Monday, November 23, 2015

Latest PC sin: Culturally appropriate food

The latest PC craze is "appropriating culture" one Canadian university won't allow Yoga since the American form leaves out the Hindu roots.

and heaven help you if you eat a taco etc.

 (PortugueseAmerican Immigrant and SciFi writer) Sarah Hoyt posted this link at Instapundit.

E ALL LIVE IN AN ONION WORLD: The Feminist Guide to Being a Foodie Without Being Culturally Appropriative. And if you don’t want to give hits to crazy people, the gist of the article is that if you enjoy the authentic cuisine of other traditions this means you’re “culturally appropriative” which is bad, because, you know, we’re all born with our cuisine engraved in our DNA, just like our language and our religion.  (Removes tongue from cheek before it pokes through.)  FORTUNATELY I’m an American.  Being culturally appropriative IS our culture.  We take other people’s food, clothing and entertainment traditions and we make it bigger, better and more amazing than the original culture could try.  And the feminist guide can put that in its pipe and smoke it!

Related headline from the LATIMES:

Why Shanghai's first American Chinese restaurant is taking off
Quick! Which of these menu items can be included in a typical Chinese meal?
  • Egg Foo Young?
  • Chicken Chow Mein?
  • Hot and Sour Soup?
  • None of the above.
Your answer will probably depend on where you live in the world. Those inside China would probably argue that none of those dishes resemble anything from a traditional Chinese menu.
But others might disagree.
For them, the idea of "western Chinese food" isn't an oxymoron, it's a genuine style of cuisine primarily developed by generations of Chinese immigrants to the United States.
well,I'm old enough to remember this song:

 Of course, this is Hollywood: Any good Asian would tell you that some of these actors playing Chinese immigrants are....Japanese.

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