A Chile-Blessed Christmas Around the World

Dave DeWitt Cooking with Chiles at the Holidays Leave a Comment

By Nancy Gerlach, Fiery Foods & Barbecue Central Food Editor Emeritus Editor’s Note: Nancy Gerlach and her husband Jeff retired a few years ago and now live in Yucatan, Mexico. The illustration at left is by Cyd Riley. Recipes: Posole (Pork and Posole Corn) Glazed Gammon (South African Glazed Ham) Jamaican Rice and Peas Linguine con le Vongole (Linguine with …

Jamaican Steel Drummers

Authentic Jamaican Jerk

Fiery Foods Manager Caribbean Leave a Comment

Story and Location Photos by Jessica McCurdy Crooks; Food Photo by Norman Johnson Recipes Jerk Rub/Seasoning Jerk Sauce Jamaican Jerk Pork For the Grill Jess’ Super Hot Jerk Chicken Vegetarian Jerk Tofu Driving along the winding roads of Jamaica, the tantalizing aromas of grilling chicken, pork and fish permeate the air.  Dotting the roadsides are makeshift cook shops and sheds, …


The Scotch Bonnet Peppers of Jamaica

Jessica McCurdy Crooks Caribbean Leave a Comment

Jamaica is almost as famous for its fiery Scotch bonnet peppers (which are rated as hotter than most habaneros) as it is for Reggae music and sports. Rarely will you find a Jamaican cooking without some of this pepper. Most often used on jerk chicken or pork, peppered shrimp, peppered steak and patties (a meat-filled pie), Scotch bonnet is the …