Live Jamaican cooking session that will be perfect for foodies in Burton

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Table of Contents Read MoreRelated ArticlesRead MoreRelated Articles A live event showcasing authentic Jamaican food will be taking place in Burton tomorrow. The event has been organised by Monica Holton, through her business, Datties Soul Food and will signal the start of the Datties Soul Food Academy. The Datties Soul […]

A live event showcasing authentic Jamaican food will be taking place in Burton tomorrow.

The event has been organised by Monica Holton, through her business, Datties Soul Food and will signal the start of the Datties Soul Food Academy.

The Datties Soul Food Academy has been put together to educate the town on Jamaican Food and will include tips and tricks to prepare the food at home.

Monica hopes to set up regular sessions in a bid to highlight the different types of food that comes from the Caribbean island.

The first event will take place at the Confessions Bar, in George Street, from 7pm to 9.30pm, with tickets costing £39.99 per person and includes,

  • A special cocktail or mocktail on arrival
  • Live Interactive Cooking Demo
  • Tasting Session
  • Q&A throughout the evening
  • Introduction to the new ‘SEASONED’ product
  • Table service with Licensed Bar

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Monica aims to educate the public on Jamaican food and also give a exclusive insight into how Jamaican food is made.

She will be preparing authentic dishes such as ackee and saltfish, Jamaica’s national dish, rice and peas, fried plantain and stewed brown chicken.

Monica, who set up Datties Soul Food in 2012, said: ” The Datties Soul Food Academy event is going to bring a lot of colour, vibrancy and help people understand the culture of Jamaican food.

“It’s very rare that a Jamaican chef would disclose his or her secrets recipes, but I want people to see how important food is in the Jamaican culture and I want it to be represented in the right way.



Ackee and Saltfish, the national dish of Jamaica, will be on the menu

“The recipes I will be using have been handed down through generations and they are secret recipes, which have been passed down at least four generations.

“Through Datties Soul Food, I have catered for more than 5,000 people through various events such as birthdays and weddings and this event will also include the launch of a new seasoned product, and those who are attending will have a first taster of it.

“So far the interest has been very good, we have told some tickets through the website and are hoping to get more people on the day, so we will have the option to sell tickets on the door.

“This event is perfect for a foodie, there will be plenty of amazing dishes to try and I hoping to make this the start of many more events like this in Burton.”



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