When you think of porridge you may think of Goldie Locks and The Three Bears. You know the little girl who broke into the bear’s home and tasted their porridge. Well, when I think of porridge I am instantly transported to Jamaica where weekday breakfast may consist of cornmeal porridge and a slice of hard dough bread, don’t forget the butter. This is the sweetest taste imaginable. A great warm base of a food,laced with the sweetness of brown sugar or condensed milk. Just sweet goodness.
Now the barmy is a whole other level of greatness. It isn’t sweet, it is the perfect fried, soft yet crispy cassava root starch. The barmy is a great base for a savory dish like the ackee and saltfish. The perfect little fried triangles are one of my favorite things that I don’t get to eat as often as I would like. I had the please of having both at Brooklyn’s own Jamaican eatery, Footprints Cafe. Well now they have an eatery in Georgia as well so the South is also getting a taste of JA.