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Dit is tyd om u smaakknoppies 'n bietjie uit te brei

Chinese restaurante het diep wortels gelê in die weefsel van die Amerikaanse kultuur - in werklikheid is daar meer Chinese restaurante versprei oor Amerika as alle ander soorte kitskos ketting gekombineer! Die ryk geskiedenis van Chinese kos in Amerika het gelei tot die skepping van 'n heel ander kombuis aan hierdie kant van die Stille Oseaan, en die verskil tussen die tradisionele Chinese geregte en sommige spesialiteite wat nou deur Amerika beïnvloed word, is soos dag en nag.

Jy sal nie vind nie sesam hoender in China, die gehawende hoender bedek met soetsous en in sesamsaad gegooi. In plaas daarvan vind u 'n ander gereg met soortgelyke smaakprofiele la zi ji. La zi ji is 'n outentieke Sichuan -gereg met hoenderborsies met peperkorrels, geroosterde sesamolie en chili.

Bees lo mein en beesvleis met broccoli, wat u nie op die tradisionele Chinese spyskaart sal vind nie. Beesvleis word oor die hele land in baie klein hoeveelhede geëet, en broccoli (ten minste die Westerse soort) word gewoonlik nie in Asië aangetref nie. En die roomkaas -kluitjies wat u by u plaaslike middagbuffet verslind, is om 'n baie praktiese rede moeiliker om in Shenzhen te vind: Baie Oos -Asiatiese mense is laktose -onverdraagsaam. (Die enigste ware kaas wat tradisioneel in Asië voorkom, is jak kaas, en selfs dit is skaars.)

Amerikaners is geneig om baie meer soet geure te kies, met die klem op beesvleis, terwyl die Asiatiese kultuur meer is

groente gefokus, met geregte wat ontwikkel is uit produkte wat hulle byderhand het of - soos in die geval van gebraaide rys - om ou bestanddele op te gebruik. Nou As u gebraaide rys in 'n restaurant bestel, kry u die keuse van proteïene, terwyl die gereg tradisioneel gemaak is om die oorblyfsels in te sluit.

So die volgende keer kry u lus vir sesam hoender, of die heerlike klein fortuinkoekies, miskien daag u u palet 'n bietjie uit deur die kelner te vra vir iets meer outentiek. Kon nie seermaak nie!


As u 'n soort kos is, weet u dat Gordon Ramsay 'n Britse sjef, restaurateur en TV-persoonlikheid is wat in die Verenigde Koninkryk gebaseer is. Selfs as u nie 'n eetlust is nie, het u waarskynlik 'n paar van sy gewilde TV-reekse gekyk, soos 'Hell's Kitchen', 'Hotel Hell' en 'MasterChef', of een van sy restaurante met 'n Michelin-ster besoek.

Ek het eenkeer 'n besoek gebring aan sy burgerplek in Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Normaalweg is ek nie 'n groot fan van hamburgers nie, maar die een wat ek by sy restaurant gehad het, was heerlik.

Op 1 Februarie 2019, 'n paar dae voor die Chinese maanjaar, het Gordon via 'n tweet aangekondig dat hy hierdie somer 'n egte Asiatiese restaurant, Lucky Cat, op die Governor's Square in Londen gaan open. Volgens sy webwerf is die naam van hierdie nuwe restaurant geïnspireer deur "Asiatiese kultuur waar die 'gelukkige kat' 'n talisman is wat vermoedelik geluk en geluk lok."

Die nuwe restaurant sal 'moderne' interieurontwerp hê en 'die bestemming word vir uitstekende, outentieke Asiatiese kookkuns en kultuur in die hartjie van Mayfair, met 'n gedagte van respek en passie in elke gereg. ” Die hoofsjef vir hierdie nuwe restaurant is Ben Orpwood, wat 'uitgebreide ervaring op die gebied van die Asiatiese kombuis' het en die uitvoerende sjef van 'n ander Ramsay -restaurant, Maze, was.

Ramsay het gesê dat hy nie kan wag om "die deure by Lucky Cat oop te maak en 'n nuwe smaak van Asiatiese kos en kultuur na Mayfair te bring nie." Maar self aangewese kulturele polisiemanne kon nie wag om Ramsay se voete aan die brand te steek nie. Hoe durf 'n wit ou 'n 'outentieke' Asiatiese restaurant oopmaak sonder 'n Asiatiese sjef? Sien byvoorbeeld tweets hier, hier, hier en hier.

Hierdie SJW's suig regtig al die plesier uit die lewe. Op grond van hul oningeligte logika, moet elke persoon bly by die etniese identiteit en kultuur waarin hulle lewenslank gebore is. Egtheid vir hulle beteken dat elke ras en etnisiteit sy eie kultuur besit.

Slegs 'n Chinese persoon kan outentieke Chinese kos kook, net 'n Italianer moet pizza of pasta maak, net Franse mense kan pannekoeke maak, en slegs Mexikane kan burrito's maak. Almal wat dit waag om buite sy of haar identiteitskas te waag en diverse kulturele elemente in sy of haar lewe te inkorporeer, is 'n 'kultuur -toe -eienaar' en 'rassidentiteitsdief'.

Raai wat: niemand, nie eens vegters van sosiale geregtigheid nie, leef binne die grense van die kultuur waarin hy of sy gebore is, want dit is onmoontlik. As dit net 'n misdaad is om iets uit 'n ander kultuur aan te neem, is ons almal sondaars. U het waarskynlik vanoggend 'n Griekse jogurt vir ontbyt geëet, 'n latte (Italiaans) opgetel, en u en u kollegas het besluit om burrito's (Spaans) te kry vir middagete. ) klas na werk, en u het Chinese afhaalmaaltyd vir aandete gaan haal.

Dit is onvermydelik en natuurlik om iets uit 'n ander kultuur aan te neem, en ander kulturele elemente in u lewe op te neem. Dit is wat ons lewens verryk. Geen kultuur kan in 'n vakuum oorleef nie. Kulturele 'oorspronklikheid' bestaan ​​nie. Elke kultuur pas toe. Alle kulture wat ons vandag as uniek beskou, is die gevolg van geslagte van kruisbestuiwing met ander kulture. Wat hierdie SJW's as uniek en oorspronklik beskou, is dikwels iets wat lank gelede 'geleen' is uit 'n ander kultuur. Hulle is net te onkundig om dit te besef.

Hier is 'n voorbeeld. In 2015 het 'n paar Viëtnamese studente aan die Oberlin College gekla dat die skool se eetsaal 'n tradisionele Viëtnamese toebroodjie van Banh Mi bied, 'n 'oneerbiedige' daad, 'n 'kulturele toe -eiening', want "in plaas van 'n knapperige stokbrood met gebraaide varkvleis, paté , ingelegde groente en vars kruie, die toebroodjie gebruik ciabatta -brood, varkvleis en koolslaai. ”

David Frum, 'n skrywer van The Atlantic, wys met hulp daarop dat 'die verwysings na' baguette 'en' paté 'in 'n voedselproduk van 'n voormalige Franse kolonie die woedende Oberlin -student kan laat verval dat die banh mi nie so tradisioneel is nie 'n Viëtnamese kos soos sy haar voorgestel het. Wanneer hierdie eksotiese remake van 'n klassieke pate en baguette die eerste keer in die strate van Hanoi verkoop is, noem die verkopers dit ‘banh tay ’: letterlik ‘ Wes-styl brood. ’ ”

Dit blyk dus dat dit die Vietnamees is wat die Franse koskultuur al lank toeëien het. Moet die Franse studente hul kultuur terug eis?

Baie Asiatiese studente in Oberlin het geen probleme met hul eetsaal wat uit hul pad gaan om uiteenlopende voedselkeuses aan te bied en studente te help om nader aan die huis te voel nie. In my vroeë dae as 'n Amerikaanse immigrant was enige Chinese kos, selfs verwesterde Chinese kos, goed genoeg om my heimwee te genees.

As u van verwesterde Chinese kos praat, alhoewel dit waar is dat u nie Sesam -hoender en fortuinkoekies sal vind as u na China reis nie, kan u verseker wees dat wit Amerikaners nie die Chinese kultuur gepas het deur Sesam -hoender en fortuinkoekies uit te vind nie. Vroeë Chinese immigrante het hierdie verwesterde Chinese kosse gemaak.

Chinese immigrante het destyds beperkte werkgeleenthede gehad. Daarom het hulle gekies om Chinese kos aan te pas by die plaaslike smaak om 'n bestaan ​​te maak. Die verwesterde Chinese voedsel wat ons vandag het, is nie produkte wat deur 'n soort koloniale mag of 'n daad van disrespek opgelê word nie, maar 'n weerspieëling van die vindingrykheid en kreatiwiteit van vroeë Chinese immigrante.

Nadat 'n paar Asiatiese studente by Oberlin gekla het, het die bestuur van eetdienste om verskoning gevra vir hul 'kultureel ongevoelige' manier om etniese kos voor te berei en belowe om hard te werk om 'kulture -sensitiewe spyskaarte aan te bied wat 'n beroep op die Oberlin -gemeenskap sal vind'. Miskien moet die kollege ophou om te probeer, sodat almal kan terugkeer na hul normale mengsel van subparte kafeteria -kos met beperkte keuses. Laat ons almal saam ellendig wees.

