Authenticity As A Weapon

Updated: Jun 11

I’m voting we all retire the term “authentic” when discussing food and beverage. The word is so often used as a weapon against marginalized food folks and wielded by people from a community and also by outsiders to limit or critique anything seen as outside of the “norm.”

The problem with norms is that they differ based on our individual perspectives and often rely on an established social and political order that favors in-groups over others.

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