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If you’re curious what the expression “casual racism” refers to, you need look no further than conversations about food. I’m thinking of things like when a white-owned restaurant gets referred to as the “elevated” version of the “ethnic” cuisine it’s riffing on, or even just why Americans will pay more for Italian food than Korean. (A foolish decision as well as a casually racist one, but I digress.) If you only trust restaurants that promise farm-to-table ingredients, and do so with copious images of a white man dressed like a Brooklyn hipster-farmer circa 2010, then yes, you might do well to examine some of your preferences.
When the American First Family dined at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence on Monday night, Israeli celebrity chef Segev Moshe made sure the menu would appeal to President Donald Trump’s all-American tastes.
It’s past my bedtime, but I’ve been glued to the TV tonight, watching the news unfold. Seriously, if you blink you miss something HUGE.
Soon after I sat down at a banquette in the back of Nur, the new kid on the block of East 20th Street that’s also home to Gramercy Tavern, chef Meir Adoni brought over a warm, golden, sesame-seed-studded oval bread paired with a dish of what appeared to be hummus.