- Jun 8, 2004
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yeah, that was one of the things I found a bit...reaching...
I just think some of it is just a little too...nit-picky
and makes light of true racial and ethnic concerns
I agree that often times "Chinese food" and other so-called "ethnic" foods - in colleges or at restaurants - are often not at all accurate depictions of what would actually be made by someone who was actually FROM the origin country. In my experience most "Mexican" restaurants in the U.S. actually do not have true Mexican food. Most Chinese restaurants actually serve very little Chinese food.
As someone who also ate vegan in college, I also think many colleges/schools do -not- have enough vegan offerings, though I think the vegetarian offerings probably have improved compared to my experience - when I was going to college in the mid-late 90's, they didn't even have meatless spaghetti sauce.
IF the official and cooks in the food matters are all white and are not getting ANY input about the food from students of color, I see that more of a concern than if students did originally have some part in the ideas.
Also, if there are some religious Hindus who don't want the beef in the tandoori, I can understand that.
I think that's the more significant thing than whether there's cream or not in a dish.
BUT - I also think in this case, it's kinda "splitting hairs" or getting a little particular with some things and it seems a bit juvenile in that case, when there are many other more profound issues the students could be focusing their attention on.
So I don't think it's as easy as - the students are all being silly, or - the staff are all being insensitive. As someone who's outside the mainstream myself <and don't eat the Standard American Diet> , I can see some of the perspective.
Lol with you... But love just about anything that comes from the ocean
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I love lobster, shrimp, scallops, clams the most. Being I live on the coast, gotta have local shrimp. When I visit CT, gotta have lobster.
There are so many ways to serve lobster or shrimp.
Oh, I almost forgot blue crab.
I'm getting hungry . . . gotta quit!