Adding in a few of my own spins on dishes, and tips from my culinary-gifted aunts and uncles from the island, I’ve garnered a pretty large repertoire for delicious Jamaican dishes.
On Saturday, June 25, 2016 you can discover the flavour of one of the Caribbean’s most exciting cuisines for yourself by taking my cooking workshop at Hendrix! Jamaican cuisine is influenced by an eclectic mix of African, Indian, Spanish, British, Chinese and Indigenous cultures. Feel like you’re in the tropics during this two-hour class filled with aromatic spices and a melting-pot of flavour. This hands-on class with help you get ready for a hot summer with a menu that includes:
- Jerk Chicken Kabobs
- Pineapple-Mango Salsa
- Jamaican Beef Patties
- Carrot Juice
We will be making everything from scratch and there will be time at the end of class to enjoy the meal everyone helps create. You’ll even be able to take home a small jar of your own fresh, jerk marinade! Monique will also provide recipe sheets so that you can practice re-creating the delicious meal at home.
Click here to register for this exciting class! Hope to see you there!