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Indeed, food is one big way Spanish colonists established political control for centuries — through theirs and Indigenous peoples’ stomachs.

“Authentic” cuisine is just a relative descriptor — geopolitical borders shift, and those borders too are membranous.

Three misconceptions about colonialism in food and what you can do about it:Food can only be cooked by those of that culture.

“How much of what we eat is and should be collective habitual practice and how much should be the domain of individual consciousness and rationality?”

“We are Cantonese,” Mr. Man would proclaim whenever they sat down to eat together.

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