To master the dough for her patties, Jones turned to her mother, whose nickname is Peaches. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, her mother moved to the States to marry Jones’ father, then a resident of New Orleans. “They were pen pals,” says Jones. “It was like an old-school eHarmony thing.” The couple married and settled in San Francisco, where Jones, one of eight children, was born and raised. Their Thanksgivings growing up were a mix of heritages: turkey and stuffing piled next to gumbo, Jamaican jerk chicken, and beef patties.