Jerk from Jamaica: Barbeque, Sides, and Spice, Caribbean Style

Jerk from Jamaica: Barbeque, Sides, and Spice, Caribbean Style


View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Thursday, April 9


When Helen Willinsky first published her classic Jamaican barbecue cookbook, "jerk" was a fightin' word to most people outside the Caribbean Islands. Not anymore. In love with fire and spice, barbecue fans and food lovers of all stripes have discovered the addictive flavors of Jamaican jerk seasoning and Caribbean cooking in general. Newly revised and bursting with island color, Helen's book provides a friendly introduction to this increasingly popular way to season and prepare meat, chicken, and fish. Rounded off with simple and authentic recipes for sides, drinks, and desserts, JERK FROM JAMAICA is a complete backyard guide to grilling and eating island-style.


  • An updated, expanded, and repackaged version of the only authentic Jamaican jerk barbecue book, featuring chicken, pork, beef, lamb, goat, seafood, and more.
  • Includes more than 100 recipes, with a dozen new ones from the author and other Jamaican food mavens like Enid Donaldson and the Busha Browne Company, plus a new foreword from Jamaican cookbook author Virginia Burke.
  • Contains 50 full-color photos, both styled food and on-location shots from the markets and jerk pits of Jamaica.
  • Previous edition sold more than 75,000 copies.
Reviews“Get this first-rate cookbook in your hands and see if you can stop.”—Houston Chronicle“Helen Willinsky makes a passionate case for the tropical taste with Jerk from Jamaica.”—Boston Herald

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580088428
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 03/26/2007
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 537,925
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

HELEN WILLINSKY is a native of Jamaica and founder of Helen's Tropical Exotics, one of the first commercial Jamaican/Caribbean food companies to distribute within the United States. She divides her time between Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Kingston, Jamaica.

Table of Contents

Foreword     viii
Introduction: What is Jerk?     xi
Jerking Basics and Jerk Seasonings     1
Pork     19
Chicken and Fowl     41
Seafood     61
Beef, Lamb, and Goat     87
Side Dishes     111
Desserts     131
Drinks     155
Resources for Jamaican and Caribbean Cooking     173
Index     174

Customer Reviews