A patty by any other name isn't a patty
In 1985, the Canadian government wanted to ban 'patties' to describe Jamaican patties because they thought calling hamburger patties and Jamaican patties the same thing would be too confusing.
What's in a name? Apparently, a whole lotta beef
In every part of the world a patty is just a patty, but in Toronto they are often called a "Jamaican Patty" and the why is connected to one of the weirdest stories ever.
In this crash course, we talk to Patty Vs. Patty director Chris Strikes to learn that in the early 80s inspectors from the Canadian department of Consumer and Corporate Affairs tried to fine store owners for selling patties under the name patty. A battle ensued and guess who won?
With guest Chris Strikes.
- Patty Vs Patty CBC Short Docs
- I grew up on beef patties. I was shocked to find out that the Canadian government tried to rename them in 1985 by Chris Strikes, CBC
- A humble declaration of Jamaican Patty Day By Royson James Toronto Star
- A Welcome to Blackhurst Moment: The Jamaican Beef Patty and Social Justice BCC - The People's Residence, Youtube
- Kensington Market The Canadian Encyclopedia