January 18, 2017

Jamaican food: I was recently in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica for a family reunion and 80th birthday celebration for our favourite cousin. Of course, there was lots of food, food … and more food!

Fay

I’ve been cooking Jamaican food for my family for more than 50 years! Now I'm teaching my daughter Angela and you how to cook my treasured family recipes! I'm happy to be of service and love hearing from you so don't forget to leave a comment below.

Fay

15 Comments

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    Alison McAllister
    October 28, 2013

    I should have known you were from St. Elizabeth When I adopted you as my virtual grandmother. My patents were both from St. Elizabeth. Yeah!

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      Cook Like A Jamaican
      October 30, 2013

      Alison, St. Elizabeth has adopted me. Though my husband and I grew up together in Kingston, it is his family (Heron) that hails from St. Elizabeth and everything I know about I know because of them. And I love it there! Blessings, Fay

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    October 28, 2013

    The curry chicken,O.M.G. It was so good,I made a large skillet of it on a Wed, had to turn right back around and make another skillet full, of which I got none of that one Thur, and it is only two of us thank you, luv u. Liza J.. : )

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    Elera C Smith-Andoh
    October 28, 2013

    Hi, welcome back! Hope you all had a great time. Looking forward to getting more delicious recipes.

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    Nicholas Grierson
    October 28, 2013

    Hi Fay

    It was nice watching your video of you back home, brought back good memories of when I was there visiting my grandparents.
    I would also like to thank you for the recipes as everyone of them I have tried has brought bck fond memories of my grandmas cooking. The jerk chicken & banana porridge are a definately a favorite with the family & I’m sure the list will grow. I’ll keep on trying more recipes & do my best to keep the tradition on jamaican food going.

    Give thanks, & blessings, Nicholas

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    Dawna
    October 28, 2013

    You are in my parish Sis Fay. I grew up in Elderslie, St. Elizabeth

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    Hanna
    October 28, 2013

    I’m so jealous! I miss Jamaica so much and can’t wait to go next year to Mandeville for a family renunion. The soup made me hungry. 🙂
    Glad you enjoyed your trip.

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    Elizabeth Gayle
    October 28, 2013

    What a small world! My father was from St. Elizabeth (Ballards Valley) I will be back in March for a visit.

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    Fanica
    October 29, 2013

    Welcome back. I went to School at Hampton College and miss Jamaica, especially the food 

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    Janet
    October 29, 2013

    Welcome back , you were missed I hope you got the recipe for mannish water been dying for some, especially with the weather turning cooler.

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    FRANCIS WHITE
    October 30, 2013

    I AM YOU HAD A WONDERFUL TIME WITH FAMILY.
    MY GRANDMOTHER WAS FROM ST.ELIZABETH TOO.
    I LOVE YOUR RECIPES.

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    November 27, 2013

    I happy I came across your page and then website. Ever have one of those days where it’s all about timing, how things play out. I absolutely love Jamaican dishes, my mom is from Hanover and I love her cooking. This Christmas I am going to surprise her with one of your dishes , especially the carrot juice. Her birthday is that day too. She has not been back home since the 90’s however I am going to bring it to her, make her feel like she back home . Trust in God , everything happens for a reason . Stumbling upon your page just made a huge difference for me and I thank you Fay and whoever is recording for making this possible. God bless you, you’ve made a huge difference from another part of the world for me.

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    Patti
    May 3, 2014

    I went to Jamaica for the very first time this past Christmas. We were in St. Elizabeth, Black RIver. I LOVED it so much! I dream of the day I can go back…..best two weeks of my life! I’d love to live there, everyone was so wonderful.

    Thank you for creating this website. I’ve learned so much. My *fussy* Jamaican man is really impressed by what I’ve learned from you, Fay. Thanks so much. Bless.

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    September 2, 2015

    I am caring for my mother who is now a senior . I have been looking after her since she had a fall a few years ago Having had to prepare all her meals it has transpired that she is very fussy about what she will and wont eat .She was born and brought up in St Elizabeth and is a member of the Waite family. Her father was one Clarence Waite who once owned Ashley Hall and Mahogany Hall althogh they may have been located in Trelawney. As she was brought up on the home cooking of St Elizabeth in Jamaica , maybe you might be able to help since your own culinary heritage is of the same geographical location .My mum is Ms Gloria nee Waite and she attended Bryce high school .

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      Fay & Angela
      September 8, 2015

      Hi Phillip,
      St Elizabeth a beautiful place with beautiful people. I am happy to help. All the best to your mum.
      Blessings, Fay

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