I recently had an article published in Paste Magazine, titled, “Rethinking the Meaning of Authentic Chinese Food.” This piece is something I’m particularly proud of, combining my love of food with my burgeoning sense of cultural heritage. There is so much ambiguity in what authenticity means in terms of ethnic food, and I try to break down prejudices and misconceptions while celebrating the huge variety of flavor and ingredients found in Chinese cuisine.
Food cultural appropriation is a hot topic these days. If you’re interested, I offer these recommended articles as food for thought:
- Modern Chinese Food Is Unconcerned With Authenticity (And Why That’s Great)
- Why Hunting Down Ethnic Food is a Loaded Proposition
- When Is It Okay to Profit From Cooking Other Cultures’ Food?