.#AToZChallengeJamaica: F is for Food Flag

Bright, colorful and so clever! Here is my fellow blogger Susan Goffe’s letter “F” in the #AToZChallengeJamaica. I love it.

Right Steps & Poui Trees

A couple of years ago, I saw an article online which had photos of national flags made out of traditional foods eaten in or associated with the countries. (This isn’t the original article, but it is about the same photos.)

So, for example, Italy’s flag was made of basil, pasta and tomatoes.

Italy food flag

India’s flag was made of curries, rice and pappadum.

India food flag

And France’s flag was made of cheese and grapes.

France food flag

At the time I thought it would be fun to make a Jamaican food flag, and so, taking on board some suggestions from Facebook friends, I made a Jamaican flag out of:

  • Ackee, naturally! Jamaica’s national fruit is from the Blighia sapida tree, which was imported from West Africa, most likely on a ship carrying Africans during the slave trade. It is an ingredient in our national dish, ackee & saltfish.
  • Dried pimento. The pimento tree (Pimenta dioica) is…

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