Vir hierdie self-aangewese kultuurbeamptes is kulturele toeëiening sleg, want dit verteenwoordig 'n 'spesifieke magdinamika waarin lede van 'n dominante kultuur elemente uit 'n kultuur van mense neem wat stelselmatig deur die dominante groep onderdruk is'. Maar die manier waarop hierdie self-aangewese kultuurbeamptes almal onderdanig beledig, toon slegs aan dat hulle magshonger is. Hulle wil selfopgelegde kulturele isolasie en segregasie skep. Hulle wil die mag hê om ander se vryheid om te besluit hoe ons gaan leef, te beperk.

Ongelukkig is dit gewoonlik die mees aktiewe gebruikers op sosiale media, wat hulle 'n megafoon gegee het wat hulle nie verdien nie en dikwels misbruik. Maar laat ons nie ons selfbeskikkingsvermoë aan hulle oorhandig nie. Hulle verteenwoordig of praat nie namens die gemeenskappe wat hulle beweer hulle verteenwoordig nie. Moenie toelaat dat hulle iemand van ons onderdanig maak nie.

Ramsay moet Lucky Cat betyds en soos beplan oopmaak. Ek hoop dat hy 'n groot openingspartytjie daarvoor sal hou, en ek sien uit daarna om dit eendag te besoek. Ek sal juig oor sy kreatiwiteit, innovasie en baie toekomstige suksesse om dieselfde rede, en ek sal vir alle Asiatiese sjefs van beroemdhede soos Cathlyn Choi of Roy Yamaguchi juig as hulle 'n Italiaanse of Franse of 'n ander restaurant wil oopmaak.

Om een ​​van my gunsteling reëls uit die toespraak van president Trump van State of Union hierdie jaar aan te haal: "Ons word vry gebore en ons sal vry bly." Elkeen van ons besluit self wat ons moet eet, wat ons moet aantrek, hoe ons moet leef en watter kulturele elemente ons moet aanneem en waardeer. Dit is niemand anders se saak nie.


As u 'n soort kos is, weet u dat Gordon Ramsay 'n Britse sjef, restaurateur en TV-persoonlikheid is wat in die Verenigde Koninkryk gebaseer is. Selfs as u nie 'n eetlust is nie, het u waarskynlik 'n paar van sy gewilde TV-reekse gekyk, soos 'Hell's Kitchen', 'Hotel Hell' en 'MasterChef', of een van sy restaurante met 'n Michelin-ster besoek.

Ek het eenkeer 'n besoek gebring aan sy burgerplek in Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Normaalweg is ek nie 'n groot fan van hamburgers nie, maar die een wat ek by sy restaurant gehad het, was heerlik.

Op 1 Februarie 2019, 'n paar dae voor die Chinese maan -nuwejaar, het Gordon via 'n tweet aangekondig dat hy hierdie somer 'n outentieke Asiatiese restaurant, Lucky Cat, op die Governor's Square in Londen gaan open. Volgens sy webwerf is die naam van hierdie nuwe restaurant geïnspireer deur "Asiatiese kultuur waar die 'gelukkige kat' 'n talisman is wat vermoedelik geluk en geluk lok."

Die nuwe restaurant sal 'moderne' interieurontwerp hê en 'die bestemming word vir uitstekende, outentieke Asiatiese kombuis en kultuur in die hartjie van Mayfair, met 'n gedagte van respek en passie in elke gereg. ” Die hoofsjef vir hierdie nuwe restaurant is Ben Orpwood, wat 'uitgebreide ervaring op die gebied van die Asiatiese kombuis' het en die uitvoerende sjef van 'n ander Ramsay -restaurant, Maze, was.

Ramsay het gesê dat hy nie kan wag om "die deure by Lucky Cat oop te maak en 'n nuwe smaak van Asiatiese kos en kultuur na Mayfair te bring nie." Maar self aangewese kulturele polisiemanne kon nie wag om Ramsay se voete aan die brand te steek nie. Hoe durf 'n wit ou 'n 'outentieke' Asiatiese restaurant oopmaak sonder 'n Asiatiese sjef? Sien byvoorbeeld tweets hier, hier, hier en hier.

Hierdie SJW's suig regtig al die plesier uit die lewe. Op grond van hul oningeligte logika, moet elke persoon bly by die etniese identiteit en kultuur waarin hulle lewenslank gebore is. Egtheid vir hulle beteken dat elke ras en etnisiteit sy eie kultuur besit.

Net 'n Chinese persoon kan dus egte Chinese kos kook, net 'n Italianer moet pizza of pasta maak, net Franse mense kan pannekoeke maak, en slegs Mexikane kan burrito's maak. Almal wat dit waag om buite sy of haar identiteitskas te waag en diverse kulturele elemente in sy of haar lewe te inkorporeer, is 'n 'kultuur -toe -eienaar' en 'rassidentiteitsdief'.

Raai wat: niemand, nie eens vegters van sosiale geregtigheid nie, leef binne die grense van die kultuur waarin hy of sy gebore is, want dit is onmoontlik. As dit net 'n misdaad is om iets uit 'n ander kultuur aan te neem, is ons almal sondaars. U het waarskynlik vanoggend 'n Griekse jogurt vir ontbyt geëet, 'n latte (Italiaans) opgetel, en u en u kollegas het besluit om burrito's (Spaans) te kry vir middagete. ) klas na werk, en u het 'n Chinese afhaalmaaltyd vir aandete gaan haal.

Dit is onvermydelik en natuurlik om iets uit 'n ander kultuur aan te neem, en ander kulturele elemente in u lewe op te neem. Dit is wat ons lewens verryk. Geen kultuur kan in 'n vakuum oorleef nie. Kulturele 'oorspronklikheid' bestaan ​​nie. Elke kultuur pas toe. Alle kulture wat ons vandag as uniek beskou, is die gevolg van geslagte van kruisbestuiwing met ander kulture. Wat hierdie SJW's as uniek en oorspronklik beskou, is dikwels iets wat lank gelede 'geleen' is uit 'n ander kultuur. Hulle is net te onkundig om dit te besef.

Hier is 'n voorbeeld. In 2015 het 'n paar Viëtnamese studente aan die Oberlin College gekla dat die skool se eetsaal 'n tradisionele Viëtnamese toebroodjie van Banh Mi bied, 'n 'oneerbiedige' daad, 'n 'kulturele toe -eiening', want "in plaas van 'n knapperige stokbrood met gebraaide varkvleis, paté , ingelegde groente en vars kruie, die toebroodjie gebruik ciabatta -brood, varkvleis en koolslaai. ”

David Frum, 'n skrywer van The Atlantic, wys met hulp daarop dat 'die verwysings na' baguette 'en' paté 'in 'n voedselproduk van 'n voormalige Franse kolonie die woedende Oberlin -student kan laat verval dat die banh mi nie so tradisioneel is nie 'n Viëtnamese kos soos sy haar voorgestel het. Wanneer hierdie eksotiese remake van 'n klassieke pate en baguette die eerste keer in die strate van Hanoi verkoop is, noem die verkopers dit ‘banh tay ’: letterlik ‘ Wes-styl brood. ’ ”

Dit blyk dus dat dit die Vietnamees is wat die Franse koskultuur al lank toeëien het. Moet die Franse studente hul kultuur terug eis?

Baie Asiatiese studente in Oberlin het geen probleme met hul eetsaal wat uit hul pad gaan om uiteenlopende voedselkeuses aan te bied en studente te help om nader aan die huis te voel nie. In my vroeë dae as 'n Amerikaanse immigrant was enige Chinese kos, selfs verwesterde Chinese kos, goed genoeg om my heimwee te genees.

As u van verwesterde Chinese kos praat, alhoewel dit waar is dat u nie Sesam -hoender en fortuinkoekies sal vind as u na China reis nie, kan u verseker wees dat wit Amerikaners nie die Chinese kultuur gepas het deur Sesam -hoender en fortuinkoekies uit te vind nie. Vroeë Chinese immigrante het hierdie verwesterde Chinese kosse gemaak.

Chinese immigrante het destyds beperkte werkgeleenthede gehad. Daarom het hulle gekies om Chinese kos aan te pas by die plaaslike smaak om 'n bestaan ​​te maak. Die verwesterde Chinese voedsel wat ons vandag het, is nie produkte wat deur 'n soort koloniale mag of 'n daad van disrespek opgelê word nie, maar 'n weerspieëling van die vindingrykheid en kreatiwiteit van vroeë Chinese immigrante.

Nadat 'n paar Asiatiese studente by Oberlin gekla het, het die bestuur van eetdienste om verskoning gevra vir hul 'kultureel ongevoelige' manier om etniese kos voor te berei en belowe om hard te werk om 'kulture -sensitiewe spyskaarte aan te bied wat 'n beroep op die Oberlin -gemeenskap sal vind'. Miskien moet die kollege ophou om te probeer, sodat almal kan terugkeer na hul normale mengsel van subparte kafeteria -kos met beperkte keuses. Laat ons almal saam ellendig wees.

Vir hierdie self-aangewese kultuurbeamptes is kulturele toeëiening sleg, omdat dit 'n 'spesifieke magdinamika' verteenwoordig waarin lede van 'n dominante kultuur elemente uit 'n kultuur van mense neem wat stelselmatig deur die dominante groep onderdruk is. Maar die manier waarop hierdie self-aangewese kultuurbeamptes almal onderdanig onderdruk, toon slegs aan dat hulle magshonger is. Hulle wil selfopgelegde kulturele isolasie en segregasie skep. Hulle wil die mag hê om ander se vryheid om te besluit hoe ons gaan leef, te beperk.

