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From Root To Palate : A Taste Of Tmrw Tday Culture Fest

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2017 | 6:00 AMKimberly Goodall
David Wolfe's pumpkin soup with jackfruit seed and potato.
Rasta Ade Refreshment Vegan Cafe’s Audley Anderson (right) shows off his magic veggie soup alongside his coworker, Kenoley Woolery.
Gregory Alexander enjoys a veggie platter from Rasta Ade while his girlfriend, Shakila Carmine, looks on.
Brett Sinclair shows off his finger-licking jerked chicken with festival.
Healthy and delicious – Rasta Ade Refreshment Vegan Cafe’s vegan platter.
Refreshing jelly coconut was readily available.
International wellness ambassador David Wolfe during one of his food presentations at the Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest.
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With the eclectic mix of wellness, island adventure, environmental activism and all things music, the Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest experience would not have been the same without the taste and diversity of Jamaica's culture.

Along the Seven Mile Beach in Negril was a mixture of food aimed at capturing the hearts and taste buds of attendees.

 

 

In photo: Brett Sinclair shows off his finger-licking jerked chicken with festival.-Ian Allen.

From smoky jerk pans emanated the aroma of Jamaican jerked chicken prepared by the expert hands of the 2015 CB Pan Chicken contestant, Brett Sinclair. It was no surprise that attendees flocked the table in full anticipation of a taste of jerk with a side of fried bammy and festival.

On the other side of the shore was Rasta Ade Refreshment Vegan CafÈ, which offered the full experience of ital cuisine. The dishes included a variety of vegetarian and vegan products. From Rasta pasta, red peas stew to veggie platters and ital sips (beetroot, cucumber, sour sop and green juices), Rasta Ade had the rich and healthy goodness down to a science.

 

Gregory Alexander enjoys a veggie platter from Rasta Ade while his girlfriend, Shakila Carmine, looks on. -Ian Allen.

With featured restaurants such as Kenny's CafÈ, Murphy's West End Restaurant, Pushcart and Boardwalk Village, attendees were in for a treat.

 

LOCAL & INT'L CHEFS

 

On the list of local and international chefs were Ras Iyah V of Westmoreland and Alexandra Feswick of the Drake Hotel in Toronto, Canada. Iyah V, who has a strict and natural diet - from farm to table - presented 100 per cent naturally sourced ingredients that added to the original ital tasting experience.

 

In photo: Rasta Ade Refreshment Vegan Cafe’s Audley Anderson (right) shows off his magic veggie soup alongside his coworker, Kenoley Woolery. -Ian Allen.

Feswick, on the other hand, cooked up a storm at Zimabli Retreat. She delivered exciting, tasty meals from the Zimbali farm, like callaloo and coconut soup with Alfalfa and Pinch hot syrup and honey jerked shrimp toast with pumpkin and tomato sauce and fresh lime. For dessert, she whipped up a chia seed pudding with rum maple bananas and pineapple. Her dishes were brought to perfection with the use of her secret ingredient - Canadian maple syrup.

 

In photo: International wellness ambassador David Wolfe during one of his food presentations at the Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest. -Ian Allen.

Last, but not least, was superfood evangelist David 'Avocado' Wolfe. His mind-blowing foodie sessions included his farm-to-table experience, which was enticing. Wolfe's passion for diets containing raw foods and plants inspired a menu like no other.

To kick-start the taste buds, he presented a seasonal fruit plate of banana, papaya, mango, pineapple, jackfruit and ginger relish, followed by a garden salad with his signature veggie dressing.

Next up was his delicious pumpkin soup with jackfruit seed and potatoes, and an entrÈe of roasted breadfruit with green jackfruit and callaloo sautÈ. To top off his incredible flavours, there was the soft taste of a soursop and banana pudding.

Guests were more than pleased with Wolfe's days of inspiration and Tmrw.Tday's success in delivering an unforgettable food experience.

kimberly.goodall@gleanerjm.com