I may not be able to travel all around the world, but I can attempt to recreate some of the dishes at home, you know, to keep my mind off of the fact that I’m still at home. It’s better than nothing. As you probably have guessed already, culinary curiosity has recently led me to Caribbean and Jamaican food. My favorite thing to eat at any take-out shack or restaurant has always been Caribbean beef patties, so naturally, as I started craving the warm Jamaican sun on my skin (and hearing others talk about their plans to actually go to Jamaica), the first thing I decided to do was to make the spicy, flaky, savory hand pies. A Jamaican patty is a pastry that contains various fillings and spices baked inside a flaky shell, often tinted golden yellow with an egg yolk mixture or turmeric. It is made like a turnover but is more savoury. As their name suggests, Caribbean beef patties are commonly found in Jamaica, and are also eaten in other areas of the Caribbean, such as Costa Rica‘s Caribbean coast.