How to Make Trinidad’s Famous Black Cake

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 […]


A Recipe for Easter, Caribbean Style

By Fernando Franco CJ Contributor As a boy growing up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I remember Semana Santa (Holy Week) being a week filled with traditions and celebrations. It also was a good excuse to spend time with the family […]


The Best Jamaican Escovitch Recipe

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How to make Jamaican escovitch fish By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor Most Caribbean people and Christians on a whole celebrated the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, February 10th and will observe the end on Holy Saturday, March 26th. Lent […]


The Best Jerk Recipe

How do you make jerk chicken? There are few dishes in the Caribbean that really define an island, define a country like jerk chicken. With its peppery, tangy flavor, Jamaica’s often spiciest dish is a bit like the island itself: […]

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VIDEO: How to Make a Goombay Smash

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It’s one of the best cocktails in the Caribbean, and one of the most famous in the Bahamas: the delicious Goombay Smash, the yellow-tinted mix of rum, rum and more rum. (And some pineapple flavor, too). We traveled to the […]

A New Caribbean Cocktail Recipe

How to create a festive drink whenever By Nigel Spencer CJ Contributor I always try to come up with a signature drink at the restaurant that reflects the season to create a more festive mood. This year I decided to […]

How to Make a Classic Barbados Rum Punch

Recipe for a classic By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor The holidays are over and the first full work week of the new year has begun. But if your re-entry to reality has been a bit rough, well, we can […]


A Jamaican Ginger Duck Recipe

Here’s how to make it — and the story By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor Summer holiday from school in Jamaica as a kid was long…very long.  The days seemed endless for a 7-year old kid…they seemed even longer when you […]

Your New Jamaican Pork Recipe

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By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor It is said that China is the world’s largest pork consumer, housing about 476 million pigs, according to the Earth Policy Institute.  What I know is if they took stats for Jamaica alone, my Dad, […]

A Jamaican Saltfish Fritters Recipe

The right way to make Jamaican sailfish fritters By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor Jamaicans have a saying: “Yu haffi tek bad tings mek joke…” but I never fully realized the concept until more recently in life when I found myself […]


How to Make the Nisbet Plantation's Signature Rum Punch

A classic rum punch from Nevis By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Nevis’ Nisbet Plantation is celebrating its’ 25th anniversary, and the island’s only beachfront plantation resort has found a novel way to mark the occasion all year long. Each […]

A Recipe for Cilantro Watermelon Ceviche From San Juan

Puerto Rico’s latest ceviche recipe By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Contributor As temperatures hit record highs all across the country, you’ll no doubt be looking for something light and refreshing to fill you up without weighing you down. Maria Germania Diaz, […]

Nigel Spence: A Recipe for Crab Cakes, Jamaican Style

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor There was great excitement in Jamaica last week as President Barack Obama paid a visit to our island paradise. He was the first sitting US President in over 30 years to have made an official […]


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