Ongelukkig is dit gewoonlik die mees aktiewe gebruikers op sosiale media, wat hulle 'n megafoon gegee het wat hulle nie verdien nie en dikwels misbruik. Maar laat ons nie ons selfbeskikkingsvermoë aan hulle oorhandig nie. Hulle verteenwoordig of praat nie namens die gemeenskappe wat hulle beweer hulle verteenwoordig nie. Moenie toelaat dat hulle iemand van ons onderdanig maak nie.

Ramsay moet Lucky Cat betyds en soos beplan oopmaak. Ek hoop dat hy 'n groot openingspartytjie daarvoor sal hou, en ek sien uit daarna om dit eendag te besoek. Ek sal juig oor sy kreatiwiteit, innovasie en baie toekomstige suksesse om dieselfde rede, en ek sal vir alle Asiatiese sjefs van beroemdhede soos Cathlyn Choi of Roy Yamaguchi juig as hulle 'n Italiaanse of Franse of 'n ander restaurant wil oopmaak.

Om een ​​van my gunsteling reëls uit die toespraak van president Trump van State of Union hierdie jaar aan te haal: "Ons word vry gebore en ons sal vry bly." Elkeen van ons besluit self wat ons moet eet, wat ons moet aantrek, hoe ons moet leef en watter kulturele elemente ons moet aanneem en waardeer. Dit is niemand anders se saak nie.


As u 'n soort kos is, weet u dat Gordon Ramsay 'n Britse sjef, restaurateur en TV-persoonlikheid is wat in die Verenigde Koninkryk gebaseer is. Selfs as u nie 'n eetlust is nie, het u waarskynlik 'n paar van sy gewilde TV-reekse gekyk, soos 'Hell's Kitchen', 'Hotel Hell' en 'MasterChef', of het u een van sy restaurante met 'n Michelin-ster besoek.

Ek het eenkeer 'n besoek gebring aan sy burgerplek in Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Normaalweg is ek nie 'n groot fan van hamburgers nie, maar die een wat ek by sy restaurant gehad het, was heerlik.

Op 1 Februarie 2019, 'n paar dae voor die Chinese maanjaar, het Gordon via 'n tweet aangekondig dat hy hierdie somer 'n egte Asiatiese restaurant, Lucky Cat, op die Governor's Square in Londen gaan open. Volgens sy webwerf is die naam van hierdie nuwe restaurant geïnspireer deur "Asiatiese kultuur waar die 'gelukkige kat' 'n talisman is wat vermoedelik geluk en geluk lok."

Die nuwe restaurant sal 'moderne' interieurontwerp hê en 'die bestemming word vir uitstekende, outentieke Asiatiese kombuis en kultuur in die hartjie van Mayfair, met 'n gedagte van respek en passie in elke gereg. ” Die hoofsjef vir hierdie nuwe restaurant is Ben Orpwood, wat 'uitgebreide ervaring op die gebied van die Asiatiese kombuis' het en die uitvoerende sjef van 'n ander Ramsay -restaurant, Maze, was.

Ramsay het gesê dat hy nie kan wag om "die deure by Lucky Cat oop te maak en 'n nuwe smaak van Asiatiese kos en kultuur na Mayfair te bring nie." Maar self aangewese kulturele polisiemanne kon nie wag om Ramsay se voete aan die brand te steek nie. Hoe durf 'n wit ou 'n 'outentieke' Asiatiese restaurant oopmaak sonder 'n Asiatiese sjef? Sien byvoorbeeld tweets hier, hier, hier en hier.

Hierdie SJW's suig regtig al die plesier uit die lewe. Op grond van hul oningeligte logika, moet elke persoon bly by die etniese identiteit en kultuur waarin hulle lewenslank gebore is. Egtheid vir hulle beteken dat elke ras en etnisiteit sy eie kultuur besit.

Net 'n Chinese persoon kan dus egte Chinese kos kook, net 'n Italianer moet pizza of pasta maak, net Franse mense kan pannekoeke maak, en slegs Mexikane kan burrito's maak. Almal wat dit waag om buite sy of haar identiteitskas te waag en diverse kulturele elemente in sy of haar lewe te inkorporeer, is 'n 'kultuur -toe -eienaar' en 'rassidentiteitsdief'.

Raai wat: niemand, nie eens vegters van sosiale geregtigheid nie, leef binne die grense van die kultuur waarin hy of sy gebore is, want dit is onmoontlik. As dit net 'n misdaad is om iets uit 'n ander kultuur aan te neem, is ons almal sondaars. U het waarskynlik vanoggend 'n Griekse jogurt vir ontbyt geëet, 'n latte (Italiaans) opgetel, en u en u kollegas het besluit om burrito's (Spaans) te kry vir middagete. ) klas na werk, en u het 'n Chinese afhaalmaaltyd vir aandete gaan haal.

Dit is onvermydelik en natuurlik om iets uit 'n ander kultuur aan te neem, ander kulturele elemente in u lewe op te neem. Dit is wat ons lewens verryk. Geen kultuur kan in 'n vakuum oorleef nie. Kulturele 'oorspronklikheid' bestaan ​​nie. Elke kultuur pas toe. Alle kulture wat ons vandag as uniek beskou, is die gevolg van geslagte van kruisbestuiwing met ander kulture. Wat hierdie SJW's as uniek en oorspronklik beskou, is dikwels iets wat lank gelede 'geleen' is uit 'n ander kultuur. Hulle is net te onkundig om dit te besef.

Hier is 'n voorbeeld. In 2015 het 'n paar Viëtnamese studente aan die Oberlin College gekla dat die skool se eetsaal 'n tradisionele Viëtnamese toebroodjie van Banh Mi bied, 'n 'oneerbiedige' daad, 'n 'kulturele toe -eiening', want "in plaas van 'n knapperige stokbrood met gebraaide varkvleis, paté , ingelegde groente en vars kruie, die toebroodjie gebruik ciabatta -brood, varkvleis en koolslaai. ”

David Frum, 'n skrywer van The Atlantic, wys met hulp daarop dat 'die verwysings na' baguette 'en' paté 'in 'n voedselproduk van 'n voormalige Franse kolonie die woedende Oberlin -student kan laat verval dat die banh mi nie so tradisioneel is nie 'n Viëtnamese kos soos sy haar voorgestel het. Wanneer hierdie eksotiese remake van 'n klassieke pate en baguette die eerste keer in die strate van Hanoi verkoop is, noem die verkopers dit ‘banh tay ’: letterlik ‘ Wes-styl brood. ’ ”

Dit blyk dus dat dit die Vietnamees is wat die Franse koskultuur al lank toeëien het. Moet die Franse studente hul kultuur terug eis?

Baie Asiatiese studente in Oberlin het geen probleme met hul eetsaal wat uit hul pad gaan om uiteenlopende voedselkeuses aan te bied en studente te help om nader aan die huis te voel nie. In my vroeë dae as 'n Amerikaanse immigrant was enige Chinese kos, selfs verwesterde Chinese kos, goed genoeg om my heimwee te genees.

As u van verwesterde Chinese kos praat, alhoewel dit waar is dat u nie Sesam -hoender en fortuinkoekies sal vind as u na China reis nie, kan u verseker wees dat wit Amerikaners nie die Chinese kultuur gepas het deur Sesam -hoender en fortuinkoekies uit te vind nie. Vroeë Chinese immigrante het hierdie verwesterde Chinese kosse gemaak.

Chinese immigrante het destyds beperkte werkgeleenthede gehad. Daarom het hulle gekies om Chinese kos aan te pas by die plaaslike smaak om 'n bestaan ​​te maak. Die verwesterde Chinese voedsel wat ons vandag het, is nie produkte wat deur 'n soort koloniale mag of 'n daad van disrespek opgelê word nie, maar 'n weerspieëling van die vindingrykheid en kreatiwiteit van vroeë Chinese immigrante.

Nadat 'n paar Asiatiese studente by Oberlin gekla het, het die bestuur van eetdienste om verskoning gevra vir hul 'kultureel ongevoelige' manier om etniese kos voor te berei en belowe om hard te werk om 'kulture -sensitiewe spyskaarte aan te bied wat 'n beroep op die Oberlin -gemeenskap sal vind'. Miskien moet die kollege ophou om te probeer, sodat almal kan terugkeer na hul normale mengsel van subparte kafeteria -kos met beperkte keuses. Laat ons almal saam ellendig wees.

Vir hierdie self-aangewese kultuurbeamptes is kulturele toeëiening sleg, want dit verteenwoordig 'n 'spesifieke magdinamika waarin lede van 'n dominante kultuur elemente uit 'n kultuur van mense neem wat stelselmatig deur die dominante groep onderdruk is'. Maar die manier waarop hierdie self-aangewese kultuurbeamptes almal onderdanig beledig, toon slegs aan dat hulle magshonger is. Hulle wil selfopgelegde kulturele isolasie en segregasie skep. Hulle wil die mag hê om ander se vryheid om te besluit hoe ons gaan leef, te beperk.

