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  • Jamaica’s cuisine took the spotlight at the Taste of Travel Stage, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre.
  • Chef at the Embassy of Jamaica, Ms. Sherene James, who represented the country, displayed her creativity during a live demonstration.

Jamaica’s cuisine took the spotlight at the Taste of Travel Stage, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre from February 22 to 23.

Chef at the Embassy of Jamaica, Ms. Sherene James, who represented the country, displayed her creativity during a live demonstration of how to prepare an array of Jamaican dishes. Hundreds of show goers viewed the preparation of some of Jamaica’s jerk dishes as well as sample the offerings.

Jerk Salmon, Tilapia Salsa and Jerk Chicken were three of the dishes Chef James prepared. She also gave the large audience a lesson in making Jamaica’s famous jerk sauce from scratch, with fresh herbs. Her demonstrations were well received, with many of the visitors clamouring for the recipes.

Chef James is a graduate of the Runaway Bay HEART Hotel and Training Institute in St. Ann.

Meanwhile, Ms. Sherrie Williams of the District of Columbia Tourism Department said they were more than happy to sponsor Jamaica at this year’s Taste of Travel Stage and to showcase the country’s cuisine. She said the island has a very rich history and is a popular destination which attracts many visitors from Washington, D.C.

Just over 20,000 consumers attended the two-day travel show which had over 200 exhibitors taking part.