Tuesday, February 28, 2017

‘Jamaican stew’ lands Cambridge in the soup

One of the wealthiest Cambridge colleges is to rethink its menu after ethnic minority students complained about culinary offerings such as “Jamaican stew” and “Tunisian rice” on the grounds that the names are “cultural misrepresentations” as they do not exist in their supposed native countries.

The complaints were made by Pembroke students on a Facebook page about food in the college ­restaurant. “Dear Pembroke catering staff, stop mixing mango and beef and calling it ‘Jamaican stew’,” wrote one student. “I’m actually half Jamaican pls show me where in the Caribbean they mix fruit and meat.”

Another complained about “cauliflower, date and tofu tagine with Tunisian rice and coriander yoghurt”, saying “sorry but what is this we don’t eat these tings in Tunisia”.


I hear that a lot of favorite Chinese meals in Australia and the USA are unknown in China.  But China does not complain.


Anonymous said...

Self-centered students need to grow up.

Bird of Paradise said...

Anon 2:39 Your so right about these whining little twats they need to climb out of their safe space(Playpen)and quit their stupid whining

Anonymous said...

My bet is that those offended do not even have a clue of the breadth of the cuisine in their countries. If they had said "that is not common cuisine" then they would have been more believable. As John notes Chinese American and Mexican American cuisine do not existent in China and Mexico except as what has been repatriated by returning visitors to America.


stinky said...

What about "sex in a pan?" Is it still on the dessert menu?

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Many of these pathetic little pansies cant think without either a remote in their hands or consulting their collage professors