Do you have to be French to enjoy a plate of french fries? You may think that’s a dumb question but it isn’t because it seems cultural appropriation is venturing into our kitchens with the latest “trigger” occurring over food.
Not satisfied with stopping at accusations of appropriation over clothing, jewellery, music and even weaponry like in the case of Chanel’s boomerang fragrance, social justice warriors are on the warpath yet again over burritos.
So before you chow-down on that entree, you better make sure you’re actually entitled to do so and if you don’t believe me, watch as I share the story of two beleaguered entrepreneurs behind Kooks Burritos in Portland.
Faster than you can say “Frito Bandido”, these women were being depicted as pirates and even received death threats for making burritos in the same style as locals in Porto Nuevo?!
Indeed, in social media, you’d have thought they were advocating for genocide!
So, moving forward, is this the new normal in the kitchen – that we only get to stick to the foodstuff of our heritage?
If so, that’s really bad news for me since my background is Scottish. Bring on the haggis and tripe!