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…
Jamaican: Easter Bun
Buzzfeed: Saltfish and Ackee Fritters
I must say this looks so yummy
Jamaican: Saltfish Fritters
Buzzfeed: Jamaican Patty Pops
Patty what, …what type of pops?
Buzzfeed: Montego Bay Jerk Chicken
Montego Bay, why “Mo-bay” does this receipe has a special ingredient from there? These are wings though…
Jamaican jerk Chicken
Buzzfeed: Escovitch Fish
Jamaican: Escovitch Fish
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.
Jamaican: Curried Goat
Final not, a recipe can have the creative touch of the chef so the look and taste will vary.