"Ethnic" vs. "Modern" Cuisines / by An Huynh

Let's not call anyone or anything "ethnic" anymore. I'm tired of it.

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 Noodles from Ba Bar in Seattle. Geoffrey Smith

Noodles from Ba Bar in Seattle. Geoffrey Smith

This question of perceived value is becoming increasingly troublesome as more non-native (read: white) chefs take on ‘ethnic’ cuisines, and suddenly it’s okay to charge $14 for shu mai because hey, the chef is ELEVATING the cuisine.” As white chefs take on cuisines from other countries, the food migrates from “ethnic” to “modern” or “trendy.