By Levi Roots
‘You have to use your inner instinct and taste to say what it is that you want’. This is the advice of Mr Porridge, famed in Kingston, Jamaica, and Brixton, London, for his wonderful concoctions. I met him in Brixton about 15 years ago but knew about him before, such is his fine reputation. Everyone in Jamaica grows up on porridge in the morning. Often It’s made with cornmeal, but here I’ve used oats, with some of the flavourings that Mr Porridge uses to make his version so delicious.