Bustamante, Beverly Hills & Breadfruit

Monday, April 2, 2012


 Sir Alexander  Bustamante
Bustamante,Alexander, Sir (Rt. Excellent): was born William Alexander Clarke. This firebrand championed the cause of the working class, and started a trade union.  He formed the Jamaica Labour Party in 1943 and wasn’t shy about speaking out against colonial rule. In 1962 he became the first Prime Minister of independent Jamaica. In 1970, Bustamante was declared a National Hero. He died in 1977. He was 93 at the time.


An aside here: Does anybody else see the resemblance between Bustamante and a way-back-when television character, or am I having a writer's usual flights of fancy?

Beverly Hills: is an upscale community, which forms part of the Long Mountain Range. It was developed fifty years ago and boasts unique architecture and impressive landscaping.  Like its Los Angeles namesake, Beverly Hills boasts the very best in residential properties in Jamaica. Google Maps Link for Beverly Hills
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Breadfruit: was introduced to Jamaica by Captain Bligh via the HMS Providence in 1793. Bligh had stayed in Tahiti for six months and took seeds on the trip with him. 

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The breadfruit is part of the mulberry family and when green, the fruit is hard and its inside white. When ripe, it becomes soft and sweet. The inside can range from cream-coloured to yellow. Breadfruit can be baked, boiled, roasted, fried, etc. I like it best when it’s almost ripe, roasted and then fried. Delicious! 

Thanks for dropping in. Hope you enjoyed this taste of Jamaica. 



49 comments:

  1. I want to try breadfruit. Looks like it will be delicious. Hmm, Beverly Hills is popular in Jamaica too.

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    1. It's usually bland, but as it ripens it's sweet.

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  2. My mouth waters thinking about breadfruit. Usually I'm in the islands during the time that the trees are bearing fruit, lucky me!

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    1. Bish, I enjoy it the riper it gets. Yes, lucky you.

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  3. Oh, nice mix! And he DOES look like a 50s or 60s actor--I can sort of visualize him, but the show isn't coming to me. I like the sound of breadfruit!

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    1. Thanks, Hart. I think he looks like the grandad in the Munsters. :)

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  4. For the life of me I can't figure out who he looks like. It's killing me. Who IS IT?
    Happy A-Z blogging.

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    1. He reminds me of the grandfather in the Munsters.

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    2. OMG! He does look like him lol!!!!

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    3. Angela, I wondered if I was way off, but I guess I wasn't since you see the resemblance too.

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  5. I've never eaten breadfruit but it sounds so yummy!

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    1. Hope you get the chance to have some soon.

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  6. Breadfruit plays a part in my adventure romance!

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    1. That's really cool, Donna. Now I'm intrigued.

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  7. Thanks for sharing more info about Jamaica! I visited there many years ago and simply loved it. Well, except for the time I got stuck in a downpour of rain in only my bathing suit. I got very cold very fast. But a warm shower solved that problem.

    And, I gave you an award! Stop by my 4/1/12 post to pick it up!

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    1. Margo, I hope you get to come back at some point. Thanks for the award!

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  8. Nice! Breadfruit is something I have to try one of these days.
    great post!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. Thanks, Nutschell, breadfruit is such that it's hard not to like it.

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  9. Hi JL .. love the theme about Jamaica - great fun idea .. one day I shall get there! Breadfruit I've never tried - something else to do .. but I love Bustamante's name and interesting his influence on politics in Jamaica. I can see a resemblance - I thought it might be Lionel Stander from Hart to Hart - it could be ... I had to check though ...

    Cheers Hilary

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  10. Loved this little facts of the day blog. Mmm, breadfruit chips - delicious.

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    1. Thanks, Amanda! Sounds like you know a thing or two about breadfruit.

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  11. I really love these posts on Jamaica. I've always wanted to try breadfruit. I planted two mulberry trees this past fall (one white and one purple). I didn't know they're related to breadfruit. I need track some down and try it...

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    1. Glad to have you along, Rula. You should try some breadfruit if you can get hold of it.

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  12. I did enjoy a taste of Jamaica. Thanks so much.

    Teresa

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    1. Thanks for stopping in, Teresa. Have had a busy day. Will check in with you later.

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  13. Oh, I'd love to try breadfruit. It sounds really yummy.

    And Bustamente does look just like the grandpa in the Munsters, LOL LOL. Poor guy!

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    1. Hey, Julie, I guess I saw the resemblance because I always found the Munster granddad entertaining.

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  14. I've never tasted breadfruit - maybe it's time. Bustamonte does look look a little like Grandpa Munster. Love his eyebrows!

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    1. Yep, he's got a whole acre of eyebrows. There are lots of recipes on the net in the event that you do get to try some breadfruit.

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  15. I've never even heard of breafruit before. I'd love to try some now.

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    1. Hope you do get the chance one day, Lynda.

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  16. I'm to chicken to try a new fruit. But I've seen these around. Maybe I'll be brave and try one. Happy a-z.

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    1. Explore some recipes first. That way you won't feel you're wading into totally foreign territory.

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  17. He looks like Ed Asner's twin! Wow!

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  18. I liked visiting Beverly Hills, but I wouldn't want to live there. Mostly because I can't afford it! :P

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    1. AA, not many Jamaicans can afford to live their either. :D

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    1. I don't think people the likes of Uncle Jethro and the family would be welcome there. Your comment made me laugh.

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  20. I've never had breadfruit.

    I didn't know there was another Beverly Hills.

    Yes, that man does resemble a Munster.

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  21. Great post, JL. Lol! From a tropical country I do know what a breadfruit is. We make curry out of not that ripe ones but like you I like the ripe ones deep fried.

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  22. I really really want to visit Jamaica :-)

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  23. Hi,
    Bustamante does rather look like several character actors that I have seen in movies and on TV. The kind that played lawyers and men of great character. I've been around for a long time (79 in May) and have seen a lot of movies and TV shows. Jamaica has always sounded like a wonderful place to visit. (My maiden name was Campbell...perhaps we are kinfolk?)
    Thsnks for the post.
    Ruby

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  24. i loved that taste of jamaica! thank you!

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  25. Sir Bustamante might look a little bit like Buddy Epson, who played Jed Clampett in Beverly Hillbillies and Marcus Welby MD. :)

    I'd love to try breadfruit if I could find it in the grocery around here.

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