About Virginia Burke

Virginia Burke

Virginia Burke was born and raised in Jamaica. As marketing director of Walkerswood Caribbean Foods, she’s involved in recipe development and the promotion of Caribbean food and restaurants. She’s also the author of Eat Caribbean and Walkerswood Caribbean Kitchen.

Four bottles of pepper sherry.

Pepper Sherry

What could be easier than plopping some hot peppers in a bottle of booze, setting it aside for as long as you can resist, and then drizzling it over everything? Exactly.

Two metal baskets lined with paper, each with three Jamaican fried dough fritters, or festival.

Jamaican Fried Dough ~ Festival

Slightly sweet with a little intrigue from cornmeal, these fritters are a go-to across the island of Jamaica for all manner of spiced fare. One taste and you’ll understand why.