Ongelukkig is dit gewoonlik die mees aktiewe gebruikers op sosiale media, wat hulle 'n megafoon gegee het wat hulle nie verdien nie en dikwels misbruik. Maar laat ons nie ons selfbeskikkingsvermoë aan hulle oorhandig nie. Hulle verteenwoordig of praat nie namens die gemeenskappe wat hulle beweer hulle verteenwoordig nie. Moenie toelaat dat hulle iemand van ons onderdanig maak nie.

Ramsay moet Lucky Cat betyds en soos beplan oopmaak. Ek hoop dat hy 'n groot openingspartytjie daarvoor sal hou, en ek sien uit daarna om dit eendag te besoek. Ek sal juig oor sy kreatiwiteit, innovasie en baie toekomstige suksesse om dieselfde rede, en ek sal vir alle Asiatiese sjefs van beroemdhede soos Cathlyn Choi of Roy Yamaguchi juig as hulle 'n Italiaanse of Franse of 'n ander restaurant wil oopmaak.

Om een ​​van my gunsteling reëls uit die toespraak van president Trump van State of Union hierdie jaar aan te haal: "Ons word vry gebore en ons sal vry bly." Elkeen van ons besluit self wat ons moet eet, wat ons moet aantrek, hoe ons moet leef en watter kulturele elemente ons moet aanneem en waardeer. Dit is niemand anders se saak nie.


As u 'n soort kos is, weet u dat Gordon Ramsay 'n Britse sjef, restaurateur en TV-persoonlikheid is wat in die Verenigde Koninkryk gebaseer is. Selfs as u nie 'n eetlust is nie, het u waarskynlik 'n paar van sy gewilde TV-reekse gekyk, soos 'Hell's Kitchen', 'Hotel Hell' en 'MasterChef', of het u een van sy restaurante met 'n Michelin-ster besoek.

Ek het eenkeer 'n besoek gebring aan sy burgerplek in Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Normaalweg is ek nie 'n groot fan van hamburgers nie, maar die een wat ek by sy restaurant gehad het, was heerlik.

Op 1 Februarie 2019, 'n paar dae voor die Chinese maanjaar, het Gordon via 'n tweet aangekondig dat hy hierdie somer 'n egte Asiatiese restaurant, Lucky Cat, op die Governor's Square in Londen gaan open. Volgens sy webwerf is die naam van hierdie nuwe restaurant geïnspireer deur "Asiatiese kultuur waar die 'gelukkige kat' 'n talisman is wat vermoedelik geluk en geluk lok."

Die nuwe restaurant sal 'moderne' interieurontwerp hê en 'die bestemming word vir uitstekende, outentieke Asiatiese kombuis en kultuur in die hartjie van Mayfair, met 'n gedagte van respek en passie in elke gereg. ” Die hoofsjef vir hierdie nuwe restaurant is Ben Orpwood, wat 'uitgebreide ervaring op die gebied van die Asiatiese kombuis' het en die uitvoerende sjef van 'n ander Ramsay -restaurant, Maze, was.

Ramsay het gesê dat hy nie kan wag om "die deure by Lucky Cat oop te maak en 'n nuwe smaak van Asiatiese kos en kultuur na Mayfair te bring nie." Maar self aangewese kulturele polisiemanne kon nie wag om Ramsay se voete aan die brand te steek nie. Hoe durf 'n wit ou 'n 'outentieke' Asiatiese restaurant oopmaak sonder 'n Asiatiese sjef? Sien byvoorbeeld tweets hier, hier, hier en hier.

Hierdie SJW's suig regtig al die plesier uit die lewe. Op grond van hul oningeligte logika, moet elke persoon bly by die etniese identiteit en kultuur waarin hulle lewenslank gebore is. Egtheid vir hulle beteken dat elke ras en etnisiteit sy eie kultuur besit.

Slegs 'n Chinese persoon kan outentieke Chinese kos kook, net 'n Italianer moet pizza of pasta maak, net Franse mense kan pannekoeke maak, en slegs Mexikane kan burrito's maak. Almal wat dit waag om buite sy of haar identiteitskas te waag en diverse kulturele elemente in sy of haar lewe te inkorporeer, is 'n 'kultuur -toe -eienaar' en 'rassidentiteitsdief'.

Raai wat: niemand, nie eens vegters van sosiale geregtigheid nie, leef binne die grense van die kultuur waarin hy of sy gebore is, want dit is onmoontlik. As dit net 'n misdaad is om iets uit 'n ander kultuur aan te neem, is ons almal sondaars. U het waarskynlik vanoggend 'n Griekse jogurt vir ontbyt geëet, 'n latte (Italiaans) opgetel, en u en u kollegas het besluit om burrito's (Spaans) te kry vir middagete. ) klas na werk, en u het Chinese afhaalmaaltyd vir aandete gaan haal.

Dit is onvermydelik en natuurlik om iets uit 'n ander kultuur aan te neem, ander kulturele elemente in u lewe op te neem. Dit is wat ons lewens verryk. Geen kultuur kan in 'n vakuum oorleef nie. Kulturele 'oorspronklikheid' bestaan ​​nie. Elke kultuur pas toe. Alle kulture wat ons vandag as uniek beskou, is die gevolg van geslagte van kruisbestuiwing met ander kulture. Wat hierdie SJW's as uniek en oorspronklik beskou, is dikwels iets wat lank gelede 'geleen' is uit 'n ander kultuur. Hulle is net te onkundig om dit te besef.

Hier is 'n voorbeeld. In 2015 het 'n paar Viëtnamese studente aan die Oberlin College gekla dat die skool se eetsaal 'n tradisionele Viëtnamese toebroodjie van Banh Mi bied, 'n 'oneerbiedige' daad, 'n 'kulturele toe -eiening', want "in plaas van 'n knapperige stokbrood met gebraaide varkvleis, paté , ingelegde groente en vars kruie, die toebroodjie gebruik ciabatta -brood, varkvleis en koolslaai. ”

David Frum, 'n skrywer van The Atlantic, wys met hulp daarop dat 'die verwysings na' baguette 'en' paté 'in 'n voedselproduk van 'n voormalige Franse kolonie die woedende Oberlin -student kan laat verval dat die banh mi nie so tradisioneel is nie 'n Viëtnamese kos soos sy haar voorgestel het. Wanneer hierdie eksotiese remake van 'n klassieke pate en baguette die eerste keer in die strate van Hanoi verkoop is, noem die verkopers dit ‘banh tay ’: letterlik ‘ Wes-styl brood. ’ ”

Dit blyk dus dat dit die Vietnamees is wat die Franse koskultuur al lank toeëien het. Moet die Franse studente hul kultuur terug eis?

Baie Asiatiese studente in Oberlin het geen probleme met hul eetsaal wat uit hul pad gaan om uiteenlopende voedselkeuses aan te bied en studente te help om nader aan die huis te voel nie. In my vroeë dae as 'n Amerikaanse immigrant was enige Chinese kos, selfs verwesterde Chinese kos, goed genoeg om my heimwee te genees.

As u van verwesterde Chinese kos praat, alhoewel dit waar is dat u nie Sesam -hoender en fortuinkoekies sal vind as u na China reis nie, kan u verseker wees dat wit Amerikaners nie die Chinese kultuur gepas het deur Sesam -hoender en fortuinkoekies uit te vind nie. Vroeë Chinese immigrante het hierdie verwesterde Chinese kosse gemaak.

Chinese immigrante het destyds beperkte werkgeleenthede gehad. Daarom het hulle gekies om Chinese kos aan te pas by die plaaslike smaak om 'n bestaan ​​te maak. Die verwesterde Chinese voedsel wat ons vandag het, is nie produkte wat deur 'n soort koloniale mag of 'n daad van disrespek opgelê word nie, maar 'n weerspieëling van die vindingrykheid en kreatiwiteit van vroeë Chinese immigrante.

Nadat 'n paar Asiatiese studente by Oberlin gekla het, het die bestuur van eetdienste om verskoning gevra vir hul 'kultureel ongevoelige' manier om etniese kos voor te berei en belowe om hard te werk om 'kulture -sensitiewe spyskaarte aan te bied wat 'n beroep op die Oberlin -gemeenskap sal vind'. Miskien moet die kollege ophou om te probeer, sodat almal kan terugkeer na hul normale mengsel van subparte kafeteria -kos met beperkte keuses. Laat ons almal saam ellendig wees.

To these self-designated culture cops, cultural appropriation is bad because it represents a ”particular power dynamic in which members of a dominant culture take elements from a culture of people who have been systematically oppressed by that dominant group.” But the way these self-designated culture cops bully everyone else into submission only demonstrates that they are power hungry. They want to create self-imposed cultural isolation and segregation. They want the power to limit other people’s freedom to decide how we will live.

Unfortunately, they tend to be the most active users on social media, which has given them a megaphone they don’t deserve and often abuse. But let’s not hand our power of self-determination to them. They don’t represent nor speak for the communities they claim to represent. Don’t let them bully any one of us into submission.

Ramsay should go ahead and open Lucky Cat on time and as planned. I hope he will throw a big opening party for it, and I look forward to paying it a visit someday. I will cheer for his creativity, innovation, and many future successes for the same reason I will cheer for any celebrity Asian chefs such as Cathlyn Choi or Roy Yamaguchi if they want to open an Italian or French or any other type of restaurant.

To quote one of my favorite lines from President Trump’s State of Union speech this year, “We are born free and we will stay free.” Each one of us gets to decide on our own what to eat, what to wear, how to live, and what cultural elements to adopt and to appreciate. It’s nobody else’s business.


