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This exhibit provides a brief outline and history of the Bammy (known also as the Bammie, Cassava Cake, or Cassava Bread), a food that has undergone a historical transformation from basic provision to beloved snack.
This exhibit seeks to highlight a staple food in the Caribbean, though the focus will be on its history in Jamaica, where, despite global commercialization, this food is still culturally relevant.
Further, this exhibit draws primarily on sources, historical and contemporary, written and created by, and/or about Jamaicans or those with Jamaican heritage.
Though this exhibit was not able to offer explicit translations, please acccess this link below to translate any of the included text.
Centered around a traditional Jamaican dish, bammy cakes, this digital exhibit seeks to present home cooks with a deeper understanding of the historical and cultural aspects of the traditional dish well as the cassava as a whole. The project aims to educate those interested in Caribbean cuisine through a exploration of native cassava production, colonial influence, and global impacts in today's food market.
This exhibit will focus on the where cassava flour comes from. Its history is not acknowledged today. Cassava flour is currently seen as a health food and is written about in blogs for its "trendiness". The Global North is profiting off this product and my aim is to outline and acknowledge cassava flour's roots. This exhibit will seek to educate about how cassava flour comes from the Caribbean as well as how it is used today in the Global North.
Created by: Devin Johnson