Nyam Jamaica

Don’t miss – Nyam Jamaica

This book is a collectors item with 417 pages in full colour and is available through Our Afrikan Heritage.

Take a little Jamaican Folk Song blend in Reggae & Dancehall, jerk it well with the ethnic influences that Jamaica has, dash in a pinch of ‘irie talk’ and mek me tell you, you have Jah Jah cuisine. I mean listen to this – it’s like music to the ears to any Jamaican worth his weight in salt – Breakfass of Ackee & Saltfish, Mackerel Rundown wid Green Banana, Callaloo, Dumpling and Johnny Cake. Roast Breadfruit. A box-lunch of Tripe and Beans, Cow Head, Brown Stew Fish or Curry Goat. Escoveitch & Bammy. Jerk Chicken or Pork. Talk about Conch Soup, Cow Foot, ‘Hoxtail’ wid Rice & Peas. Goongoo Peas and Red Peas Soup, Pepperpot with Spinners.

Turned Corn Meal. Yam Pie and Coco Fritters. Gizzarda, Sweet Potato Pudding and Cassava Pone. Otaheite, Star or Rose Apple, Naseberry. Ugli and Ortanique. Matrimony. Hard Dough Bread. Friday night pot tun dong an’ is Jerk or Pan-chicken. Street food – the food of the people.

Nyam Jamaica takes up the slack from the highly acclaimed Culinaria: The Caribbean, beginning the first in a series of culinary reality travel books up the hills and down the dales of several Caribbean islands. This is a documentation, a photographic wondrous experience of the many people author Rosemary Parkinson meets, has interaction with, or merely gets to know about; the many places visited, parish to parish, during her years on the island of Jamaica. ‘Cotching’ a ride on her bumpy but delicious culinary travel, on occasion, are Jamaican friends, Chef Norma Shirley and international photographer Cookie Kinkead.

This is a must read for lovers of Jamaica.

For further information e-mail: ourafricanheritage@yahoo.com. The book costs $100 USD.

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  3. Lisa
    05. Nov, 2012 at 6:15 am #

    I had a very hard time finding this book in the UK after a friend recommended it to me. I run a Jamaica secret dining club and knew that it wasn’t just good enough to cook authentic Jamaican food but also to be able to tell my guests about the history of the dishes I prepare. After combing the Internet for days and finding a handful of websites who would delivery to the UK at extortionate prices, I finally came across Our Afrikan Heritage website. The service was impeccable and the postage and packaging was not extortionate at all. Paul got back to me within minutes of recieving my email, despite it being out of office hours. Within Minutes of my payment being made my book was packaged and on it’s way to London. I was blown away by the amazing customer service and attention to detail. But oh no that wasn’t all, imagine my surprise when I received my book which was signed with a personal message from the Author!

    Well when I started reading the book I was like a kid in a candy shop. Let me add that I was born and bred in Jamaica to a family of amazing cooks. This means I have grown up on what many would call “authentic Jamaican food”. However like many Jamaicans of my generation, we know the food and how to cook it but not the history behind the dishes. This book gave me a wealth if knowledge which I am able to pass on to my supper guests of various backgrounds.
    I love that Rosemary met with people from various parts of the island and that the recipe’s are authentic as they come from family recipes which would have been passed down from generations to the people who were interviewed for the book. For anyone who is interested in the rich history of Jamaican food then this is a must have. Definately a collectors item.

    I understand that Nyam Barbados is in the making and I for one cannot wait to get my hands on a copy.


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