|King of Jerk Cuisine Shares Jícan Culinary Secrets|
– Jamaican Chef, and Food Network’s “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” two-time champion Nigel Spence, recently hosted a cooking demonstration and tasting at Whole Foods Market Bowery Culinary Center in New York City.
Chef Nigel Spence guided participants on a palatable adventure enriched with exotic spices and flavorful meals. Guests enjoyed 96 Degrees in the Shade, a tantalizing menu designed by the chef that consisted of Jamaican Jerk Red Snapper with Chadon-Beni Sauce, Jamaican Rice and Peas, Codfish Fritters, and Island Rum Pudding – flavors which left an enticing taste of the exotic island. Guests were also able to learn about Jamaica as a perfect island getaway and received stuffed goodie bags, recipes, and information on how to plan their next trip or simply prepare a meal inspired by it.
“Jamaica’s cuisine is a melting pot of the world’s flavours and just one mouthful can reflect the island’s textured heritage,” remarked Jamaica’s Director of Tourism John Lynch. “As a vibrant destination, we always take pleasure in sharing the various aspects of our culture that make Jamaica a desirable haven for travelers.”
Chef Nigel Spence’s culinary passion and remarkable journey - from managing a little “jerk shack” in the Bronx to becoming executive chef and owner of the critically acclaimed suburban New York Ripe Kitchen & Bar in Mount Vernon – has propelled him to become one of Jamaica’s foremost ambassadors of cuisine; sharing the savory delights that make Jamaican gastronomy an authentic and unforgettable experience.
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