GRAZING PLATES - More and more restaurants are featuring small plates on their menus. These are meant for the table for a few people to pass and share. This trend takes its cue from traditional Spanish tapas where guests can sit leisurely and graze from many different dishes at once. Think miniature versions of classically casual foods? Comfort foods, in all their nostalgia and high calorie bliss, can reign. Just smaller versions of comfort foods.
Jamaican patties, here's a traditional recipe that beats the commercial stuff you buy from most West Indian takeaways or the stuff you buy in packets that gives you next to no amount of meat. This recipe depends on the amount of heat that you like. I personally would add 5 scotch bonnet peppers