In this bonus issue of Cooking Green Goodness Magazine, the sticky flesh, heady perfumes, vibrant colours and bizzare shapes common among plant life in Jamaica’s tropical zone is celebrated.
There are many ways to embrace vegan living. Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude all animal products, and as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose. You’ll find that the one thing in common among vegans is an entirely plant-based diet avoiding all animal foods such as meat (including seafood and insects), eggs, dairy, honey and gelatin.
Sorrel is the favourite festive Christmas drink of Jamaica! Like fine winemaking, “sorrel-making” is an established activity – the roots of which go back generations. Making sorrel especially during the Christmas season is a tradition practiced worldwide. Gifting bottled sorrel is also tradition. The concept of pouring this sweet, spiced, home made beverage from a bottle, is like pouring fine red wine. It’s that good!
Many cuisines have standby spice mixtures that are added to many foods as they cook. The lure of the “exotic” cuisine of the Caribbean in general, and Jamaica in particular, has popularized products from the region as more home cooks begin experimenting with some of the island’s popular dishes.