If you are any kind of foodie, you know Gordon Ramsay is a U.K.-based celebrity chef, restaurateur, and TV personality. Even if you are not a foodie, you have probably watched some of his hit TV shows, such as “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Hotel Hell,” and “MasterChef,” or frequented one of his Michelin-starred restaurants.

I once paid a visit to his burger place inside Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Normally I am not a big fan of hamburgers, but the one I had at his restaurant was delicious.

On February 1, 2019, a few days before the Chinese Lunar New Year, Gordon announced via a tweet that he is going to open an authentic Asian restaurant, Lucky Cat, in London’s Governor’s Square this summer. According to his website, the name of this new restaurant was inspired by “Asian culture where the ‘lucky cat’ is a talisman that is believed to attract good luck and fortune.”

The new restaurant will have “state-of-art” interior design and is “set to become the go-to destination for exquisite, authentic Asian cuisine and culture in the heart of Mayfair, thriving on an ethos of respect and passion that is channeled into every dish.” The lead chef for this new restaurant will be Ben Orpwood, who has “extensive experience in the realm of Asian cuisine” and was the executive chef of another Ramsay restaurant, Maze.

Ramsay said he couldn’t wait to “open the doors at Lucky Cat and bring a new flavor of Asian food and culture to Mayfair.” But self-designated cultural cops couldn’t wait to put Ramsay’s feet to fire. How dare a white guy open an “authentic” Asian restaurant without an Asian lead chef? See, for example, tweets here, here, here and here.

These SJWs really suck all the fun out of life. Based on their ill-informed logic, every person should stick within the ethnic identity and culture they were born into for life. Authenticity to them means each race and ethnicity owns its own culture.

Thus, only a Chinese person can cook authentic Chinese food only an Italian should make pizza or pasta only French people can make crepes, and only Mexicans can make burritos. Anyone who dares to venture outside his or her identity box and incorporate diverse cultural elements into his or her life is a “culture appropriator” and “racial identity thief.”

Guess what: no one, not even social justice warriors, lives within the confines of the culture he or she was born into, because it is impossible to do. If simply adopting something from another culture is a crime, we are all sinners. You probably had a Greek yogurt for breakfast this morning picked up a latte (Italian) on your way to work you and your coworkers decided to get burritos (Hispanic) for lunch you stopped by your gym for a yoga (Indian) or Zumba (Hispanic) class after work and you picked up Chinese take-out for dinner.

Adopting something from another culture, incorporating other cultural elements into your life, is unavoidable and natural. It’s what enriches our lives. No culture can survive in a vacuum. Cultural “originality” doesn’t exist. Every culture appropriates. All cultures we think of as unique today are the result of generations of cross-pollination with other cultures. What these SJWs consider unique and original is often something “borrowed” from another culture long ago. They are just too ignorant to realize it.

Here is an example. Back in 2015, a few Vietnamese students at Oberlin College complained that the school dining hall’s offering of a traditional Banh Mi Vietnamese sandwich was a “disrespectful” act, a “cultural appropriation,” because “instead of a crispy baguette with grilled pork, pâté, pickled vegetables and fresh herbs, the sandwich used ciabatta bread, pulled pork and coleslaw.”

David Frum, a writer for The Atlantic, helpfully points out that “ the references to ‘baguette’ and ‘pâté’ in a food product of a former French colony might have tipped off the angry Oberlin student that the banh mi is not quite as traditional a Vietnamese food as she imagined. When this exotic remake of a classic pate en baguette was first sold in the streets of Hanoi, the vendors called it ‘banh tay’: literally ‘Western-style bread.’”

So it turns out it’s the Vietnamese who have appropriated French food culture for a long time. Should the French students demand their culture back?

Many Asian students at Oberlin have no issues with their dining hall going out of its way to offer diverse food choices and help students feel closer to home. In my early days as a U.S. immigrant, any Chinese food, even westernized Chinese food, was good enough to heal my homesickness.

Speaking of westernized Chinese food, although it’s true you won’t find Sesame Chicken and fortune cookies when you travel to China, rest assured that white Americans didn’t appropriate Chinese culture by inventing Sesame Chicken and fortune cookies. Early Chinese immigrants created these westernized Chinese foods.

Chinese immigrants had limited employment opportunities at the time. So they chose to provide Chinese food with adjustments to local tastes in order to make a living. The westernized Chinese foods we have today are not products imposed by some kind of colonial power or an act of disrespect, but a reflection of early Chinese immigrants’ ingenuity and creativity.

After a few Asian students complained at Oberlin, dining services management apologized for their “culturally insensitive” manner in preparing ethnic food and promised to work hard to “offer culturally sensitive menus that will appeal to the Oberlin community.” Maybe the college should stop trying so everyone can go back to enjoying their normal blend of subpar cafeteria food with limited selections. Let’s all be miserable together.

To these self-designated culture cops, cultural appropriation is bad because it represents a ”particular power dynamic in which members of a dominant culture take elements from a culture of people who have been systematically oppressed by that dominant group.” But the way these self-designated culture cops bully everyone else into submission only demonstrates that they are power hungry. They want to create self-imposed cultural isolation and segregation. They want the power to limit other people’s freedom to decide how we will live.

Unfortunately, they tend to be the most active users on social media, which has given them a megaphone they don’t deserve and often abuse. But let’s not hand our power of self-determination to them. They don’t represent nor speak for the communities they claim to represent. Don’t let them bully any one of us into submission.

Ramsay should go ahead and open Lucky Cat on time and as planned. I hope he will throw a big opening party for it, and I look forward to paying it a visit someday. I will cheer for his creativity, innovation, and many future successes for the same reason I will cheer for any celebrity Asian chefs such as Cathlyn Choi or Roy Yamaguchi if they want to open an Italian or French or any other type of restaurant.

To quote one of my favorite lines from President Trump’s State of Union speech this year, “We are born free and we will stay free.” Each one of us gets to decide on our own what to eat, what to wear, how to live, and what cultural elements to adopt and to appreciate. It’s nobody else’s business.


If you are any kind of foodie, you know Gordon Ramsay is a U.K.-based celebrity chef, restaurateur, and TV personality. Even if you are not a foodie, you have probably watched some of his hit TV shows, such as “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Hotel Hell,” and “MasterChef,” or frequented one of his Michelin-starred restaurants.

I once paid a visit to his burger place inside Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Normally I am not a big fan of hamburgers, but the one I had at his restaurant was delicious.

On February 1, 2019, a few days before the Chinese Lunar New Year, Gordon announced via a tweet that he is going to open an authentic Asian restaurant, Lucky Cat, in London’s Governor’s Square this summer. According to his website, the name of this new restaurant was inspired by “Asian culture where the ‘lucky cat’ is a talisman that is believed to attract good luck and fortune.”

The new restaurant will have “state-of-art” interior design and is “set to become the go-to destination for exquisite, authentic Asian cuisine and culture in the heart of Mayfair, thriving on an ethos of respect and passion that is channeled into every dish.” The lead chef for this new restaurant will be Ben Orpwood, who has “extensive experience in the realm of Asian cuisine” and was the executive chef of another Ramsay restaurant, Maze.

Ramsay said he couldn’t wait to “open the doors at Lucky Cat and bring a new flavor of Asian food and culture to Mayfair.” But self-designated cultural cops couldn’t wait to put Ramsay’s feet to fire. How dare a white guy open an “authentic” Asian restaurant without an Asian lead chef? See, for example, tweets here, here, here and here.

These SJWs really suck all the fun out of life. Based on their ill-informed logic, every person should stick within the ethnic identity and culture they were born into for life. Authenticity to them means each race and ethnicity owns its own culture.

Thus, only a Chinese person can cook authentic Chinese food only an Italian should make pizza or pasta only French people can make crepes, and only Mexicans can make burritos. Anyone who dares to venture outside his or her identity box and incorporate diverse cultural elements into his or her life is a “culture appropriator” and “racial identity thief.”

Guess what: no one, not even social justice warriors, lives within the confines of the culture he or she was born into, because it is impossible to do. If simply adopting something from another culture is a crime, we are all sinners. You probably had a Greek yogurt for breakfast this morning picked up a latte (Italian) on your way to work you and your coworkers decided to get burritos (Hispanic) for lunch you stopped by your gym for a yoga (Indian) or Zumba (Hispanic) class after work and you picked up Chinese take-out for dinner.

Adopting something from another culture, incorporating other cultural elements into your life, is unavoidable and natural. It’s what enriches our lives. No culture can survive in a vacuum. Cultural “originality” doesn’t exist. Every culture appropriates. All cultures we think of as unique today are the result of generations of cross-pollination with other cultures. What these SJWs consider unique and original is often something “borrowed” from another culture long ago. They are just too ignorant to realize it.

Here is an example. Back in 2015, a few Vietnamese students at Oberlin College complained that the school dining hall’s offering of a traditional Banh Mi Vietnamese sandwich was a “disrespectful” act, a “cultural appropriation,” because “instead of a crispy baguette with grilled pork, pâté, pickled vegetables and fresh herbs, the sandwich used ciabatta bread, pulled pork and coleslaw.”

David Frum, a writer for The Atlantic, helpfully points out that “ the references to ‘baguette’ and ‘pâté’ in a food product of a former French colony might have tipped off the angry Oberlin student that the banh mi is not quite as traditional a Vietnamese food as she imagined. When this exotic remake of a classic pate en baguette was first sold in the streets of Hanoi, the vendors called it ‘banh tay’: literally ‘Western-style bread.’”

