Archive for the 'Caribbean Food' Category

Fourth Annual Jamaica Food & Drink Festival

Monday, October 8th, 2018

It’s that time of year again when we just have to give in to the fact that we all have to buy ‘roomier’ clothes once October is over. The fourth annual Jamaica Food & Drink Festival JFDF runs October 20 – 28, and this year promises more deliciousness and support for Kingston’s tourism sector. JFDF [...]

Jamaican cuisine comes to Okemos

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

There’s a picture on the wall of Louise Bennett.  Not Bob Marley. Louise Bennett, a Jamaican poet and folklorist. "She is the first iconic female to take the language of Jamaica global," Shawn Fearon said. "She paved the way for Bob Marley. I have a soft spot in my heart for females, because I grew up with a single [...]

VIDEO: Stirring The Pot at Angler’s

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

The Caribbean, with its fresh fruits and natural organic soil, is still not an in-demand destination for food. Why? Because we have not given it our all… Let’s do so now as we declare Jamaica the epicentre of food and generate a global buzz while we eat our way around our beloved country. Giving it [...]

Queen Majesty: How One New Yorker Rose From Reggae DJ to Hot Sauce Royalty

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

The first time Erica Diehl heard 1960s Jamaican music, her whole world rearranged to make room for it. The current hot sauce maker and former DJ had moved from Buffalo to New York City in 1994, looking to become a painter, when she was hit by the reggae blindside. “I started collecting everything I could [...]

Home-grown reggae the best – Chris Martin, Chronixx keep faith in Jamaican beat

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Despite Jamaica’s popular music forms coming under increasing international competition from overseas artistes who have honed their skills in reggae and dancehall especially, two of the more prominent younger artistes are not feeling threatened. “I believe that the best form of reggae music and the best form of Jamaican music will always be in Jamaica,” [...]

Bringing the taste of Jamaica to Bury

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

CARIBBEAN food stall owner Thomas Benjamin has been selling his mouth-watering array of cakes and treats in Bury St Edmunds for more than 10 years.Thomas, who lives in Thetford, once made a living working for Thermos – making flasks and hot and cold food containers. But one day he woke up and decided he didn’t [...]

My Life In Food: Levi Roots

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Roots first started selling his Reggae Reggae sauce in 1991 at the Notting Hill Carnival. Sixteen years later, after an investment from Dragon’s Den entrepreneurs Peter Jones and Richard Farleigh, it hit the shelves in Sainsbury’s. Since then, Roots has written six cookbooks, including his latest, Sweet (Conran Octopus £18.99). His proudest moment remains, however, [...]