Jamaican food from Preston in the news

Posted on - 19th July, 2014 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Food & Drink, Preston News



Last June a party was held in Preston to celebrate the docking of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury port, marking the beginning of West Indian immigration to the UK. The Guardian newspaper was there to cover it.

Windrush 66, held at Preston Cricket Club, was a fun-filled day of entertainment and a community ‘get together’

What proved to be very popular on the day, apart from the Caribbean sunshine, was a feast of Caribbean food cooked by Carol Harris.

Carol served celebratory Jamaican fare. A limited menu, but lots of it.

There was curried goat – essential to any Caribbean celebration, curried chicken, stewed chicken with thyme and scotch bonnet pepper, all served with coleslaw and rice and peas.

There was also roti, a cake stand with Jamaican black fruit cake, nyam n guweh (“eat and go”) pineapple cake with a ginger caramel topping, and then other more traditional British offerings like Victoria sponge, ginger cake and lemon drizzle.

The food impressed the Guardian newspaper so much they asked for the recipes!


Buy the paper and find out how to make Nyam n guweh cake, Brown stew chicken, Jamaican goat curry or Rice ‘n’ peas.

Read the full article and Carol’s recipes in theguardian today.

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