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Jamaica Day, exciting dishes for all

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM
Sweet, sweet Jamaican treats.
Baked goodies to tempt all palates.
A vendor scrapes roasted yam at the event. - photos by Rasbert Turner
Fried sprat

Rasbert Turner • Gleaner Writer

Good folk music, dance and food were in abundance at the 10th staging of Jamaica Day at the Tredegar Park All-Age School in St Catherine on March 30.

The event was organised so that students could fully appreciate a delectable spread of local dishes. Among them were roasted salt fish accompanied by roasted yam, ackee and salt fish in coconut juice, fried sprat and festival.

Those with a 'sweet tooth' had a choice of coconut drops, grater cake, peanut cake and banana bread.

These could be had with home-made ginger beer, lemonade and other local beverages that were prepared by the school for the special day.

"Good food is something that everyone enjoys, and the children really loved the different dishes on display. I am proud to be a part of the day's celebration," Danielle Samuda, a teacher, told The Gleaner's Food section.

"I did not know that salt fish could be roasted and it tastes nice to me," a grade three student said.

It was a day of total enjoyment for all.