On this episode of our podcast …
Welcome back to the Nyam & Trod podcast, Drink & A Natter with JuicyChef! It’s only fitting that our 10th episode is the first for Season 3. Our founder and host, Jacqui Sinclair, aka JuicyChef is back in her garden under the gazebo with her dogs and the birds in the background conversing with guests over delicious drinks.
The season opener focuses on tea culture. Jacqui is ‘potty” about tea, pun fully much intended. Our guests, Patrique Goodall of Likkle Tea, the island’s first tea sommelier and Eileen Dunkley Shim of Netty’s Farm, are involved with tea and kombucha, beverages not normally associated with the Caribbean. These mavericks are carving a niche for themselves in the ancient arts of tea and kombucha making while injecting intentional and distinctly sophisticated Jamaican twists in the range of flavours they carry.
While sampling Eileen’s new range of delightful “in season” flavoured kombucha’s and sipping on Patrique’s addictive dessert inspired “coconut pone” oolong tea, the ladies discuss how their businesses survive the pandemic in an age of supply chain issues and inflationary costs. Other topics covered include how temperatures, brewing and seeping alter flavour, bush teas, low technology fermentation – SCOBY, Jamaica’s unique botany being a source of inspiration for recipe development and educating the public on the health benefits of their products.
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Drinks of the episode: JuicyChef’s Skankin’ Gin & Tonic featuring Likkle Tea’s Rock Steady tea + JuicyChef’s Kombucha Collins featuring Netty’s Farm Strawberry, Apple & Beet kombucha.
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Jacqui ‘JuicyChef’ Sinclair, founder of Nyam & Trod, is a British Jamaican award-winning chef, writer, and food culturist. She is a co-founder of Kingston Kitchen, an annual food event supporting food artisans. Jacqui has been an advocate of the Meatless Monday Global movement in Jamaica since 2011. Jacqui’s work has been featured in such publications as the Huffington Post, the Jamaica Observer, Saveur, The Jewish Post and numerous blogs. She has appeared on the Travel Channel’s ‘Bizarre Foods’ with Andrew Zimmern and Food & Wine’s Jamaica episode with Kwame Onwuachi.