Cultural Appropriation

Cultural Appropriation

This Chef Wants to Reclaim Bone Broth

Mithalee Rawat sees her bone broth as a way of reclaiming the culture she’s watched be appropriated for decades.
Frances Watthanaya
10.23.18
hawaii

For Hawaiians, Defending 'Aloha' and 'Poke' Is About More than Just Food

Hawaii-based writer James Charisma explains why there's more to the Aloha Poke Co. drama than just semantics.
James Charisma
8.2.18
Culture

'Bad Appetite' Puts the Food World's Cultural Appropriation on the Chopping Block

Comedian Jenny Yang uses her nascent YouTube series to showcase underrepresented voices in food.
Tiffany Do
7.23.18
Cultural Appropriation

Wellness Blogger Abandons Plans for 'Modern Mexican Frutería' After Backlash

Following allegations of cultural appropriation, La Gracia will not be seeing the light of day.
Mayukh Sen
11.2.17
Curry

Why Curry Doesn’t Really Exist

"My parents taught me that cooking was about self-sufficiency, and not some sort of mystical connection to your roots."
Naben Ruthnum
9.1.17
poutine

Did Canada Steal Poutine from Quebec?

"Labelling it as a Canadian dish when it’s in fact a Québécois dish is cultural appropriation."
Nick Rose
6.2.17
Cultural Appropriation

Portland Chefs Discuss Cultural Appropriation Amid Burrito Cart Closure

Kooks Burritos closed last week after accusations of recipe thievery and cultural appropriation, and the aftershock is still rippling through Portland's restaurant scene.
Brad Japhe
5.28.17
Podcast

MUNCHIES: The Podcast: Is the Term 'Ethnic Food' Racist?

On the latest episode of ‘MUNCHIES: The Podcast’ we talk to Andrew Ti, host of “Yo, Is This Racist?” to discuss the issues that the culinary world faces when writing and reinterpreting food from other cultures.
Helen Hollyman
9.13.16