A Brief History of Jamaican Jerk – By Vaughn Stafford Gray SMITHSONIANMAG.COM DECEMBER 22, 2020 — Just Sayin’

The smokeless pit’s significance stems from the fact that the Maroons, who sought refuge in Cockpit Country—the mountain range surrounding the plantations where they’d previously been enslaved—had to sustain themselves without revealing their locations. If they cooked over an open fire, the smoke would betray them. “The Maroons developed alliances with Indigenous inhabitants who taught […]

A Brief History of Jamaican Jerk – By Vaughn Stafford Gray SMITHSONIANMAG.COM DECEMBER 22, 2020 — Just Sayin’