So it turns out it’s the Vietnamese who have appropriated French food culture for a long time. Should the French students demand their culture back?

Many Asian students at Oberlin have no issues with their dining hall going out of its way to offer diverse food choices and help students feel closer to home. In my early days as a U.S. immigrant, any Chinese food, even westernized Chinese food, was good enough to heal my homesickness.

Speaking of westernized Chinese food, although it’s true you won’t find Sesame Chicken and fortune cookies when you travel to China, rest assured that white Americans didn’t appropriate Chinese culture by inventing Sesame Chicken and fortune cookies. Early Chinese immigrants created these westernized Chinese foods.

Chinese immigrants had limited employment opportunities at the time. So they chose to provide Chinese food with adjustments to local tastes in order to make a living. The westernized Chinese foods we have today are not products imposed by some kind of colonial power or an act of disrespect, but a reflection of early Chinese immigrants’ ingenuity and creativity.

After a few Asian students complained at Oberlin, dining services management apologized for their “culturally insensitive” manner in preparing ethnic food and promised to work hard to “offer culturally sensitive menus that will appeal to the Oberlin community.” Maybe the college should stop trying so everyone can go back to enjoying their normal blend of subpar cafeteria food with limited selections. Let’s all be miserable together.

To these self-designated culture cops, cultural appropriation is bad because it represents a ”particular power dynamic in which members of a dominant culture take elements from a culture of people who have been systematically oppressed by that dominant group.” But the way these self-designated culture cops bully everyone else into submission only demonstrates that they are power hungry. They want to create self-imposed cultural isolation and segregation. They want the power to limit other people’s freedom to decide how we will live.

Unfortunately, they tend to be the most active users on social media, which has given them a megaphone they don’t deserve and often abuse. But let’s not hand our power of self-determination to them. They don’t represent nor speak for the communities they claim to represent. Don’t let them bully any one of us into submission.

Ramsay should go ahead and open Lucky Cat on time and as planned. I hope he will throw a big opening party for it, and I look forward to paying it a visit someday. I will cheer for his creativity, innovation, and many future successes for the same reason I will cheer for any celebrity Asian chefs such as Cathlyn Choi or Roy Yamaguchi if they want to open an Italian or French or any other type of restaurant.

To quote one of my favorite lines from President Trump’s State of Union speech this year, “We are born free and we will stay free.” Each one of us gets to decide on our own what to eat, what to wear, how to live, and what cultural elements to adopt and to appreciate. It’s nobody else’s business.


If you are any kind of foodie, you know Gordon Ramsay is a U.K.-based celebrity chef, restaurateur, and TV personality. Even if you are not a foodie, you have probably watched some of his hit TV shows, such as “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Hotel Hell,” and “MasterChef,” or frequented one of his Michelin-starred restaurants.

I once paid a visit to his burger place inside Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Normally I am not a big fan of hamburgers, but the one I had at his restaurant was delicious.

On February 1, 2019, a few days before the Chinese Lunar New Year, Gordon announced via a tweet that he is going to open an authentic Asian restaurant, Lucky Cat, in London’s Governor’s Square this summer. According to his website, the name of this new restaurant was inspired by “Asian culture where the ‘lucky cat’ is a talisman that is believed to attract good luck and fortune.”

The new restaurant will have “state-of-art” interior design and is “set to become the go-to destination for exquisite, authentic Asian cuisine and culture in the heart of Mayfair, thriving on an ethos of respect and passion that is channeled into every dish.” The lead chef for this new restaurant will be Ben Orpwood, who has “extensive experience in the realm of Asian cuisine” and was the executive chef of another Ramsay restaurant, Maze.

Ramsay said he couldn’t wait to “open the doors at Lucky Cat and bring a new flavor of Asian food and culture to Mayfair.” But self-designated cultural cops couldn’t wait to put Ramsay’s feet to fire. How dare a white guy open an “authentic” Asian restaurant without an Asian lead chef? See, for example, tweets here, here, here and here.

These SJWs really suck all the fun out of life. Based on their ill-informed logic, every person should stick within the ethnic identity and culture they were born into for life. Authenticity to them means each race and ethnicity owns its own culture.

Thus, only a Chinese person can cook authentic Chinese food only an Italian should make pizza or pasta only French people can make crepes, and only Mexicans can make burritos. Anyone who dares to venture outside his or her identity box and incorporate diverse cultural elements into his or her life is a “culture appropriator” and “racial identity thief.”

Guess what: no one, not even social justice warriors, lives within the confines of the culture he or she was born into, because it is impossible to do. If simply adopting something from another culture is a crime, we are all sinners. You probably had a Greek yogurt for breakfast this morning picked up a latte (Italian) on your way to work you and your coworkers decided to get burritos (Hispanic) for lunch you stopped by your gym for a yoga (Indian) or Zumba (Hispanic) class after work and you picked up Chinese take-out for dinner.

Adopting something from another culture, incorporating other cultural elements into your life, is unavoidable and natural. It’s what enriches our lives. No culture can survive in a vacuum. Cultural “originality” doesn’t exist. Every culture appropriates. All cultures we think of as unique today are the result of generations of cross-pollination with other cultures. What these SJWs consider unique and original is often something “borrowed” from another culture long ago. They are just too ignorant to realize it.

Here is an example. Back in 2015, a few Vietnamese students at Oberlin College complained that the school dining hall’s offering of a traditional Banh Mi Vietnamese sandwich was a “disrespectful” act, a “cultural appropriation,” because “instead of a crispy baguette with grilled pork, pâté, pickled vegetables and fresh herbs, the sandwich used ciabatta bread, pulled pork and coleslaw.”

David Frum, a writer for The Atlantic, helpfully points out that “ the references to ‘baguette’ and ‘pâté’ in a food product of a former French colony might have tipped off the angry Oberlin student that the banh mi is not quite as traditional a Vietnamese food as she imagined. When this exotic remake of a classic pate en baguette was first sold in the streets of Hanoi, the vendors called it ‘banh tay’: literally ‘Western-style bread.’”

So it turns out it’s the Vietnamese who have appropriated French food culture for a long time. Should the French students demand their culture back?

Many Asian students at Oberlin have no issues with their dining hall going out of its way to offer diverse food choices and help students feel closer to home. In my early days as a U.S. immigrant, any Chinese food, even westernized Chinese food, was good enough to heal my homesickness.

Speaking of westernized Chinese food, although it’s true you won’t find Sesame Chicken and fortune cookies when you travel to China, rest assured that white Americans didn’t appropriate Chinese culture by inventing Sesame Chicken and fortune cookies. Early Chinese immigrants created these westernized Chinese foods.

Chinese immigrants had limited employment opportunities at the time. So they chose to provide Chinese food with adjustments to local tastes in order to make a living. The westernized Chinese foods we have today are not products imposed by some kind of colonial power or an act of disrespect, but a reflection of early Chinese immigrants’ ingenuity and creativity.

After a few Asian students complained at Oberlin, dining services management apologized for their “culturally insensitive” manner in preparing ethnic food and promised to work hard to “offer culturally sensitive menus that will appeal to the Oberlin community.” Maybe the college should stop trying so everyone can go back to enjoying their normal blend of subpar cafeteria food with limited selections. Let’s all be miserable together.

To these self-designated culture cops, cultural appropriation is bad because it represents a ”particular power dynamic in which members of a dominant culture take elements from a culture of people who have been systematically oppressed by that dominant group.” But the way these self-designated culture cops bully everyone else into submission only demonstrates that they are power hungry. They want to create self-imposed cultural isolation and segregation. They want the power to limit other people’s freedom to decide how we will live.

Unfortunately, they tend to be the most active users on social media, which has given them a megaphone they don’t deserve and often abuse. But let’s not hand our power of self-determination to them. They don’t represent nor speak for the communities they claim to represent. Don’t let them bully any one of us into submission.

Ramsay should go ahead and open Lucky Cat on time and as planned. I hope he will throw a big opening party for it, and I look forward to paying it a visit someday. I will cheer for his creativity, innovation, and many future successes for the same reason I will cheer for any celebrity Asian chefs such as Cathlyn Choi or Roy Yamaguchi if they want to open an Italian or French or any other type of restaurant.

To quote one of my favorite lines from President Trump’s State of Union speech this year, “We are born free and we will stay free.” Each one of us gets to decide on our own what to eat, what to wear, how to live, and what cultural elements to adopt and to appreciate. It’s nobody else’s business.


If you are any kind of foodie, you know Gordon Ramsay is a U.K.-based celebrity chef, restaurateur, and TV personality. Even if you are not a foodie, you have probably watched some of his hit TV shows, such as “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Hotel Hell,” and “MasterChef,” or frequented one of his Michelin-starred restaurants.

I once paid a visit to his burger place inside Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Normally I am not a big fan of hamburgers, but the one I had at his restaurant was delicious.

On February 1, 2019, a few days before the Chinese Lunar New Year, Gordon announced via a tweet that he is going to open an authentic Asian restaurant, Lucky Cat, in London’s Governor’s Square this summer. According to his website, the name of this new restaurant was inspired by “Asian culture where the ‘lucky cat’ is a talisman that is believed to attract good luck and fortune.”

