Event details

5th October 2022, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Brixton Library Brixton Oval London SW2 1JQ

  • Global communities
  • Eating and Drinking Well



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


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.