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suggestions for Jamaican celebration food

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46137 May 6, 2009 10:01 AM

I have been invited to a party celebrating the graduation of a friend who is Jamaican -- are there any "typical" celebratory foods/drinks to bring a little bit of "home" his way (we are in the midwest)?
Thanks!

  1. phelana May 6, 2009 10:04 AM

    See if you can buy Ting anywhere..this Grapefruit soda is lovely. Red Stripe? Rum punch with GOOD rum??

    Food ideas

    Jerk chicken
    Saltfish
    Johnny Cakes
    Rum Cake
    Rice and Peas

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      46137 May 6, 2009 11:45 AM

      thank you!!!

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      SugarApple May 10, 2009 05:21 PM

      Festival - it's a fried bread like johnnycake. The name is certainly celebratory and the bread is yummy.

      1. Matt H Jun 19, 2009 10:53 AM

        In addition to the already great rec's

        Oxtail
        Curry Goat
        Breadfruit
        Green Banana

        When making the Rum Punch use Appleton Rum as well.

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