Allspice berries, scotch bonnet peppers, brown sugar… Jerk seasoning has long been a staple in the pantries of Jamaican families and culture. The versatile blend of spices is perfect for all meat and seafood, grilled veggies, and can be added to any dish to give it a little kick and bold new flavor. The beauty of jerk seasoning is in its versatility and shelf life. A batch of jerk seasoning or paste can last years, and with a few delicious recipes, you could create your own in no time! Below are a few recipes for jerk seasonings and paste that are sure to impress even the most vocal of dinner table critics.
Plantain, plantain, plantain. Boiled or fried or crisped, this relative of the banana is one of the most versatile foods we’ve come across. It sits just as well with a plate of Sunday dinner as it does mashed up in a cake, so you’re certainly not going to run out of options.
But if you’re new to using plantain, you might find it hard to know when plantain is good to use. Like when you start doing anything new, there’s a learning curve. But fret not – we’re here to demystify the whole thing.
Let’s kick off with one question we’re always hearing.
In the mood for some plantain? You’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll break down how to fry plantain, Jamaican style, and a whole lot more besides. Plantain is a staple in Caribbean and Latin American diets, and also in West and Central Africa. For good reason! There’s a whole lot you can do with this humble cousin of the banana (it’s also known as the cooking banana to some), both in baking and cooking, and we want to get you started with a few fun recipes to try.
There’s nothing like a big helping of ackee and saltfish, dripping with spices, still steaming on the plate. This is one of Jamaica’s most popular foods, but you don’t have to go to Kingston to find it. Treat yourself tonight.
And if you don’t think you can cook, these simple recipes are the best way to start!
What if I told you that you could have crispy fried chicken, cheesy macaroni and buttery cornbread…without chicken, cheese or butter? You’d think I’m crazy right? Well not if you know about vegan soul food!!
Soul food doesn’t have to be fattening. Vegan soul food has only a fraction of the calories and cholesterol – and it tastes just as good as the food your grandmama makes.
Today we’re going to look at how to slowly get into the vegan lifestyle, and then show you some vegan soul food recipes you’ll probably want to try. Please share if useful.
Whether you’re after soul food or just looking to support the businesses of some talented African-Americans, this list of black-owned restaurants across America is sure to help you get your fix.
We’ve looked across the web to find out who comes out on top time and time again, and think we’ve found the top six candidates to best get your taste buds tingling. Check out the list below to see if any of these restaurants are near you and worth a visit:
Vegetarian and vegan culture, it seems, has a tendency in our society to be a thing that “Black people don’t do.” Some of us assume the food is bland and just doesn’t taste good. Others, like India Arie for example, say goodbye to meat and/or animal products and choose to adopt a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle altogether.
Looking for some ideas of Tanzanian food dishes? Well you’ll find them below my friend!
Tanzania is located in the Eastern side of Africa. Its cuisine is borrowed from many cultures across Africa and other parts of the world. Their food also features a lot of spices influenced by Portuguese and Indian cuisine, making it a unique yet somewhat familiar experience.
Their dishes are centered heavily on starches, spices, vegetables and coconuts; very flavorful and appealing to the eye. Below are some of the dishes from Tanzania that you’ll likely enjoy.