This is a photo my daughter sent to me. Here’s the chat* session we had.
Hi Mom! This is what the cafe at work made for lunch today.
It looks like Rice & Peas ?
It’s Jamaican Rice & Peas with Jerk Chicken.
It don’t look like Jerk Chicken
The Rice & Peas was so-so and the chicken tasted
It looks like Curry Chicken
But there’s no Curry in Jerk.
There’s no potatoes and gravy in Jerk.
All Jerk spices are black !
It didn’t taste of home at all
You should protest this
I can give them feedback
It is cultural misappropriation
of an iconic Jamaican dish.
Mom I have like
WORK to do
It’s OK dear.
You can come home and
I’ll make you real Jerk chicken
(*) or something like it … same as much as this Californian style Jerk.