What Is Jamaican ‘Jerk’ Seasoning?

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After I posted yesterday’s item about Usain Bolt’s new chain of Jamaican restaurants, my mother asked a question that I’ve heard many times but never taken the time to answer – until now. “What the heck is ‘Jerk’ anyway?” Well, now is as good a time as any to tackle the mystery…

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