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Hominy corn porridge or ‘hominy’ as it is popular called in Jamaica is my favourite porridge. I would drink it morning, noon and night and twice on Sundays, in other words, ‘mi lub eeh’ (I love it). Corn has been a part of Jamaica’s history, the Arawak Indians, also known as Taino Indians or Native Americans planted corn as one of their main staples. Read more →


On February 5, 1793, his ship, The HMS Providence, landed in Jamaica, stopping first at Port Royal and moving on to Port Morant where some of the trees were unloaded and planted at the Bath Botanic Garden where some of the trees remain today.Today, the breadfruit tree can be found all over Jamaica and enjoys strong ties to Caribbean cuisine. Read more →


Named for the fact that its thick, white, starchy interior is reminiscent of bread, the breadfruit was in high demand by 18th century British West Indian Planters, particularly those in Jamaica. Between 1780 and 1786 Jamaica suffered from alternating hurricanes and long periods of drought that destroyed crops. Slave provision grounds were hard hit and there was a major food shortage Read more →