The new restaurant will have “state-of-art” interior design and is “set to become the go-to destination for exquisite, authentic Asian cuisine and culture in the heart of Mayfair, thriving on an ethos of respect and passion that is channeled into every dish.” The lead chef for this new restaurant will be Ben Orpwood, who has “extensive experience in the realm of Asian cuisine” and was the executive chef of another Ramsay restaurant, Maze.

Ramsay said he couldn’t wait to “open the doors at Lucky Cat and bring a new flavor of Asian food and culture to Mayfair.” But self-designated cultural cops couldn’t wait to put Ramsay’s feet to fire. How dare a white guy open an “authentic” Asian restaurant without an Asian lead chef? See, for example, tweets here, here, here and here.

These SJWs really suck all the fun out of life. Based on their ill-informed logic, every person should stick within the ethnic identity and culture they were born into for life. Authenticity to them means each race and ethnicity owns its own culture.

Thus, only a Chinese person can cook authentic Chinese food only an Italian should make pizza or pasta only French people can make crepes, and only Mexicans can make burritos. Anyone who dares to venture outside his or her identity box and incorporate diverse cultural elements into his or her life is a “culture appropriator” and “racial identity thief.”

Guess what: no one, not even social justice warriors, lives within the confines of the culture he or she was born into, because it is impossible to do. If simply adopting something from another culture is a crime, we are all sinners. You probably had a Greek yogurt for breakfast this morning picked up a latte (Italian) on your way to work you and your coworkers decided to get burritos (Hispanic) for lunch you stopped by your gym for a yoga (Indian) or Zumba (Hispanic) class after work and you picked up Chinese take-out for dinner.

Adopting something from another culture, incorporating other cultural elements into your life, is unavoidable and natural. It’s what enriches our lives. No culture can survive in a vacuum. Cultural “originality” doesn’t exist. Every culture appropriates. All cultures we think of as unique today are the result of generations of cross-pollination with other cultures. What these SJWs consider unique and original is often something “borrowed” from another culture long ago. They are just too ignorant to realize it.

Here is an example. Back in 2015, a few Vietnamese students at Oberlin College complained that the school dining hall’s offering of a traditional Banh Mi Vietnamese sandwich was a “disrespectful” act, a “cultural appropriation,” because “instead of a crispy baguette with grilled pork, pâté, pickled vegetables and fresh herbs, the sandwich used ciabatta bread, pulled pork and coleslaw.”

David Frum, a writer for The Atlantic, helpfully points out that “ the references to ‘baguette’ and ‘pâté’ in a food product of a former French colony might have tipped off the angry Oberlin student that the banh mi is not quite as traditional a Vietnamese food as she imagined. When this exotic remake of a classic pate en baguette was first sold in the streets of Hanoi, the vendors called it ‘banh tay’: literally ‘Western-style bread.’”

So it turns out it’s the Vietnamese who have appropriated French food culture for a long time. Should the French students demand their culture back?

Many Asian students at Oberlin have no issues with their dining hall going out of its way to offer diverse food choices and help students feel closer to home. In my early days as a U.S. immigrant, any Chinese food, even westernized Chinese food, was good enough to heal my homesickness.

Speaking of westernized Chinese food, although it’s true you won’t find Sesame Chicken and fortune cookies when you travel to China, rest assured that white Americans didn’t appropriate Chinese culture by inventing Sesame Chicken and fortune cookies. Early Chinese immigrants created these westernized Chinese foods.

Chinese immigrants had limited employment opportunities at the time. So they chose to provide Chinese food with adjustments to local tastes in order to make a living. The westernized Chinese foods we have today are not products imposed by some kind of colonial power or an act of disrespect, but a reflection of early Chinese immigrants’ ingenuity and creativity.

After a few Asian students complained at Oberlin, dining services management apologized for their “culturally insensitive” manner in preparing ethnic food and promised to work hard to “offer culturally sensitive menus that will appeal to the Oberlin community.” Maybe the college should stop trying so everyone can go back to enjoying their normal blend of subpar cafeteria food with limited selections. Let’s all be miserable together.

To these self-designated culture cops, cultural appropriation is bad because it represents a ”particular power dynamic in which members of a dominant culture take elements from a culture of people who have been systematically oppressed by that dominant group.” But the way these self-designated culture cops bully everyone else into submission only demonstrates that they are power hungry. They want to create self-imposed cultural isolation and segregation. They want the power to limit other people’s freedom to decide how we will live.

Unfortunately, they tend to be the most active users on social media, which has given them a megaphone they don’t deserve and often abuse. But let’s not hand our power of self-determination to them. They don’t represent nor speak for the communities they claim to represent. Don’t let them bully any one of us into submission.

Ramsay should go ahead and open Lucky Cat on time and as planned. I hope he will throw a big opening party for it, and I look forward to paying it a visit someday. I will cheer for his creativity, innovation, and many future successes for the same reason I will cheer for any celebrity Asian chefs such as Cathlyn Choi or Roy Yamaguchi if they want to open an Italian or French or any other type of restaurant.

To quote one of my favorite lines from President Trump’s State of Union speech this year, “We are born free and we will stay free.” Each one of us gets to decide on our own what to eat, what to wear, how to live, and what cultural elements to adopt and to appreciate. It’s nobody else’s business.


If you are any kind of foodie, you know Gordon Ramsay is a U.K.-based celebrity chef, restaurateur, and TV personality. Even if you are not a foodie, you have probably watched some of his hit TV shows, such as “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Hotel Hell,” and “MasterChef,” or frequented one of his Michelin-starred restaurants.

I once paid a visit to his burger place inside Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Normally I am not a big fan of hamburgers, but the one I had at his restaurant was delicious.

On February 1, 2019, a few days before the Chinese Lunar New Year, Gordon announced via a tweet that he is going to open an authentic Asian restaurant, Lucky Cat, in London’s Governor’s Square this summer. According to his website, the name of this new restaurant was inspired by “Asian culture where the ‘lucky cat’ is a talisman that is believed to attract good luck and fortune.”

The new restaurant will have “state-of-art” interior design and is “set to become the go-to destination for exquisite, authentic Asian cuisine and culture in the heart of Mayfair, thriving on an ethos of respect and passion that is channeled into every dish.” The lead chef for this new restaurant will be Ben Orpwood, who has “extensive experience in the realm of Asian cuisine” and was the executive chef of another Ramsay restaurant, Maze.

Ramsay said he couldn’t wait to “open the doors at Lucky Cat and bring a new flavor of Asian food and culture to Mayfair.” But self-designated cultural cops couldn’t wait to put Ramsay’s feet to fire. How dare a white guy open an “authentic” Asian restaurant without an Asian lead chef? See, for example, tweets here, here, here and here.

These SJWs really suck all the fun out of life. Based on their ill-informed logic, every person should stick within the ethnic identity and culture they were born into for life. Authenticity to them means each race and ethnicity owns its own culture.

Thus, only a Chinese person can cook authentic Chinese food only an Italian should make pizza or pasta only French people can make crepes, and only Mexicans can make burritos. Anyone who dares to venture outside his or her identity box and incorporate diverse cultural elements into his or her life is a “culture appropriator” and “racial identity thief.”

Guess what: no one, not even social justice warriors, lives within the confines of the culture he or she was born into, because it is impossible to do. If simply adopting something from another culture is a crime, we are all sinners. You probably had a Greek yogurt for breakfast this morning picked up a latte (Italian) on your way to work you and your coworkers decided to get burritos (Hispanic) for lunch you stopped by your gym for a yoga (Indian) or Zumba (Hispanic) class after work and you picked up Chinese take-out for dinner.

Adopting something from another culture, incorporating other cultural elements into your life, is unavoidable and natural. It’s what enriches our lives. No culture can survive in a vacuum. Cultural “originality” doesn’t exist. Every culture appropriates. All cultures we think of as unique today are the result of generations of cross-pollination with other cultures. What these SJWs consider unique and original is often something “borrowed” from another culture long ago. They are just too ignorant to realize it.

Here is an example. Back in 2015, a few Vietnamese students at Oberlin College complained that the school dining hall’s offering of a traditional Banh Mi Vietnamese sandwich was a “disrespectful” act, a “cultural appropriation,” because “instead of a crispy baguette with grilled pork, pâté, pickled vegetables and fresh herbs, the sandwich used ciabatta bread, pulled pork and coleslaw.”

David Frum, a writer for The Atlantic, helpfully points out that “ the references to ‘baguette’ and ‘pâté’ in a food product of a former French colony might have tipped off the angry Oberlin student that the banh mi is not quite as traditional a Vietnamese food as she imagined. When this exotic remake of a classic pate en baguette was first sold in the streets of Hanoi, the vendors called it ‘banh tay’: literally ‘Western-style bread.’”

So it turns out it’s the Vietnamese who have appropriated French food culture for a long time. Should the French students demand their culture back?

Many Asian students at Oberlin have no issues with their dining hall going out of its way to offer diverse food choices and help students feel closer to home. In my early days as a U.S. immigrant, any Chinese food, even westernized Chinese food, was good enough to heal my homesickness.

Speaking of westernized Chinese food, although it’s true you won’t find Sesame Chicken and fortune cookies when you travel to China, rest assured that white Americans didn’t appropriate Chinese culture by inventing Sesame Chicken and fortune cookies. Early Chinese immigrants created these westernized Chinese foods.

