Cooking With Chef Sian: Savouring The Flavors Jamaica

To some a night out savoring the flavors of Jamaica at the prestigious James Beard House  in New York could be considered downright patriotic. Driving 300 miles round trip for dinner might seem a tad extreme to others.  For this Caribbean Chef/ Writer attending such a unique event at this American culinary institution seemed almost like a …

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Red Peas Soup Recipe

cooking red peas soup

PLAYING FAVORITES If ever there was a favorite soup for Jamaicans, Red Peas would be the one. This thick rich hearty soup is traditionally made with lots of red kidney beans and salted pigtails. It is then finished with vegetables, dumplings and ground provisions. The standard Caribbean soup blend of yam, potatoes, dumplings, and other …

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Rice Porridge Recipe

The only difference between this Jamaican rice porridge recipe and it’s cousin the more popular rice pudding is the consistency of the finished dish. Rice is one of the many varieties of porridge commonly served for breakfast in the Caribbean. Thick and sweet, rice porridge is laced with fragrant spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. …

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Cooking With Chef Sian: Pass The Dutchie

“Pass The Dutchie” For a country gal like myself those words are more than just the title to a catchy reggae tune. They are words to live by.  Countless times I have heard and said  ‘pass the dutchie’ while on a quest to whip up something or another. As of this writing I own 5 …

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