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The Consulate General in New York in the United States of America (USA), continues its ‘Arts & Literary Salon’ series this Thursday (Feb. 12), featuring the book ‘Nyam Jamaica’ by Rosemary Parkinson.
The event, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. will entail a book presentation and signing followed by a reception.
‘Nyam Jamaica’ is a 424-page tome, which takes the reader on culinary tour of the island, with colourful stories, photographs and recipes highlighting the best of local cuisine, parish by parish, from gourmet restaurants to roadside cook shops.
‘Cotching’ a ride on Ms. Parkinson’s bumpy but delicious culinary travel are renowned chef and restaurateur Norma Shirley and international photographer Cookie Kinkead, who will be in attendance at the book signing.
“Nyam Jamaica is a beautiful book with bold, colorful and crisp photographs. It does for the eyes what the recipes will do for the palette”, said Consul General, Geneive Brown Metzger.
Born in Venezuela of Trinidadian parents and Barbadian grandparents, Ms. Parkinson has a deep love for everything Caribbean. She writes a weekly food column for the Gleaner and also contributes to several other regional newspapers and magazines, including Air Jamaica’s Skywritings. An avid artist and photographer, she has exhibited in the Caribbean and Europe, but devotes most of her time to writing and lecturing on anything to do with Caribbean food.
Launched last August in collaboration with the Harlem Book Fair, the ‘Arts & Literary Salon’ series is sponsored by Nembo Imports Limited, the New York-based distributors of Clarendon Rum; Diaspora groups in the Northeast United States; and a number of media partners.
The aim of the series is to showcase authors and visual artists of Jamaican heritage as a means of promoting the island, the richness of its culture, and the creativity of its people through the written word and visual artistic expression.

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