Before VEGAN FOOD became a trend, there was ITAL FOOD – plant based diet, a concept and common practice developed by Rastafari in Jamaica.
In this full-length documentary I’m sharing my platform with an incredible family who left their corporate jobs to be promoting ITAL living in the center of Kingston. That’s right, not in the mountains, but in the middle of a busy city. We’re going to their little oasis – Veggie Meals on Wheels to learn about ITAL FOOD AND LIFESTYLE in Jamaica.
ITAL cooking is a way of preparing food that is consistent with Rastafarian life style and beliefs. Ital food is essential for Rastafari because of one of the core spiritual concepts, known as Livity.
Please note, there is no such concept as Rastafarianism, because Rastafari don’t use isms, so it’s Rastafari, not “Rastafarianism”. This documentary is about ITAL food, so we are not going into the depth of spiritual part of this topic, yet we still need to acknowledge that up to this day most people barely know anything about Rastafari, so we will mention the link between Jamaica and Ethiopia and see if there is a difference between Ethiopian Orthodox Christians and Rastafari.
00:00 – Introduction
02:15 – NO BONEZONE
05:57 – HOW TO BECOME ITALIST
08:47 – WHAT IS ITAL
11:42 – VEGGIE MEALS ON WHEELS
14:24 – VEGAN VS ITAL
16:58 – SPICES, COCONUT and BAMBOO
21:50 – REUSE OVER RECYCLE
28:23 – ITAL AND BUSINESS
33:46 – “RASTAFARIANISM” and LINK TO ETHIOPIA
40:13 – VEGGIE MEALS EXPERIENCE
44:11 – FAMILY AND BUSINESS
🟢 SONGS AND MUSIC
Songs, featured in this documentary:
Keteis Oyonde – In the name of life
Keteis Oyonde – What are you waiting for
Keteis Oyonde – Worship Jah with fear
Keteis Oyonde – Sidigu Le Egziabhier Mr. Williams – Veggie Meals on Wheels
Keteis Oyonde’s Music: