Fish TeaPosted: November 4, 2012 Filed under: film, food, Jamaica, music Leave a comment
Highly recommend the documentary Marley:
on netflix instant. Well-told, dramatic, incredible story about shyness, power, religion, family, belonging, loneliness.
Maybe my favorite parts were the helicopter shots of Jamaica’s crazy topography:
As he was dying, Marley’s mistress Cindy Breakspeare suggested that he go back home and spend his last days drinking fish tea:
Fish tea is a spicy soup in Caribbean cuisine and Jamaican cuisine. It is similar to a fish bouillon and can take four hours to prepare. It includes ground yam, pumpkin, cassava, potatoes and “bottlers,” cooked until very soft. As much as 15 pounds of fish is added to make five gallons. Carrots and cho–cho can also be added. It is flavored with coconut milk and seasoned with various ingredients that may include black pepper, salt, thyme, butter, scallion and season–all.
He didn’t take her advice.
(photo of the Cockpit Country from here)