The History of Jerk Cooking
Jamaican Jerk refers to a way or style of cooking meat that is native to Jamaica. It's a blend of spices, herbs and marinate in which meat, be it chicken, beef, pork, goat, fish, vegetables or fruit is dry-rubbed or wet marinated. It has become a way of life for Jamaicans to prepare this award-winning way of cooking and serving meat. When I started researching the history of how jerk style had its native beginnings, I came across a few historians’ variations of how it began.