RUTH TAM

A STORY OF CULTURAL APPROPRIATION

Ruth Tam is an author out of Washington, D.C. In her article "How it feels when white people shame your culture’s food — then make it trendy," she discusses the challenges of food-based cultural appropriation. Growing up in a Cantonese home in Chicago, she has witnessed traditional dishes, such as those her family cooks, go from scorned to trendy. Read her story here.

"Instead of attempting to expand our palates with best-restaurant lists and foodie fads, we should find deeper ways to explore the diversity of dishes that have come to the United States."

Photo Credit: Ruth Tam

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