'Jamaica' on Serious Eats

Jamaica: Learning the Secrets of Authentic Jerk Chicken

Jerk chicken is the most well-known Jamaican dish to have been exported from the island. You know what I'm talking about: moist pieces of poultry that are full of soaked-up marinade flavor, with burnished skin and crispy, blackened bits of meat courtesy of the grill the bird is cooked on. But if you've never had the chance to visit the tiny nation that jerk chicken hails from, then you've never really had the authentic dish. More

Breakfast in Jamaica: Ackee, Saltfish, Callaloo

The classic Jamaican breakfast tends to be savory and includes a wide variety of dishes, the most iconic of which is ackee and saltfish: Jamaica's national dish. Ackee is a fruit that, when cooked, has a flavor and consistency not unlike firm scrambled eggs; ackee and saltfish together is something akin to a Caribbean version of lox and eggs. More

Former Five Roses Owner-Pizzawoman Now Making Pizza on the Beach in Jamaica

It was charming, sure, but wouldn't you rather eat Five Roses pizza on the beach in sunny Jamaica? Photograph by Adam Kuban That's Jamaica the country, not Jamaica, Queens. Jeremiah's Vanishing New York reports that former Five Roses owner-pizzawoman Krystyna is now semiretired in the island nation, working at a sports bar called 23/7: I called 23/7 in Negril and spoke to co-owner John Maire, who confirmed the rumor. John lived in the East Village most of his life. He ate at the 5 Rose's for 20 years and even delivered pizzas for Krystyna. She cooked for his wedding.... More

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