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NYC Mayoral Candidate Wins At Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival

Public Advocate and New York City Mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio during the cook-off.

News Americas, QUEENS, NY, Mon. July 22, 2013: Public Advocate and New York City Mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio is campaigning in all communities, including in the Caribbean community where he entered a jerk cook off Sunday and came out the winner.

Mr. de Blasio faced off against Cool Runnings star Leon Robinson and emerged victorious in a Jerk Cook-off at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival on Sunday, July 21, at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York.

The public advocate dish was entitled “Kingston Madness.”

The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival NY, in its third year, delivered delectable jerk foods and performances from Singer Shaggy and Christopher Martin.

Meanwhile, Mr. de Blasio’s winning recipe is below:

Place olive oil in pan
Slice chicken breast into small pieces. Add salt and pepper.
Add scotch bonnet pepper
Add: 5 diced dates
Quarter cup of green pepper.
Quarter cup onion.
Quarter cup red pepper
Minced garlic
4 heaping tables spoons of Grace brand jerk sauce.
Sautée all ingredients with olive oil.