This week, NPR asked “When Is It OK To Profit From Cooking Other Cultures’ Food?” In other words, is it okay for an Indian-American to run a pizza joint, or an Italian to run an Indian restaurant? If you’re a white guy cooking Mexican food, it is racist or “neocolonialist”? Apparently, to the Left, you should “stick to your own kind” when selling food.
What about the customers? To avoid unintentional cultural appropriation by eating another group’s food, shouldn’t restaurants cater only to ‘their own kind’? Should the waitstaff make that decision? “No fried chicken for white folks, no grits for Yankees.”