Chinese immigrants had limited employment opportunities at the time. So they chose to provide Chinese food with adjustments to local tastes in order to make a living. The westernized Chinese foods we have today are not products imposed by some kind of colonial power or an act of disrespect, but a reflection of early Chinese immigrants’ ingenuity and creativity.

After a few Asian students complained at Oberlin, dining services management apologized for their “culturally insensitive” manner in preparing ethnic food and promised to work hard to “offer culturally sensitive menus that will appeal to the Oberlin community.” Maybe the college should stop trying so everyone can go back to enjoying their normal blend of subpar cafeteria food with limited selections. Let’s all be miserable together.

To these self-designated culture cops, cultural appropriation is bad because it represents a ”particular power dynamic in which members of a dominant culture take elements from a culture of people who have been systematically oppressed by that dominant group.” But the way these self-designated culture cops bully everyone else into submission only demonstrates that they are power hungry. They want to create self-imposed cultural isolation and segregation. They want the power to limit other people’s freedom to decide how we will live.

Unfortunately, they tend to be the most active users on social media, which has given them a megaphone they don’t deserve and often abuse. But let’s not hand our power of self-determination to them. They don’t represent nor speak for the communities they claim to represent. Don’t let them bully any one of us into submission.

Ramsay should go ahead and open Lucky Cat on time and as planned. I hope he will throw a big opening party for it, and I look forward to paying it a visit someday. I will cheer for his creativity, innovation, and many future successes for the same reason I will cheer for any celebrity Asian chefs such as Cathlyn Choi or Roy Yamaguchi if they want to open an Italian or French or any other type of restaurant.

To quote one of my favorite lines from President Trump’s State of Union speech this year, “We are born free and we will stay free.” Each one of us gets to decide on our own what to eat, what to wear, how to live, and what cultural elements to adopt and to appreciate. It’s nobody else’s business.


If you are any kind of foodie, you know Gordon Ramsay is a U.K.-based celebrity chef, restaurateur, and TV personality. Even if you are not a foodie, you have probably watched some of his hit TV shows, such as “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Hotel Hell,” and “MasterChef,” or frequented one of his Michelin-starred restaurants.

I once paid a visit to his burger place inside Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Normally I am not a big fan of hamburgers, but the one I had at his restaurant was delicious.

On February 1, 2019, a few days before the Chinese Lunar New Year, Gordon announced via a tweet that he is going to open an authentic Asian restaurant, Lucky Cat, in London’s Governor’s Square this summer. According to his website, the name of this new restaurant was inspired by “Asian culture where the ‘lucky cat’ is a talisman that is believed to attract good luck and fortune.”

The new restaurant will have “state-of-art” interior design and is “set to become the go-to destination for exquisite, authentic Asian cuisine and culture in the heart of Mayfair, thriving on an ethos of respect and passion that is channeled into every dish.” The lead chef for this new restaurant will be Ben Orpwood, who has “extensive experience in the realm of Asian cuisine” and was the executive chef of another Ramsay restaurant, Maze.

Ramsay said he couldn’t wait to “open the doors at Lucky Cat and bring a new flavor of Asian food and culture to Mayfair.” But self-designated cultural cops couldn’t wait to put Ramsay’s feet to fire. How dare a white guy open an “authentic” Asian restaurant without an Asian lead chef? See, for example, tweets here, here, here and here.

These SJWs really suck all the fun out of life. Based on their ill-informed logic, every person should stick within the ethnic identity and culture they were born into for life. Authenticity to them means each race and ethnicity owns its own culture.

Thus, only a Chinese person can cook authentic Chinese food only an Italian should make pizza or pasta only French people can make crepes, and only Mexicans can make burritos. Anyone who dares to venture outside his or her identity box and incorporate diverse cultural elements into his or her life is a “culture appropriator” and “racial identity thief.”

Guess what: no one, not even social justice warriors, lives within the confines of the culture he or she was born into, because it is impossible to do. If simply adopting something from another culture is a crime, we are all sinners. You probably had a Greek yogurt for breakfast this morning picked up a latte (Italian) on your way to work you and your coworkers decided to get burritos (Hispanic) for lunch you stopped by your gym for a yoga (Indian) or Zumba (Hispanic) class after work and you picked up Chinese take-out for dinner.

Adopting something from another culture, incorporating other cultural elements into your life, is unavoidable and natural. It’s what enriches our lives. No culture can survive in a vacuum. Cultural “originality” doesn’t exist. Every culture appropriates. All cultures we think of as unique today are the result of generations of cross-pollination with other cultures. What these SJWs consider unique and original is often something “borrowed” from another culture long ago. They are just too ignorant to realize it.

Here is an example. In 2015 het 'n paar Viëtnamese studente aan die Oberlin College gekla dat die skool se eetsaal 'n tradisionele Viëtnamese toebroodjie van Banh Mi bied, 'n 'oneerbiedige' daad, 'n 'kulturele toe -eiening', want "in plaas van 'n knapperige stokbrood met gebraaide varkvleis, paté , ingelegde groente en vars kruie, die toebroodjie gebruik ciabatta -brood, varkvleis en koolslaai. ”

David Frum, 'n skrywer van The Atlantic, wys met hulp daarop dat 'die verwysings na' baguette 'en' paté 'in 'n voedselproduk van 'n voormalige Franse kolonie die woedende Oberlin -student kan laat verval dat die banh mi nie so tradisioneel is nie 'n Viëtnamese kos soos sy haar voorgestel het. Wanneer hierdie eksotiese remake van 'n klassieke pate en baguette die eerste keer in die strate van Hanoi verkoop is, noem die verkopers dit ‘banh tay ’: letterlik ‘ Wes-styl brood. ’ ”

Dit blyk dus dat dit die Vietnamees is wat die Franse koskultuur al lank toeëien het. Moet die Franse studente hul kultuur terug eis?

Baie Asiatiese studente in Oberlin het geen probleme met hul eetsaal wat uit hul pad gaan om uiteenlopende voedselkeuses aan te bied en studente te help om nader aan die huis te voel nie. In my vroeë dae as 'n Amerikaanse immigrant was enige Chinese kos, selfs verwesterde Chinese kos, goed genoeg om my heimwee te genees.

As u van verwesterde Chinese kos praat, alhoewel dit waar is dat u nie Sesam -hoender en fortuinkoekies sal vind as u na China reis nie, kan u verseker wees dat wit Amerikaners nie die Chinese kultuur gepas het deur Sesam -hoender en fortuinkoekies uit te vind nie. Vroeë Chinese immigrante het hierdie verwesterde Chinese kosse gemaak.

Chinese immigrante het destyds beperkte werkgeleenthede gehad. Daarom het hulle gekies om Chinese kos aan te pas by die plaaslike smaak om 'n bestaan ​​te maak. Die verwesterde Chinese voedsel wat ons vandag het, is nie produkte wat deur 'n soort koloniale mag of 'n daad van disrespek opgelê word nie, maar 'n weerspieëling van die vindingrykheid en kreatiwiteit van vroeë Chinese immigrante.

Nadat 'n paar Asiatiese studente by Oberlin gekla het, het die bestuur van eetdienste om verskoning gevra vir hul 'kultureel ongevoelige' manier om etniese kos voor te berei en belowe om hard te werk om 'kulture -sensitiewe spyskaarte aan te bied wat 'n beroep op die Oberlin -gemeenskap sal vind'. Miskien moet die kollege ophou om te probeer, sodat almal kan terugkeer na hul normale mengsel van subparte kafeteria -kos met beperkte keuses. Laat ons almal saam ellendig wees.

Vir hierdie self-aangewese kultuurbeamptes is kulturele toeëiening sleg, want dit verteenwoordig 'n 'spesifieke magdinamika waarin lede van 'n dominante kultuur elemente uit 'n kultuur van mense neem wat stelselmatig deur die dominante groep onderdruk is'. Maar die manier waarop hierdie self-aangewese kultuurbeamptes almal onderdanig beledig, toon slegs aan dat hulle magshonger is. Hulle wil selfopgelegde kulturele isolasie en segregasie skep. Hulle wil die mag hê om ander se vryheid om te besluit hoe ons gaan leef, te beperk.

Ongelukkig is dit gewoonlik die mees aktiewe gebruikers op sosiale media, wat hulle 'n megafoon gegee het wat hulle nie verdien nie en dikwels misbruik. Maar laat ons nie ons selfbeskikkingsvermoë aan hulle oorhandig nie. Hulle verteenwoordig of praat nie namens die gemeenskappe wat hulle beweer hulle verteenwoordig nie. Moenie toelaat dat hulle iemand van ons onderdanig maak nie.

Ramsay moet Lucky Cat betyds en soos beplan oopmaak. Ek hoop dat hy 'n groot openingspartytjie daarvoor sal hou, en ek sien uit daarna om dit eendag te besoek. Ek sal juig oor sy kreatiwiteit, innovasie en baie toekomstige suksesse om dieselfde rede, en ek sal vir alle Asiatiese sjefs van beroemdhede soos Cathlyn Choi of Roy Yamaguchi juig as hulle 'n Italiaanse of Franse of 'n ander restaurant wil oopmaak.

Om een ​​van my gunsteling reëls uit die toespraak van president Trump van State of Union hierdie jaar aan te haal: "Ons word vry gebore en ons sal vry bly." Elkeen van ons besluit self wat ons moet eet, wat ons moet aantrek, hoe ons moet leef en watter kulturele elemente ons moet aanneem en waardeer. Dit is niemand anders se saak nie.


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