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Take Your Tastebuds On A Trip

Hello, everyone.

It’s a joyous Saturday!

Today marks Jamaican Independence Day – first granted on 6 August 1962 – which means it’s a time to celebrate for Jamaica and British-Jamaicans like me. This year, jubilations are bigger than ever, as it’s 60 years since the Jamaican Independence Act was passed by government to free our island from British rule – and the Jamaican flag was first raised above our swaying palms!

Hello, everyone.

It’s a joyous Saturday!

Today marks Jamaican Independence Day – first granted on 6 August 1962 – which means it’s a time to celebrate for Jamaica and British-Jamaicans like me. This year, jubilations are bigger than ever, as it’s 60 years since the Jamaican Independence Act was passed by government to free our island from British rule – and the Jamaican flag was first raised above our swaying palms!

As you may know, I came to Britain as part of the Windrush generation shortly afterwards, when my parents came to seek better opportunities for our family. It was a strange time in a foreign land and my only reminder of home was the delicious Jamaican food that my mother lovingly cooked.

Thankfully, you don’t need to have a connection to the Caribbean to enjoy our colourful, exotic flavours. For the uninitiated, it offers a wealth of exciting textures and tastes for the tongue, from jerk chicken patties to green plantain chips and Jamaican rum cake, not to mention my Don Wilfred Rum!

As you may know, I came to Britain as part of the Windrush generation shortly afterwards, when my parents came to seek better opportunities for our family. It was a strange time in a foreign land and my only reminder of home was the delicious Jamaican food that my mother lovingly cooked.

Thankfully, you don’t need to have a connection to the Caribbean to enjoy our colourful, exotic flavours. For the uninitiated, it offers a wealth of exciting textures and tastes for the tongue, from jerk chicken patties to green plantain chips and Jamaican rum cake, not to mention my Don Wilfred Rum!

Today, I’ll certainly be cooking up a feast for friends and family, so why don’t you do the same? There’s plenty in-store for a Jamaican party of your very own.

Enjoy the day – I certainly will