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systemic bias[edit]

This topic should be much bigger, but a lack of Jamaicaians on English Wikipedia keeps it a stub. Please help Wikipedia:WikiProject Countering systemic bias by expanding this aritcle.

Banana04131 12:23 August 14

Well every time I eat a different cuisine I come on wikipedia and see if I can add anything. So send me some coupons for Jamaican, lol. --Rakista 19:48, 14 September 2005 (UTC)

good start...[edit]

we have a nice core here, i hope somebody has a jamaican or west indies cookbook laying around to flesh it out a bit (seems pointless to clean it up without more information). ZacharyS 04:06, 24 August 2005 (UTC)

well here's a jamaican helping out[edit]

i agree there is a limited amount of jamaicans out here on the wiki, but i'll pledge to help grow the base. Now there are some typographical and factual errors on this page i plan on correcting to foster a factual cultural exchange.

Welcome to the effort, I am dabbling in cuisines I know like Cuisine of Kentucky but I have helped here as well. --Rakista 04:06, 19 September 2005 (UTC)

Jamaican cuisine in Los Angeles?[edit]

I LOVE all foods from all cultures... well, mostly. Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Indian, French, Italian, South American, Mexican, Medditerranian (sp?)... etc. Whenever I can, I try new food... I'm also a lover of languages... anyway, if anyone knows of a good place to try some Jamaican cuisine in Los Angeles I would be more than happy to do some research. ;) -- NatsukiGirl\talk 22:42, 14 September 2005 (UTC)

I asked a friend in La-La land. He said a place called "Irie" in Cypress has awesome soups and stews, esp ox-tail. --Rakista 00:37, 24 September 2005 (UTC)

15 sentances and a list[edit]

Still a stub? --Banana04131 02:09, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

Ice Cream with Coconut Milk?[edit]

I don't know of any Jamaican brand of ice cream that uses Coconut Milk as its base instead of dairy milk. We do have many different flavours of ice cream, including coconut, but they are made with milk. Wimsyp 04:38, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Not Notable?[edit]

I was surprised to see a notice on top of this article saying that this article may not be notable. I added a link to prove that Jamaican Cuisine exists outside Wikipedia, and hopefully validates that Jamaican Cuisine is, in fact, notable. --WisTex (talk) 06:13, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

I'm surprised too, I removed the tag. I'm not quite sure why it was placed on here.--Chef Christopher Allen Tanner, CCC (talk) 06:55, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

What Is Allspice?[edit]

I just returned from a visit to Jamaica, and learned a little bit about the people, language, culture, and food while there. This sentence about allspice is entirely false: "I am not sure as to the claim that allspice was present for the local Arawak people to use, since these spices had to be introduced to them, since most of the spices in allspice are native the Southeast Asia." Allspice is not a blended concoction of other spices, but the name of the berry of the Pimenta dioica tree. In Jamaica, where the highest quality allspice is produced, both the berry and the tree are called "pimento" harkening back to the European "discoverers" of allspice who mistook the berries for black peppercorns. Today, all commercial production of allspice is located in the Americas and the islands of the Caribbean (Antilles), proving that allspice is native to the New World, and not native to anywhere else, including Southeast Asia. It would certainly have been available to the Arawak people.
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--Jjaybird (talk) 20:56, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

This is a fantastic argument, I support the change of this page to reflect these sources.P0PP4B34R732 (talk) 03:23, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Also, another inaccuracy, tangential though it might be to the topic of the page, Columbus was not stranded for two years, but just a few days more than one year, from June 25, 1503 until June 29, 1504, although he would not set sail for Spain until September 12, 1504.
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--Jjaybird (talk) 04:45, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Kitchen Nightmares[edit]

In Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon Ramsay visited Kingston Cafe in Pasadena, California. Its owner Una Morris said Jamaican food can't be made of just fresh ingredients. They had yesterdays steaks and likes in their restaurant. Don't know if is it only her opinion or wider in Jamaica, but it sounded quite strange. 85.217.40.65 (talk) 18:35, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

More can be found by searching "You cannot cook Jamaican food fresh everyday" with Google. 85.217.40.65 (talk) 18:38, 16 August 2012 (UTC)