Pimento Wood

World Class Jerk

Being a jerk master isn’t a bad thing when it comes to barbecue.
What makes Jamaican jerk barbecue so different from other barbecue?
“Well, you smelled the stuff,” said Gary Feblowitz, perhaps the most Jamaican jerk-obsessed person on the continent, whose company, Pimentowood.com, is the only U.S. importer for the pimento tree products used to create authentic Jamaican jerk barbecue.

Smoky, Spicy and Sweet

Jerk is Jamaica to the bone, aromatic and smoky, sweet but insistently hot. All of its traditional ingredients grow in the island’s lush green interior: fresh ginger, thyme and scallions; Scotch bonnet peppers; and the sweet wood of the allspice tree, which burns to a fragrant smoke.

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