Motherland- A Jamaican Cookbook
Motherland- A Jamaican Cookbook
Melissa Thompson

Motherland- A Jamaican Cookbook



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Written by acclaimed British food writer Melissa Thompson, who has always felt the pull of Jamaica - her dad’s island, the motherland. Sharing classic recipes, old family favourites, and a few of her own twists, this book reveals the colourful, rich tapestry of Jamaica, its food, its history and its people.


A recipe book that acts as a timeline through food, expressing Jamaica’s history, exploring the island’s dishes and how its indigenous Amerindian, African and European roots have influenced its cuisine. Recipes for best-loved Jamaican classics are included, such as jerk, curry goat, rice and peas, ackee and saltfish etc.

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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Hard cover
  • ISBN: 9781526644428
  • Number of pages: 304 pages
  • The BBC Radio 4 Food Programme Books of the Year 2022
  • The Observer New Review Books of the Year 2022
  • The Telegraph Top Cookbooks of 2022
  • The Financial Times Top 5 Cookbooks of 2022
  • Full Colour photographs