On two separate occasions on the red carpet celebrities with Caribbean roots or relatives fondly expressed a love for Ackee and saltfish. The beloved food is Jamaica’s national dish.
Since the 1700s people from the island of Newfoundland brought dried and salted cod (salt cod) for the Jamaicans in order to trade for Rum. Salt cod is now one of the main ingredients for ackee and saltfish.
To prepare the dish, salt cod is sautéed with boiled ackee, onions, Scotch Bonnet peppers, tomatoes, and spices, such as black pepper and pimiento. It can be garnished with crisp bacon and fresh tomatoes, and is usually served at breakfast alongside roast breadfruit, hard dough bread, or boiled green bananas.-(Wikipedia) This recipe is a bit Americanized. If you want to share your recipe contact us.
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- Tonya Lee Williams at Pan African Film Fest
Young and the Restless Actress Tonya Lee Williams(Olivia Winters) showed her support for the Pan African Festival on Wednesday February 10, 2010 World Premiere of Blood Done Sign My Name at the Pan African Film Festival. She shared with MCCN that she has been attending the event for years.
Williams is also the founder of the Reel World Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. Her film festival is a non profit charity. William says, ” The festival is about creating more exposure for people of color. ” Many Aboriginal, Asian, Latino, Middle Eastern and Black. Her personal life reflects multi-culturalism, born in London growing up in England and Toronto. At age 18, she was named Miss Black Ontario.
When asked about her favorite food William shared about her Caribbean roots, “I like ackee and saltfish. I like anything Caribbean… In Toronto there are as many Caribbean restaurants as there are McDonalds and Starbucks in America.”
by Article Crystal A. Johnson