Posts Tagged: Food Results 16
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.
For a good few years, I felt guilty whenever I bought an out of season vegetable. I’d look on packages of dumpling wrappers to see which ones didn’t have preservatives. And I find myself… not really doing any of this anymore.
When is a restaurant review not a restaurant review?
This is the third post in a series by Johnna Kaplan exploring aspects of Jewish life outside of her own experience.