Cooking like a local in Jamaica


Enjoying the local food of your expat country is great, but learning to cook the dishes yourself is even better. Please share what it's like cooking like a local in Jamaica.

What are some of the most popular local dishes that are easy to prepare?

What are the most common ingredients used in dishes in Jamaica? Where can you purchase them?

Is there a specific technique or a secret ingredient to master the local cuisine?

Are there resources available to teach you to cook like a local (classes, websites, etc.)?

What are the advantages of learning to prepare local dishes in Jamaica?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


I have a question, what flour do you buy here in Jamaica for making fried dumplin?
I have a choice of Counter or Baking flour. Thanks.