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Jamaican Cookery Course


In tribute to the rich cuisine Caribbean culture brought to the UK after the Windrush, we are offering a three-day taster course of live demonstrations teaching you how to prepare and cook authentic Jamaican dishes. You will learn recipes and cooking techniques for signature dishes such as the renowned jerk seasoning, family favourite homemade saltfish fritters and traditional rum punch.

Signature dishes:

  • The history of jerking – learn how to make and use your own fresh jerk seasoning

  • The traditional Caribbean accompaniment – learn how to make proper rice and peas

  • Saltfish treats – learn how to prepare saltfish fritters and vegetable alternatives

  • Punchy Rum Punch – learn about the variations of popular rum punch drink

The demonstrations will be led by experienced chef and caterer Elaine Buchanan. Elaine has previously runCaribbean eateries Mango Mango and Rice n Peas in south London. She is devoted to sharing her love and appreciation for African and Caribbean food in local schools and community cafés. She is also writing a Christmas cookery book entitled Pimp My Turkey! And other Festive Twists.

Please note: These taster session run as a series of three consecutive workshops. The first session begins on Friday 8 June, and continues on Friday 15th and Saturday 23rd June 2018.


BCA Friends benefit from priority booking, tickets go on sale 8 May 2018. General tickets on sale 15 May 2018. 

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