Jamaican food

Jamaican food

Confronting the Colonial Past of Jamaica's Hard Dough Bread

Also known as “hardo,” the bread is a thick and ever-so-slightly sweet loaf consumed widely in Jamaica, but whose origins span the globe—and the country's history.
Chanté Joseph

The Hidden Iconography in Jamaican Easter Food

From steamed fish and hard dough to bun and cheese, traditional Jamaican Easter food reflects the country’s rich and complex Christian history.
Riaz Phillips

How Roti Helped These London Chefs Reconnect with Their Caribbean Roots

"I had to step out my house to find my Caribbean culture."
Riaz Phillips

Inside Japan's Surprising But Thriving Jamaican Food Scene

Bob Marley’s 1979 tour of Japan sparked underground interest in Jamaican culture—and food. I met some of Japan’s reggae super fans who started their own Caribbean food spots.
Riaz Phillips

Vegan Jerk Ribs and Callaloo Dumplings: The MUNCHIES Supper Club with Dee’s Table

What went down at our vegan Jamaican feast with Denai Moore and Old Blue Last Beer.
Munchies Staff
Caribbean food

This Vegan Caribbean Cookbook Is Grandma-Approved

Craig and Shaun McAnuff launched Original Flava, their Caribbean cooking YouTube channel, in nan Lurline’s South London kitchen. This month, they release their first vegan cookbook.
Dalia Dawood
vegan food

Meet the New Faces of Jamaican Veganism

Vegan food was once the remit of small Rasta Ital shacks, but a new wave of plant-based eating is emerging in Jamaica.
Riaz Phillips

It’s Not Jerk Chicken Unless It’s Cooked in a Jerk Drum

Fashioned from disused oil barrels and fired up on front lawns, beachside bars, and bootleg markets, Jamaica’s jerk drums are almost as iconic as the chicken.
Riaz Phillips
Jamaican food

Denai Moore’s Side Hustle Is Making Vegan Ackee and Saltfish

The British singer-songwriter—known for her soul- and electro-influenced vocals and collaborations with SBTRKT—also runs Dee’s Table, a vegan Jamaican supper club.
Wedaeli Chibelushi
Jamaican food

Inside the London Bar Inspired By a Jamaican Childhood

Londoner Gordon McGowan grew up in the small Jamaican town of Mandeville. Two years ago, he opened a bar that pays homage to his “beloved little boring town.”
Carly Lewis-Oduntan

DeVonn Francis Is Bringing Jamaican Flavours to NYC's Queer Food Revolution

“The intentions you put into a dish, what kind of olive oil you're using or what kind of salt you want to finish a dish with––that same attention should be given to people."
Elazar Sontag
Jamaican food

How Jamaican Patties Became a Beloved British Snack

The meat and vegetable-filled pastry parcels have travelled from Jamaica to the home kitchens of Britain’s first Caribbean migrants, and now the shelves of major UK supermarkets.
Carly Lewis-Oduntan