Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Global Food Perspective-Jamaica
Last Friday the healthy food department took a trip to Jamaica in our kitchen. As we all know Jamaica is known for its landscape and absolute beauty and of course it's delicious food. Well there's a story behind everything in Jamaica, especially its food. Jamaica was one of the most valuable possession in the world more than 150 years ago because of the cultivation of sugar cane and coffee by African slave labor. Jamaica has a motto the island is based on and it is "Out of many,One People" ,describing how their country works as a whole and realize you cant get anywhere alone. Many different places influence Jamaican dishes including Spanish, British, East Indian, West Africa, Portuguese, Chinese, French and the dutch. One of the dishes we made which was my favorite by the way, was the Jamaican Patty it was influenced by English slave owners. It's basically a traditional turnover filled with spicy meat. We switched it up a little and filled it with healthy vegetables.