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This is how Buzzfeed got Jamaican food weirdly wrong

Jamaican’s on twitter went off on a Buzzfeed article “27 Essential Jamaican Recipes You Need In Your Life“. This article had what were to Jamaican’s miss representation of meals. What was missed by some were the the fact that the title said “recipes“. I must admit as a Caribbean national a few of the recipe images looked nothing like what I know to be a Jamaican meals.

Others were down right weird and from reading Tweets and comments on the article most Jamaicans have never seen their beloved meals looking like the photos in the article along with the names. The common response was “WTH”

In this post we will add images that closer represents the Jamaican meals in Buzzfeed’s article.

Buzzfeed: Sweet Potato Bun

Most Jamaicans have never heard of this…

The Lovely Pantry / Via lovelypantry.com

The Lovely Pantry / Via lovelypantry.com

Jamaican: Easter Bun

https://lifeinterestingtg.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/jamaican-easter-bun/

https://lifeinterestingtg.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/jamaican-easter-bun/

Buzzfeed: Saltfish and Ackee Fritters

I must say this looks so yummy :)

Jehan can cook / Via pineapple.life

Jehan can cook / Via pineapple.life

Jamaican: Saltfish Fritters

Chef and Steward®

Chef and Steward®

Buzzfeed: Jamaican Patty Pops

Patty what, …what type of pops?

Carole Nelson Browne / Via theyumyumfactor.blogspot.ca

Carole Nelson Browne / Via theyumyumfactor.blogspot.ca

Jamaican: Patty

Jamaica patty

Buzzfeed: Montego Bay Jerk Chicken

Montego Bay, why “Mo-bay” does this receipe has a special ingredient from there? These are wings though…

Kate Lesueur / Jennifer Rose Smith / Via camillestyles.com

Kate Lesueur / Jennifer Rose Smith / Via camillestyles.com

Jamaican jerk Chicken

Jerk Chicken

http://www.saveur.com

Buzzfeed: Escovitch Fish

ReCaFo / Via recafo.wordpress.com

ReCaFo / Via recafo.wordpress.com

Jamaican: Escovitch Fish

Jamaican-Escovitch-Fish

http://www.worldrecipesjamaica.com

Buzzfeed: Curried Goat

Is this really curry or even goat? We know they are many different types of curry but this is not the look of the popular curry used in Jamaica.

mmaculate Bites / Via africanbites.com

mmaculate Bites / Via africanbites.com

Jamaican: Curried Goat

Jamaican Curry Goat

http://www.instructables.com/id/Curried-Goat/

Final not, a recipe can have the creative touch of the chef so the look and taste will vary.

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