Sep 17, 2014
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Ground Provisions

Ground Provisions: Ben & Jerry’s Bob Marley-Inspired Ice Cream

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Ben & Jerry’s is known for its Woodstock-inspired peace-and-love aesthetic, and ice cream flavors with goofy names occasionally inspired by peace-and-love minded musicians. (See the classic Cherry Garcia, and the more recent Phish Food). So it’s no surprise that the brand would introduce a flavor inspired by the music (or at least the concept) of Bob Marley.

After holding a contest to name the flavor, Ben & Jerry’s newest product (a tie-in with the 30th anniversary of Legend) has been dubbed Satisfy My Bowl, after “Satisfy My Soul,” the classic track from Marley’s 1978 album Kaya. Makes sense. What we’re a bit confused about is what the flavor—banana ice cream with caramel and cookie swirls and chocolate peace signs—has to do with Bob Marley or Jamaica. Sure, bananas grow in Jamaica, as they do across the Caribbean, but the fruit is not exactly the first thing that comes to mind when anyone thinks Jamaica. (As far as we know, Marley’s ice cream preferences are undocumented, that is if he partook in the treat at all).

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Ground Provisions: Robin Lim Lumsden On Jamaican Cooking


Words by Natalie Weiner, Photos by Martei Korley

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Ground Provisions: The Belcour Cookbook Highlights Jamaica’s Culinary Diversity + GIVEAWAY

Words by Natalie Weiner

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When you think of Jamaican cuisine, certain dishes come to mind right away—jerk chicken, rice and peas, curried goat, ackee and saltfish.. and they come to mind for a reason: they’re delicious. But the island’s diverse heritage (and abundance of unique ingredients) means that there’s actually a lot more to Jamaican food than just these traditional recipes.

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Ground Provisions: Oistins, The Fish Capital of Barbados


Words and Photos by Ola Mazzuca—

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LargeUp Investigates: Bake and Shark

Words by Tishanna Williams—
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You don’t mess with a Trinibagonian’s belly. Food is all important here and we take it very seriously. But with the recent news headlines about diminishing shark populations and subsequent conservation efforts, could Trinis soon be forced to give up one of their favorite dishes? In order to get the real bake and shark story for you, LargeUp had to do some heavy research so we packed our sunblock, beach mats and a few Stags for the road and made our way to Maracas Beach to talk to some of the vendors behind this dish personally.

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Ground Provisions: Dominica’s Cater Truck Mobile Restaurant

Words and Photos by Martei Korley—
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Thank you is what comes to mind when thinking of the way Levia and Aldon of Cater Truck Mobile Restaurant literally took care of yours truly during my stay in Dominica. As LargeUp undertook the task of covering the entire island of Dominica AND the festivals happening on the island in just one week last October, serious nourishment was required. And the steamfish from this food truck was just what the doctor ordered: Fresher than fresh and drizzled with mouthwatering creole sauce.

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