What Are Jamaica's Most Popular Food Festivals - Historically?

by Lajune
(Jamaica & Trinidad)

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Food is such a revered source in Jamaica that various festivals are allied with the reaping phase.

These festivals frequently satisfy specific collective determinations, particularly with respect to memorial and or thanksgiving. The celebration also proposes a feeling of belonging, for spiritual, societal, or topographical groups.

We pride ourselves in hosting events that are of global magnitude. Customarily, we showcase our music, films and fashion, even our herbs, so in these festivals, we display our culinary creativity. In some cases, it is 5 days of assortment.

Food and Drink Festivals are fiestas of prodigious state of mind, exquisite foods, breath-taking entertainment, and gourmet mastery. This jubilee aims to provide an international environment garnish with local cuisines. The celebration incorporates an abundance of spirits, fine foods, live inclusive gastronomic events that publicize Jamaica’s best.

It is usually a family event that has something for every age group especially food and wine aficionados, gastronomic experts, melody and art lovers, trendsetters and ‘rednecks’ or simply those folks looking for a tranquil and pleasurable day.

The Jamaica Epicurean Escape kept in the parish of St. Ann, sets aside May 23-25 to fulfill this need. This internationally recognized food, wine and music festival creates an environment under which international and Caribbean food can be enjoyed; enhanced by a variety of wine, beer, and spirits, and displaying homegrown and international musical performers.

Digging through the calendar year, April 9 along with the Trelawny’s Yam Festival is unearthed. While not the prettiest it is as versatile as a gymnast is flexible. This vegetable can accommodate similar techniques as sweet potatoes.

Despite its unattractive appearance, locals hold a festival in its honour. Yam can be used to fashion a wide assortment of dishes.

You can try:
• yam punch
• yam wine
• yam buns
• yam puddings

Curry lovers from far and wide are encouraged take a trip to Westmoreland and become a part of the annual Curry Festival held in Savanna-La-Mar on the Manning’s high school grounds.

On April 24, we beckoned nationals and non-nationals to assist us in honoring ‘Jamaica’s Indian legacy’ at the Curry Festival, highlighting the finest and most distinctive curry dishes and cook-offs.

Culinary experts from across the island display their exquisite curry cuisine. The breathtaking music, including roots reggae, lover’s rock, and gospel assures everyone will be delighted.

In July the jerk festival - venue Folly Great House, in East Harbour Jamaica transforms the venue into a food lover’s paradise.

The tantalizing aroma of scrumptious jerk pork and other delicacy caresses your olfactory receptor. Moreover, it would not be truly Jamaican without the pulsating reggae music encouraging you to relax, eat, and have fun.

This 3-days event caters to the entire family and is the perfect way to welcome the dawning of summer.

So please join us and be a part!

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