1.15.2013

Jamaican Night!

Jamaican Night.
Jamaican Night.
Jamaican Night.
Jamaican Night.
Jamaican Night.
Jamaican Night.
Jamaican Night.
Jamaican Night.

On Saturday, Frank and I decided to try a fun new dinner plan in which we prepare food and try to immerse ourselves in the culture of one specific country or area. The idea came from a trip to a greenhouse (more on that soon) which was so warm compared to the cold outside. I jokingly asked Frank if we could go back to his apartment, blast the heat, play reggae music, and pretend we were in Jamaica. Well we took that idea and rolled with it. We researched traditional Jamaican food and drink, and went to Shoprite to buy supplies. Frank prepared his variation of jerk pork (we're going to try to make it for real another day) and I made rice and peas (which is really rice and beans, who knew?). We also drank ginger beer, which is kinda like a sweet ginger ale, with a bit of rum in it, and we had fried plantain chips for dessert. We listened to reggae on Pandora while we cooked, and read about Jamaica on Wikipedia/watched a movie called "The Island" while we ate. We really wanted to watch a movie about or set in Jamaica, but Netflix and HBO GO let us down. All we could find was "The Island" starring Michael Caine and it was not that good. Ha! We have a lot more countries/regions on our list, and I cannot wait to expand my horizons when it comes to food and other cultures' history!

2 comments:

  1. This is seriously the best idea ever. I love the idea of exploring other cultures food and then attempting it in our own kitchen. When I was in Ghana, we ate plantains with almost every meal and in so many different forms, I become hooked, hope you enjoyed yours!

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    1. Thanks! I think it's a pretty good idea, too. I can't help but think about how there's so much in the world I haven't tried and it bums be out. Gotta change that!

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