Full of Flavour
Jamaican food is known for its full flavours and spice. It uses a variety of cooking techniques and is influenced by the indigenous people as well as the Spanish, British, African, Indian and Chinese who have occupied or inhabited the island. In addition, the Rastafarian religious has influenced the preparation and cooking of Jamaican cuisine. Strict Rastafarians are vegetarians who prefer to cook without salt.
Some famous dishes include: pepperpot soup, jerk chicken, ackee & saltfish, curry goat and saltfish fritters, with side dishes including rice & peas, festival, callaloo and fried plantain.