Food, Travel & Leisure

New York City summer means Jamaican Jerk

From jerk pans in Prospect Park, Brooklyn to a jerk van in Manhattan, Jamaica’s signature dish is all over the Big Apple. After all jerk, with its unique balance of flavours is one of the world’s great BBQ traditions, reasons the New York Times.

Oh, and they also compiled some Jamaican recipes.

“You have to taste that scallion, taste that fresh herb, taste that Scotch bonnet…You can’t just throw some sauce on grilled chicken and call it jerk.”

Read more and view slideshow HERE

Photograph: Jennifer May/New York Times

Literature & Stories

Bible being translated into patois as debate rumbles on

We think it’s a little strange that despite the many challenges facing our education sector that some people want to take what is an oral tradition, Jamaican patois, and turn it into a written language. Translators are needed for the US$1 million project that could take 12 years to complete.

Read more (not yet in patois) HERE


Source: Howard Campbell/Associated Press

The Feed

Shock news: WWE wrestling star is a fake Jamaican

We know pro-wrestling is staged but did nobody realise his twang sounded, a little African

White people in those rasta hats is one thing, but this guy… Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah is keeping up the act despite his mother confirming he’s from Ghana.

Already with a nice desk job in the US ‘Kofi Kingston’ knew wrestling was for him the day he walked into a wrestling school and changed his suit for yellow wrestling briefs.

Definitely NOT Jamaican.

Suddenly this seems so much less offensive…