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Jamaica: Sun, Sand ... garing?

Nog nie bekend gemaak by Catherine O'Halloran, Writer

Land: Jamaica

Die ervaring

Wanneer iemand sê die woord "Jamaika", sekere beelde na vore kom. Warm son. White, strande. Heerlike, vrugtige cocktails. Een woord wat dalk nie mesh met jou gewone visie van Jamaika, is: yam. Tog, elke April, die yam neem sentrum stadium gedurende die Trelawny Yam Festival.
The Trelawny Yam Festival takes places every April in the main square of Albert Town (it was relocated for two years, but us now back in Albert Town). Why is there a yam festival in Jamaica? The yam is actually one of the most popular foods in Jamaica. It is used in many of their traditional dishes and soups. Some statistics claim that dishes with yams are even more popular in Jamaica than jerk chicken. In the south Trelawny area of Jamaica, the yam is a huge part of the livelihood and economy – many people grow, sell and cook with yams. The importance of the yam to this area’s economy is what sparked the idea for this festival. It was originally a way to raise money for local farmers and support the local community. In its first six years, the Trelawny Yam Festival took place inside Trelawny High School. As more and more people flocked to the festival, the high school could no longer contain them, and so the festival was moved onto the streets of Albert Town. By 2004, a record 18,000 people attended the Trelawny Yam Festival. All those people were there to celebrate the humble and delicious yam. This year, the festival will celebrate its 15th birthday.
Die fees het aktiwiteite en wedstryde vir besoekers van alle ouderdomme, asook die aanlok geregte te proe. Daar is kook kompetisies om te sien wie garing kan gebruik in die mees kreatiewe manier, en die deelnemers wissel van die huis kook, kulinêre studente, professionele sjefs. Daar sal veel meer as net yam skyfies by hierdie kompetisie. Past yam culinaire skeppings sluit yam wyn, yam poedings, yam punch en enigiets anders wat jy kan dink. As jy kan kook, kan jy kook dit met garing.
As jy toevallig te wees in Jamaika in April, wees seker dat my Albert Town om te stop vir sommige eiland gasvryheid, uitstekende feeste en, mees belangrik, heerlike garing.

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Wanneer wil jy gaan

Die Trelawny Yam Festival vind slegs plaas in April, so as jy van plan is om te geniet in sommige yam genot, hoof toe is daar in April. Die fees vind oor die algemeen plek op Paas Maandag.

Odds n 'Ends

Nie 'n groot fan van die garing? Check uit die fees in elk geval vir die menigte van kompetisies en aktiwiteite. En, jy weet nooit - hulle kan kook tot iets wat jy liefhet.

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