In Pursuit of Chicken Rice

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Hainanese chicken rice is a celebrated Singaporean boiled chicken and rice dish, and Ted Ross sees it as a symbol of the struggle between minorities in the US and cultural appropriation. Chicken rice isn’t alone in this regard, but Ross resonated with it as someone who married Asian women. He wants to help end systemic racism but sees his personal quest to cook authentic chicken rice as possible cultural appropriation. While he talked with non-white chefs to get their perspectives, he was left as confused as he was before. Read full article here

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