19 Dec Festive Favourites by Caribbean Beat
Caribbean Beat caught up with a few local celebrities across the islands to find out what their favourite festive foods are and other interesting facts.
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The Jamaican sprinter holds the world and Olympic records in the 100 metres, the 200 metres and (along with his teammates) the 4Ã—100 metres relay. Heâ€™s also the reigning Olympic champion in these three events, and a five-time world and three-time Olympic gold medallist.
Whatâ€™s your favourite Jamaican (or Caribbean) food?
Rice and peas, dumpling with chicken or pork
What food/treat/delicacy do you miss the most when youâ€™re away from the region?
The natural seasoning on our food that makes it just delicious. Itâ€™s just not the same when I am away.
What Caribbean dish is your specialty?
Ackee and saltfish, you could say, is my specialty.
Do you have memories of your granny or mom making something special for Christmas?
Grandmaâ€™s puddings are the best. She still makes them and sends them to Kingston for me. (The typical Jamaican pudding has to have raisins, fruit mixture, sometimes Guinness or a little rum.) Christmas is mostly when more than three meats are preparedâ€¦chicken, fish, curried goatâ€¦My mom doesnâ€™t eat porkâ€¦but pork got in the house somehow, as my Dad and I eat pork.
Where do you go â€“ in Jamaica and abroad â€“ to get the best patty?
The taste of a Juici beef and cheese patty is the best.
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