Celebrating Jamaican Food and Family

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!

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  • Alison McAllister

    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!

    • Cook Like A Jamaican

      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

  • Elera C Smith-Andoh

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

  • Nicholas Grierson

    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

  • Dawna

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

  • Hanna

    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.

  • Elizabeth Gayle

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

  • Fanica

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

  • Janet

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



  • Patti

    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.

  • Fay & Angela

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