In 2018, visitors to Jamaicans.com were eager to find authentic expressions of Jamaican culture, be they Patois phrases, traditional proverbs, reggae love songs, or most definitely food and recipes. Readers choices of articles reflected their desire to delve deep into island cuisine, with five of the 10 most-read articles providing recipes. Two of the Top 10 indicated language interests, while the list of most romantic reggae songs created sparks for many. Also in the Top 10 were articles celebrating the accomplishments of Jamaicans.
18 Jamaican Patois Phrases Translated into English
Presented here is a list of essential phrases in Jamaican Patois translated them into English for the benefit of language learners. It was the most viewed article on our website in 2018. Debate continues about whether Jamaican Patois is a language or a dialect, but based on the popularity of this article, many people believe it is a language, and they’re eager to learn it.
Jamaican Neurosurgeon First Black Woman to Be Ivy League Professor of Neurosurgery
A profile of the life and work of Dr. Odette Harris of Stanford University, the first black woman to become a Professor of Neurosurgery at an Ivy League school in the United States. Dr. Harris is also the first black woman to be named a Professor of Neurosurgery since 1981 when Dr. Alexa Canady, a specialist in pediatric neurosurgery, rose to that position at Wayne State University.
Jamaican Curry Chicken Recipe
This recipe for a classic Jamaican dish offers a rich, spicy and hearty version with great flavor. Jamaican Curry Chicken is one of the favorite dishes of Jamaicans. With a list of all ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, this recipe of a must for anyone wanting to make Jamaican-style curry chicken.
10 Dishes Every Jamaican Should Know How to Cook
A compendium of traditional Jamaican recipes that all Jamaicans should know how to cook. Here are the complete recipes of classic cuisine, which includes jerk chicken/pork, ackee, and saltfish, curry chicken/goat, Jamaican oxtail, red pea soup. Brown stew chicken, rice and peas, and cornmeal porridge.
Jamaican Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe
No Jamaican Christmas is complete without the traditional fruitcake, and this recipe is one of the best. It is a favored gift among Jamaicans during the Christmas season. A dark and spongy cake rich in the flavors of rum-soaked fruits. It is also known as Black Cake.
Jamaican Stew Peas Recipe
In Jamaica, red kidney beans are known as red peas, and this recipe, which features stew beef, pig’s tail, coconut milk, hot peppers, and traditional spices makes for a hearty dish that is popular throughout the island, and with our readers as well.
Top 20 Most Romantic Reggae Songs
After enjoying all that wonderful Jamaican food, readers turned to love and selected this article about the Top 20 most romantic reggae tunes as one of their most-read. While it was nearly impossible to stop at 20 (there are so many great songs), the list offers a starting point for readers who can go on to pick their own favorites.
Jamaican Sweet Potato Pudding
A recipe for this all-time favorite Jamaica dessert was sought after by many visitors to the website. The traditional pudding is baked with a method known as “hell a top,” in which a which some charcoal is placed on a piece of metal on top of the baking pan. The method is also known as “’hell a bottom and hallelujah in the middle,” While less picturesque in the description, the excellent pudding can also be baked in a regular oven. Beware: the pudding may be habit-forming.
Jamaican Proverbs on Warnings
A traditional Jamaican proverb can often be the perfect answer to one of life’s challenging situations. This article offers old-style island wisdom in short bursts that readers found useful and fun. Presented in Jamaican Patois with English translations.
Jamaican Oxtails and Beans Recipe
After all the wisdom communicated by the island proverbs, readers were ready to get back to food!. This recipe of oxtails and beans, Jamaica-style, offers a slow-cooked, thick and s