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Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Cilantro Aioli

Our first stop on the International Cooking Tour is the Caribbean! When I think of the Caribbean, I remember a few of the magical trips I’ve taken to the islands. The warm tropical breezes, the crystal clear turquoise waters filled with colorful fish, the sound of steel drums floating through the air and music that makes you want to dance, snorkeling and scuba diving…and the food. But is has not always been a place of rest and relaxation. In order to understand the food, it helps to understand a bit of the history of the islands. When Columbus “discovered” the Islands of the West Indies in 1492, he was not the first man to set foot on these islands. But the arrival of Christopher Columbus changed everything. Continue reading