Your Guide to Jamaica Week
August sees the launch of Jamaica Week (6th-12th August), a celebration of an amazing country which this year commemorates its 50th anniversary of independence.
The organisers have created a special Guide to Jamaica Week, which can be downloaded free from www.jamaicaweek.co.uk, packed with interesting facts about the country, recipes from leading Jamaican chef Collin Brown to help create the perfect celebration and tips on where the best Jamaican parties are being held around the UK. In addition the guide includes details on authentic Jamaican produce to make it as easy as possible for you to get involved.
So why not hold your own Jamaican party, invite your mates round for Jerk Chicken and Red Stripe beer, try your hand at Jamaica’s national dish of Ackee and Saltfish (a type of Jamaican fruit) which is a delectable and refreshing summer meal. Then kick back to the sounds of Bob Marley and enjoy the perfect Jamaican summer party.
Jamaican produce is continually increasing in popularity thanks to a wealth of Jamaican chefs championing authentic Jamaican cuisine in the UK. Jamaican food is considered very healthy because of its focus around small portions of meat or fish accompanied by lots of fruit and vegetables.
Renowned Jamaican chef Collin Brown, who has cooked for the likes of Olympic champion Usain Bolt and pop star Kelly Rowland, and who owns the first Jamaican restaurant to receive an AA Rosette Award, comments: “It’s a great year for Jamaica and the perfect excuse to hold your own celebration, why not try your hand at a few Jamaican dishes to really get your party in the Jamaican mood. It’s all about cooking with fresh produce and tasty ingredients and with the number of local stores and supermarkets now stocking authentic Jamaican produce there’s never been a better time to try it out.”
Celebrities such as Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell are reported to have homes in Jamaica, whilst the Queen and Prince Philip, Richard Branson, Scarlett Johansson and David Bowie have all enjoyed stays on the luxury island. So now it is your turn to enjoy a slice of Jamaica. Why not use the Guide to Jamaica Week to create your own 50th Anniversary celebration and be part of this year’s Jamaica fever.
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