Carnival time

July 2, 2011

We went to the St Paul’s Carnival at the weekend – cider, adorable schoolkids dressed as lions, lovely people, giant speakers that shake the ground, getting our reggae reggae skank on, and did I mention the food?

Jerk chicken, rice and peas….

…cooked by this man. I love caribbean street food so much that I sometimes dream about it.

It’s almost impossible to replicate at home because you need to get the chicken really, really hot so the skin goes crisp and lovely. As this necessitates an enormous metal oil drum barbecue thing, it’s not really something to try in one’s kitchen. Curried goat can be done successfully a la casa – I have a friend who makes it to perfection – but it does require the procuring of a goat, which in most of the UK is easier said than done…

I promise that my next post will involve knitting!

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