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Culinary Patriotism

jason-sheehan-100.jpgFood writer Jason Sheehan takes on the topic of culinary patriotism and why people take their culture's food so seriously. He notes that, in some cases, "to insult a beloved food is to insult all of this at once, not just the thing itself, but the emotional architecture that surrounds it as well." But, he adds, "the sad, black heart of culinary jingoism is the knuckleheaded idea that none but those who are born to it can possibly appreciate the full, round expression of pelmeni or taco or stinky tofu." [CNN Travel]

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