Ital Stew with Ginger Chayote & Trinidadian Green Seasoning


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V is for Vegan

By Kerstin Rodgers

Published 2015

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Continuing our journey around the world, let’s visit Jamaica and the Rastafarian community, where “ital” means “vital.” Many words start with “i” in the Rastafarian dialect, to signify the unity of “I” or “eye” with God and nature. Rastas are mostly vegan; they try to live and eat naturally, with no processed food, sometimes no salt, using only clay or wood vessels. I made this stew for the funeral of my neighbors’ father who was a Rastafarian. Authentic Caribbean funerals have nine