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Liberals are butthurt that someone "culturally appropriated" some recipes from Mexico to start a business. They got enraged because someone brought recipes up to Portland from Mexico. Why would anyone care about this when it's been done for 2 centuries prior to this and most of what we eat are from other cultures. If anyone cares and wants to post than you better be "white" and not just "white" but Celtic "white" plus have a college degree or else you are appropriating my people's culture by using the internet.





https://pdx.eater.com/2017/5/22/15677760/portland-kooks-burrito-cultural-appropriation

Just shortly after WWeek announced Kooks Burritos — a small burrito pop-up with events at the Tight Tacos food cart in Southeast — the operation has shuttered and deleted much of its online presence. The closure coincides with public outrage at what some are calling the restaurant’s “appropriation” of another culture’s “intellectual property.”

Speaking with WWeek, Kooks Burritos owners Kali Wilgus and Liz "LC" Connelly said they developed their menus in part by picking “the brains of every tortilla lady there [Puerto Nuevo, Mexico] in the worst broken Spanish ever,” and this description of its research practices as well as other comments within the article spurred editorials and debates across the internet.

The Mic news website bought national attention to Kooks Burritos with its coverage, titled, “These white cooks bragged about stealing recipes from Mexico to start a Portland business.” It reads, “The problem, of course, is that it's unclear whether the Mexican women who handed over their recipes ever got anything in return.”

Today, the Merc released its coverage, beginning with the claim, “Portland has an appropriation problem.” The article continues:

Week after week people of color in Portland bear witness to the hijacking of their cultures. Several of the most successful businesses in this town have been birthed as a result of curious white people going to a foreign country. Now don’t get me wrong: cultural customs are meant to be shared. However, that’s not what happens in this city.

And a spreadsheet featuring “white-owned appropriative restaurants” in Portland has also emerged. It includes several of the most popular restaurants in the city, with recommendations for nearby alternatives owned by people of color.

In recent years, the topic of cultural appropriation in food has been widely discussed in America, and the latest development shows some Portland restaurateurs and local residents continue to be at odds. The Kooks Burritos coverage by WWeek now has nearly 500 comments, and there are few signs a consensus will be reached.


Here's a tortilla recipe to steal and appropriate:

- Dump flour from the bag into a fucking bowl

- Add a pinch of baking powder

- Add a pinch of salt

- Throw a fist full of fucking lard into the bowl

- Mix around with your bare hands

- Add fucking tap water, mix until it becomes a workable dough

- Throw the shit on the counter and roll into circles

- Fucking fry it

This is not rocket science folks.

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Celtic white? So we need to be...Scotsmen?
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Celtic white? So we need to be...Scotsmen?



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That is crazy. But not surprising. People love to label, and in turn, box themselves in these days.
Instead of enjoying each other and our differences we are told to "stick to our own".

Civil rights movement went from "we are all one and equal" to today where they almost want a
resegregation of people based on label (Louis Farrakhan being the most extreme in this belief).
Read a lot of stories over the past couple years where they are calling for schools with a majority
of POC to only be taught by POC, like there's something wrong and immoral with a white teacher
teaching.

Why did they have public schools teach kids 1985-1999(the time I was in school) too not see race
and treat each other equally, if they were going to turn around and now say if you don't see race
then you're a racist.

Live life with love in your heart and have a nice day fellow CR members
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Eats my ramen - literally rn
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Is that culture appropriation
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I love it when the left eat their own.
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The Mic news website bought national attention to Kooks Burritos with its coverage, titled, “These white cooks bragged about stealing recipes from Mexico to start a Portland business.” It reads, “The problem, of course, is that it's unclear whether the Mexican women who handed over their recipes ever got anything in return.”

I love how it says mexican women, like did they not think men cook too or only women are in kitchens?isnt that sexist? Gasp
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The Mic news website bought national attention to Kooks Burritos with its coverage, titled, “These white cooks bragged about stealing recipes from Mexico to start a Portland business.” It reads, “The problem, of course, is that it's unclear whether the Mexican women who handed over their recipes ever got anything in return.”

I love how it says mexican women, like did they not think men cook too or only women are in kitchens?isnt that sexist? Gasp


Did they just assume their gender?

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I hope it's not true; however, given the rise of folks who honestly think matted hair (dreadlocks) is unique to any specific race/culture, this being factual wouldn't surprise me one bit. Once upon a time, good food was commonly regarded as one of the few things that could bring people together. I'd hate to see segregation being imposed any further, let alone, in kitchens.
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You know, I enjoyed some foreign takes on other foreign cuisine. I would like to try the French restaurant that makes a special kind of fried rice and various other Asian-y foods. Would not surprised me, as France is considered a leader in an eclectic blend of cuisine I believe.
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Check out this lady crying over a confederate flag she just looses it.


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Liberals are butthurt that someone "culturally appropriated" some recipes from Mexico to start a business. They got enraged because someone brought recipes up to Portland from Mexico. Why would anyone care about this when it's been done for 2 centuries prior to this and most of what we eat are from other cultures. If anyone cares and wants to post than you better be "white" and not just "white" but Celtic "white" plus have a college degree or else you are appropriating my people's culture by using the internet.






Could all non-whites please stop using electricity (AC&DC, please), Western harmony, the scientific method, antibiotics, universities, blue jeans, the assembly line, and modern medicine. I'm tired of my culture being appropriated.
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You know, I enjoyed some foreign takes on other foreign cuisine. I would like to try the French restaurant that makes a special kind of fried rice and various other Asian-y foods. Would not surprised me, as France is considered a leader in an eclectic blend of cuisine I believe.


Oh man, when I was in France there was this little restaurant I went to once that was like an imitation of an old american 50s diner. They probably had some of the best cheeseburgers I ever had outside of a barbeque.
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Eats my ramen - literally rn
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Oops
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REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

How dare you appropriate Japanese culture! You need to send reparations to Japan you shitlord!!!

Japan: Nani.... Kore?


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

You know, I enjoyed some foreign takes on other foreign cuisine. I would like to try the French restaurant that makes a special kind of fried rice and various other Asian-y foods. Would not surprised me, as France is considered a leader in an eclectic blend of cuisine I believe.


Most of our food is American takes on foreign cuisine. You think chow mein is what they eat in Asia? It literally means random grasses in Asia and its cheap food made with whatever is left over in the kitchen. Here it's a main dish demanded by people.
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Ramen is Chinese, if I recall correctly.
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