Jamaican Jerk: Cooking and Caribbean Culture
Discover a taste for Jamaica with an introduction to authentic jerk cooking and its history with this online course from the University of the West Indies.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone with an interest in Caribbean food and culture. The course would benefit chefs, cooks or workers in the hospitality sector, as well as anyone with a personal connection to the Caribbean.
No prior knowledge is necessary, simply an interest in jerk and Jamaican food and the wider culture.
What topics will you cover?
Culture and Heritage: Examining Truth, Authenticity, Creativity and Sustainability
Jerk: From Taino to Maroon to the General Jamaican Experience
What Is Jerk Today?
Make Your Own Jerk
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Assess the relationship among truth, authenticity, creativity and sustainability with respect to Jamaican Jerk
Discuss the value of cultural sustainability to small states
Situate the practice of jerking within the context of Jamaican cultural heritage
Create an original recipe for a jerked food
Prepare a jerked food using an existing recipe
Present evidence of the jerked food (a description, recipe or image)