Jamaican Food

Relationship: Child of im/migrant

This is a meal that can be found in Jamaica. It is curry goat with white rice and vegetables. Back when my parents were younger and hadn’t migrated to America as of yet, cooking meals was an important part of their daily routine. My parents constantly told me stories about how they would be in charge of cooking meals for the entire family. Back during the time when they grew up, house responsibilities were split equally between all of the children. There were usually many siblings, usually around 10 in total, so everyone had their own weight to pull in terms of helping to support the family regardless of age. With regards to the meals specifically, my father began cooking for the family at the young age of 5 years old. Compared to family life today, parents don’t usually have as many as 10 children, they are more likely to have 1 or 2. In terms of duties around the house, children are also required to do less. In today’s society in America, it would be seen as abnormal for a 5 year old to be cooking meals in the kitchen in addition to other chores. 

Place(s): Jamaica

– Kaitlin

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant