In 2013, we told you our story up until then (which you can read here). Now almost two years later, we’d say it’s time to look back and see how far we’ve come since then.
The story of The Ja Joint starts in Saint Ann, Jamaica, where our founder, Carly Day’s, family settled and bought land in the 1930’s. The Ja Joint as inspired by Carly’s heritage, and is what led her to introduce authentic Jamaican food to Australians.
Picture it: Jamaica. You think of sun, sand and surf, right? The breeze in your hair as you live up the island life? You start to smell something in the air, the breeze has brought it to you… and it smells delicious.
Since launching The Ja Joint, we’ve given you countless recipes that anybody can make with our delicious products in their kitchen and their own backyard. We even send out free recipes with all of our kits! But there are still those who ask us what exactly Jerk Chicken is… Continue reading
This week the winner of Taste of Harmony competition Sundtee from Target Gold Coast had three hours learning how to cook Jamaican food using our products. One of the things I love most about doing cooking classes is learning about other people’s cultural background, and the exchange of knowledeg and techniques Sundtee’s background is Thai/Australian.
In Ocho Rios, Jamaica one of our favourite food joints was Calabash Ital Rastarant. The owner Iwah Anderson was a ‘true’ rasta. No meat, no dairy, no alcohol and meditated daily. He created an amazing food and cultural experience at his humble location tucked away from the main roads of Ocho Rios