Thursday Podcast: Jamaican Jerk

July 23, 2009

Jamaican Independence Day is coming up (Aug. 6) and in honor of that special day, a tribute to a very special dish: Jamaican Jerk. This indigenous rub of thyme, garlic, Scotch bonnet peppers and scallions is also part of a unique style of cooking - over the branches of the allspice tree. I was in Boston, Jamaica recently - home of jerk cooking - to see how they make the real thing. Incidentally, if you're looking for good jerk in Chicago, head to Uncle Joe's on the South Side. Jamaican_Jerk Jerk_Center_in_Boston_Beach_1