Herbs and spices are the basis of the seasonings and condiments that complement and enhance our food in the kitchen or at the table. Spices are grown all over the world, and can truly change the taste of foods. The subtle aroma of herbs, whether fresh or dried, develops a distinctive but delicate flavour in food Read more →


There are up to 18 different varieties of yam are cultivated in Jamaica, and they all have a unique taste, flavour and texture. Some are dry, some waxy, some soft, and some sweet. Yams, whose name comes from the Senegalese 'nyami' meaning to eat, were another important crop because they provided the crucial vitamin C that enabled sailors to battle the dreaded scurvy. It is said that yams came to Jamaica from Africa in a Portuguese slave ship. Read more →