JIS News

Two of Jamaica’s favourite meals, rice and peas and curry goat, are among the recipes featured by the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE), through its 30 years on a plate project. The project, which is part of activities to mark the 30th anniversary of the organisation, serves to highlight the multi-ethnic culture of Britain through food.
Some of Britain’s best chefs have been enlisted to come up with recipes that reflect Britain’s cultural diversity. These include Ainsley Harriot and Michael Moore, who are of Jamaican heritage. The dishes, which are guaranteed to excite the taste buds, include: chicken mango salsa and sweet potato wedges; Thai prawn curry and spiced monkfish wrapped in Chinese leaves; Moroccan lamb tagine; stir fried chicken with black bean sauce and roast pork with tamarind glaze.
According to a release from the CRE, Britain’s culinary tastes have changed dramatically over the past three decades, and there was little doubt the changing face of the population has had a big role to play.
Alveena Malik, CRE’s Head of Integration and Cohesion, said that “30 years on a plate can show that Britain is more integrated than most people actually realise and this could be used as a building block for greater understanding. The nation’s eating habits are a true reflection of how Britain has adopted other cultures.”
CRE said that the 30 years on a plate programme would be on-going and more recipes would be added. The list of recipes and chefs can be viewed @ http://www.cre.gov.uk/recipes.html.
Established in 1976, CRE works towards the elimination of racial discrimination, by encouraging good relations between people of different racial and ethnic background. The organisation puts programmes in place to increase public awareness of racial discrimination and secure their support in the fight against the problem.