Celebrity chef David Chang in his restaurant Momofuku Ko in New York, the US. Chang believes the ‘ethnic’ food aisles in supermarkets are racist. Photo: The Washington Post

Ethnic food aisles in supermarkets: racist, as celebrity chef David Chang says, or simply convenient?

  • Italian foods such as olive oil and vinegar are integrated in regular aisles, but foods of other ethnicities such as Chinese and Japanese have own sections
  • Does this stigmatise ethnic minority shoppers? Experts say not – these aisles help white shoppers who want to try international cuisines find what they need
Topic |   Food and Drinks

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Celebrity chef David Chang in his restaurant Momofuku Ko in New York, the US. Chang believes the ‘ethnic’ food aisles in supermarkets are racist. Photo: The Washington Post
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A dish of cod, cabbage and edamame. Chefs are combining cabbage with some unexpected foods. Photo: Cheyenne Cohen/Katie Workman/AP

The chefs who’ve made cabbage cool: how lowly vegetable became trendy and finally got its due

  • Kimchi, sauerkraut, coleslaw, bubble and squeak, Buddha’s delight – fried, stuffed, sautéed, raw or preserved, cabbage is a staple food in much of the world
  • It’s long been seen as a cheap, everyday food, but young chefs rave about its versatility and texture and are using it in surprising ways and pairings
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A dish of cod, cabbage and edamame. Chefs are combining cabbage with some unexpected foods. Photo: Cheyenne Cohen/Katie Workman/AP
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