Regular Request: Which Jamaican book would you recommend?
I heard those words numerous times studying in the United States. I lacked an answer for years but that changed last year with the introduction of Jamaica Fi Real, a book about Jamaica's beauty, vibes, culture and people. Check out the blog feature here. Every time I feel like taking a cheap vacation in my own country every time I pick up that book. It's never failed me. Don't worry about our daialect. The book is written in English (The country's official language) and is a very easy read.
Before I fell in love with books in general, cookbooks were my interest. I grew up with The Real Taste of Jamaica in my mother's kitchen cupboard. Mum knows this book by name and you should too. Jamaican food lovers all over the world have made this one of the best-selling Jamaica books. Will admit that this is an older book, but that only means that you will be getting authentic, traditional recipes.
Both of these books are available on Amazon.com. See the links below to purchase.