Jamaican cuisine is world famous and people travel from around the globe to taste its authentic flavours at the source.
Travellers can experience the island's foods firsthand by visiting various food festivals and events throughout the year. Jamaica's most famous culinary export, jerk cooking, is front-and-centre at these events and sure to tantalize the taste buds.
Here are just a few of the events at which travellers can enjoy a Jamaican feast...
Now in its 10th year, one of Jamaica's most celebrated culinary experiences is Restaurant Week Jamaica, a week-long event for visitors to sample the diverse culinary options Jamaica has to offer. Over 75 of Jamaica's best restaurants will offer specially selected three-course, fixed price dinner menus and lunch specials with savings of up to 50 percent. Restaurant Week is taking place until November 22 in Kingston, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios.
The spiciest culinary phenomenon on the island is the Jamaica Jerk Trail, the ultimate guide to the top jerk joints and pork pits across the island. Visitors can follow this island-wide self-guided culinary tour, which includes 22 stops from Negril, at the western tip of the island, to Port Antonio in the east, to Kingston in the south.
Savour the flavours of contemporary cuisine and experience various food tastings during a Falmouth Food Tour. The 2.5 hour guided walking tour of the historic town of Falmouth offers up a delicious blend of Jamaican food and history. Visitors sample local cuisine, discover what plantation life was like when "Sugar was King", and learn how the life and rhythm of sugar plantations shaped what Jamaican people eat today.