Caribbean Food Summer Cooking


Do you hate cooking in your kitchen during the summer heat? Me too!

But if you think it’s a punishment from above for past-life misdemeanors, to be standing in your kitchen perspiring, sweat running down your back in heat strong enough to melt your brass door handles, then spare a fleeting thought for those cooking food in their kitchen in the caribbean.

Because, in Jamaica it’s hot. I don’t mean warm. I don’t mean ‘oh look at my skin, it’s gleaming’. I mean hot. That’s why many people in Jamaica cook outside whenever they can.

In the caribbean like to go outdoors to cook and bbq their food. Jerk chicken is a ‘must have’. As is curry goat. I promise to post Caribbean Food recipes for these bbqs.

And they are creative cooks; they improvise. They improvise their recipes. They improvise what they eat it with. They improvise what tools they use to cook it.

At least in N.America and Europe we have access to a vast array of summer cooking ware. Since I started my blog over a year ago, i’ve had many emails asking me not only how to cook certain dishes but also what cookware and utensils to use. Well, i’ve decided to add to my blog by occasionally highlighting good cookware. For outdoor summer cooking I use a powerful grill. Below is a good quality dual purpose outdoor grill from Amazon with 5 Star customer reviews. Simply click on the image to find out more.

Personally, I like to cook on a full-sized charcoal grill that can also be used as a full-size gas grill combined, if need be. I also like it to have an adjustable-height grate so that i can keep my food warm when i’m not actually cooking it. And, of course, enough cooking space is a premium, giving a lot of preparation flexibility, allowing me to concentrate on creating great food and not having to fiddle about with the limitations of a small grill. Yep, good cooking needs good tools. Again, you can see a good example by clicking on the Duo Gas-and-Charcoal Grill

Happy summer cooking. I will post  Caribbean Food bbq recipes in the near future.

Love, laughter and food for all. Angeli.



2 Responses to “Caribbean Food Summer Cooking”

  1. Liz on August 5th, 2010 1:50 pm

    Bring on those recipes – we’re fast running out of sun here in England!

    Angeli Says:

    Coming up! :)

  2. Lia on August 5th, 2010 1:52 pm

    Angeli, it’s difficult to know how to leave a comment – maybe you should indicate in your copy that one should click on your name in order to leave a comment…just a thought :)

    Angeli Says:

    Thankyou Lia, I will maybe leave a note in my next blog.