One thing is known about Caribbean food and it’s that we pack it with flavours. We use a large amount of spices and herbs when seasoning our food. However, the variety is lacking. I have seen that most Jamaicans do not actually know or use a lot of spices. They often go for a mixture containing several spices. So it’s typical to see them using … Continue reading Spices and Herbs
Having a child radically changes your life and thinking. Each year, for our anniversary, we do fine dining at some posh restaurant. We get dressed up and prepared to splurge on a fancy meal. This year as I began looking for restaurants there was a new criteria: the venue must be child friendly. With our son being only six months old and with no one … Continue reading Benares
The Circus As we came upon this quaint looking building with dim lights, a few wooden chairs loosely arranged around small table, it was The Circus Restaurant. At first glance, my wife was not impressed. I remember her saying, lets go somewhere else. She definitely wasn’t “feeling” this place. No bright lights with huge chandeliers or ostentatious floral arrangements. I insisted that we go and … Continue reading Best Food Experience in Bath – The Circus Restaurant
Chef’s Table at Mimo, London. A typical Jamaican meal has a heavy serving of starch. This could be rice, yam, dumplings, green bananas, breadfruit or any combination of the aforesaid. The protein may be a small piece of chicken, beef, pork or fish. All served with plenty of gravy. Most Jamaicans would pour scorn on fine dining portions. It’s just ridiculous. They would ask “where … Continue reading Where’s the Food?
It was another rainy afternoon and we’re strolling around central London trying to find a restaurant. There was one I intended to use for our second wedding anniversary but I got persuaded otherwise. Today seemed like a good day to finally try Bernardi’s. This simple and laid back Italian restaurant is located in Marylebone, close to Marble Arch, just off Edgware Road. The soft lighting … Continue reading You need to eat here: Bernardi’s, London
Jamaica boasts an array of restaurants and cookshops. Just about every street corner in any town will have a number of small restaurants. Deciding where to eat can be quite tricky. There is a simple way to get around this… 1. Ask around If the food is that good, people will talk about it. The converse is equally true. They say bad news travels fast … Continue reading Finding the best places to eat in Jamaica