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Recipe: Fried Bakes and Saltfish Buljol by Chef Jamila De Souza

This week’s recipe comes from Chef Jamila De Souza. Growing up in a Trinidadian and Bajan family, the Trinidad native creates boldly flavored, deeply satisfying dishes for her family and clients. 

Chef Jamila DeSouza
Chef Jamila DeSouza

Jamila’s love of cooking goes back before working as a pastry chef or as a teen.  She knew she wanted to cook when she was 5 years old.

Once Jamila finished her formal education in high school, she immediately enrolled in the Youth Training Employment and Partnership Programme (YTEPP), where she studied catering and cake making and excelled. Jamila then worked as a lead cook in several establishments for about 10 years before retiring to start her own catering business.

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One Bahamian’s breadfruit is Another Jamaican’s Breadfruit

As a kid growing up in The Bahamas I never ate much breadfruit. During each breadfruit season, the distinctive “bumpy” green fruit would bear down trees all around our usual stomping grounds – between school and home – but seldom found their way on to our plates. We knew what they were and that they were edible and I even have vague recollections of eating it at some point (a bland memory), but it’s safe to say that breadfruit was not a regular part of our meals. We did make good use of them as balls for various games though, including dodgeball. Yes, they hurt.

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