Explore Genuine Jamaica. Jamaica has lots of annual food festivals and many fascinating foods. The Portland Jerk Festival is one of the most well-known festivals since it requires one of Jamaica’s most popular methods for cooking – jerk!
Jerk is the method of spicing and grilling. Meat is rubbed using a concoction of herbs and spices. The primary ingredients in the mixture are pimento and scotch bonnet pepper. The meat is grilled over charcoal or pimento wood. Jerk at its best has juicy, hot, spicy and tender flavour.
Considered the home of jerk, the hamlet of Boston in the parish of Portland brings on jerk-lovers from all around the island, who spend hours trying chicken, pork, fish, sausages, lobster, and accompaniments including festival bread, and breadfruit.
In the summer months, a wide selection of chicken dishes from vendors across Jamaica are showcased. Ethnic and musical entertainment is also featured, and chicken-fans flock to the region to get their “belly full.”
The Westmoreland Curry Festival is one of Jamaica’s leading community food festivals, growing 10,000 in seven in the variety of attendees to over persons from 2,000 years. The festival is the largest of its own type and continues to be the leading fundraiser for the Mannings School, a high school situated in the parish of Westmoreland.