Johnny Cakes Showdown: St. Lucia Johnny Cakes vs. Jamaica Johnny Cakes
Oct23

Johnny Cakes Showdown: St. Lucia Johnny Cakes vs. Jamaica Johnny Cakes

Johnny cakes. Johnnycakes. Hoecakes. Johnny bread. There are as many names as there are actual real life variations. Johnnycakes are one of those regional specialties which while based on a similar starting point, become wildly divergent over time as ingredients change, and habits and then traditions emerge. Over the past year, I’ve encountered two such variations of the Johnny cake. The St. Lucian Johnny cake, and the Jamaican...

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Mon Talk Food in Jamaica: Exploring the National Dish, Ackee and Saltfish
Oct21

Mon Talk Food in Jamaica: Exploring the National Dish, Ackee and Saltfish

Ackee & Saltfish, Jamaica’s National Dish: When most people think of Jamaican food, they think of jerk chicken, or jerk sauce and seasoning on just about anything else, from pork to shrimp. However, the national dish of Jamaica has nothing to do with it. Instead, Jamaica’s national dish is actually Ackee and Saltfish. On a recent trip to the island, Man Talk Food turned Mon Talk Food to dive into Ackee and Saltfish for...

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