Rastafarian Farm and great traditional Jamaica food. A really great TV show.
Ainsley Harriot, one of my all time favourite TV Chefs has a new series on TV. Carrying on his Caribbean adventure in Jamaica, Ainsley takes to the water of the Martha Brae river to learn about the area and to experience the beauty of the river. Travelling up into the Blue Mountains, he finds out about the UNESCO World Heritage Site and their world-famous coffee.
Ainsley’s Caribbean Kitchen; Episode 1 – Jamaica
I had been waiting for this new series for quite some time and I wasn’t disappointed! I have watched everything Ainsley has made on TV. Unlike other chefs, he tends to keep things simple, easy to make (sometimes) but has a happy personality that makes him a joy to watch.
Ainsley’s first stop is Jamaica, the island where his father grew up, to re-discover the country that has long been linked to great food, music and culture.
His first stop is Coronation Market, where farmers from all over Jamaica head at the weekends to sell their produce – the best way to explore truly local ingredients. Here, Ainsley makes some new friends and picks up the ingredients for his first recipe.
Heading up to the north of the island, Ainsley gets a taste of the tropical weather and takes refuge with Chris and Lisa Binns – who run Stush in the Bush – a Rastafarian Farm to table experience in the hills above Ocho Rios. Here Lisa teaches him their signature Ackee stuffed Ravioli and Chris teaches him about what it means to be Rastafarian.
Ainsley meets up with English Chef Tim Kensett, who is head chef at Golden Eye – owned by Island Records founder Chris Blackwell – and then takes a tour around the famous Fleming Villa, the home of Ian Fleming and where he wrote the James Bond novels. Reflecting on his time in Jamaica, Ainsley makes a Bond inspired Martini cocktail.
This was the first of ten episodes in this new series. If, like me, you are a fan, please visit the official website
and find out where and when the next episodes are going to be. Check out all the beautiful locations that you could be visiting yourself when you stay with us at Villas Sur Mer.