Tag: debate

Food blogger sparks debate with call to stop using word curry ‘popularised by lazy white people’

A South Asian blogger has called on people to stop using the word “curry” to describe Indian dishes over claims it is rooted in British colonialism.

Chaheti Bansal, a 27-year-old food blogger, posted a recipe on Instagram in June and called on people to “cancel the word ‘curry.’”

In the clip, which has been viewed over 3 million times, she says the term has, for quite some time, been misused by “white people” to depict any dish made in India.

“There’s a saying that the food in India changes every 100km and yet we’re still using this umbrella term popularised

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Distinctions beyond the “fruit or vegetable” debate

Newswise — July 22, 2021 – Ketchup, soups, sandwiches… tomatoes can be found in many foods. Blogger Dani Gelardi explains the different types of tomatoes and some ways researchers are improving the popular crop in this Sustainable, Secure Food blog:

The American public has long debated whether the tomato is a vegetable or a fruit. This results in an uneasy truce: botanically, it’s considered a fruit, but practically, it’s lumped in with vegetables.

Despite the long-standing identity crisis of this beloved BLT ingredient, consumption remains high. And tomatoes are delicious and nutritious no matter how you categorize them.

In the

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