Best Pots in Jamaica

“Pass the dutchie from the left hand side!”

That old song by Musical Youth keeps running through our heads as we admire the display of handmade dutchies at this roadside stand.

If you really want to learn to cook like a Jamaican, you have to have the right ingredients and the right utensils. And this pot is the secret of many of Jamaica’s favourite dishes, like oxtail stew and curry goat. Those in the know say the pot imparts a special flavour to the food.

Rebecca and her family have been making these heavy pots by hand for many years. As she walks us through the tiny “factory,” she points out all the different shapes and sizes for different types of dishes: soups, rice, sauces, and more. One popular style has a little spot for coal in the bottom so you don’t even need a stove.

Sure, you can find pots like these in the stores. But wouldn’t you rather buy one straight from the family that makes them? Look for Rebecca, her family, and these fabulous pots along the road to Port Antonio.

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