My dads Mother was pretty close to my mom and tought her how to cook Italian foods, most of time time she was feeding and cooking me Italian foods. She would however do some Jamican dishes from time to time like Curried Chicken, callaloo or Coconut rice....Did your mom make Jamaican foods growing up? Like, expose you to her culture? My wife is Guyanese and her family is very adherent to their cultural upbringing. She even talks with her traditional accent around them. If I suggest that she isn't black, she takes offense to it, though. Her grandma was darker than me, but married an Indian guy.