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The Perfect Jamaican Seasoned Rice

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor As we recently celebrated 56 years of Jamaican Independence this month, I think of how proud I am of my heritage. I think of how much we have positively impacted the world in more ways than …

Chef Nigel Spence: How to Make Plantain Pancakes

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor As the temperatures here in New York City seem finally to be heading in the upward direction, I feel compelled to render a huge welcome to a distinctly rare sight for the early 2018 era…”Grass! Driveway!”  …

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A Caribbean Vegetable Soup Recipe

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor I have often spoke of the fact that December is my most favorite month of the year, mainly due to the holidays and family gatherings and so on.  What I have never mentioned is that next …

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 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Have you ever stopped and taken stock of just how many National Food Holidays there are? Take for instance, in June alone, there are more than 50 listed food holidays celebrated either monthly, weekly or daily.  …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor With some friends staying over for a couple days I was challenged with feeding them breakfast and lunch while maintaining my busy schedule at the restaurant. They furthered this challenge by mentioning the fact that they …

 Not your average holiday fruitcake, black cake is a delectable cake filled with rum and fruit. It sounds simple, but creating it is an arduous task that requires patience and more than a week of soaking a variety of fruit …

Curry Powder Recipe

 As goat becomes a trendy dish, the art of curry goat is becoming increasingly in-demand. That means a great curry powder recipe. By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor As the end of the year approaches, already there are several food fads emerging …

Mole Sauce

 If you’ve been to the Mexican Caribbean, chances are you’ve tasted mole sauce. But did you know that, according to legend, the spicy sauce was originally created for turkey? Apparently, back in the colonial era, nuns at the Convent of …

Yam

 A new spin on Yam using wonderful ingredients. By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor The hurricane season officially ended this past month and not a moment too soon.  Who would have thought living in New York we still had to worry about …

Chickpea Souse

 A different kind of souse recipe By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Driving around the other evening, this car pulled up beside me at the traffic light.  Even through my closed windows I could feel the vibration of the base pumping out …

Antigua Smile

 A new drink recipe from Antigua By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor July’s winding down and August will be here before you know it. And August is National Rum Month, which means we all have an official excuse to indulge for …

 The Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island is celebrating the upcoming National Daiquiri Day on July 19 with one of their signature beverages: The Dirty Banana Daiquiri. The daiquiri, designed to keep guests cool during their sunny stay at the beach, blends …

Piña Colada Cobbler

 A recipe for Piña Colada Cobbler By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Happy National Piña Colada Day! Si, July 10 is the day on which the world celebrates the much-loved rum, coconut and pineapple cocktail that was invented in San Juan, Puerto …

Yam Salad Recipe

 How to make the perfect yam salad By Nigel Spence Things are definitely heating up this Summer! Record-breaking temperatures around town are forcing barbecue grills out of hibernation early to prep for some good old “jerk” for the next two …

Perfect Ceviche Recipe

 Exploring the secrets of the Best Ceviche Recipe in Mexico. By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor PLAYA DEL CARMEN — I never met a ceviche I didn’t like. In fact, when I’m in Mexico (as I am now) I subsist on a …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor As food trends evolve, chefs are constantly in a frenzy of motion and brainstorming to meet the sophisticated demands of consumers in search of new and unusual flavors.  Sweet and savory combinations, which for many years, …

 By Fernando FrancoCJ Contributor International pop star Beyoncé Knowles Carter made attention-grabbing headlines earlier this year when she released a new song that included the phrase “hot sauce in my bag swag” in her lyrics. It simultaneously set the music …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Jamaica’s newest Prime Minister – the Hon. Andrew Holness of the Jamaica Labour Party – was sworn into office on March 3, 2016 after voters proclaimed their choice for leadership at the poll. It seems that …