Motherland: A Jamaican Cookbook with Melissa Thompson

Wednesday 5th October

Melissa Thompson is a food writer and recipe developer based in London, of Jamaican and Maltese heritage, she is a former newspaper journalist and restaurateur. She has written for BBC Good Food, The Guardian, Condé Nast Traveler, Stylist and more.


Motherland is a cookbook that charts the history of the people, influences and ingredients that uniquely united to create the wonderful patchwork cuisine that is Jamaican food today, it doesn’t shy away from the brutality of the colonial periods but takes us on a journey through more than 500 years of history to give context to the beloved island and its cuisine.

Join Melissa for a night of the history and delights of Jamaican food.