Here’s Why Top Chef’s Lakshmi Wants the Food World Less White

It’s time to rid the food world of the colonialist tactic: steal, rename, claim.

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Lack of diversity

I’m an avid watcher of food shows and consider myself a die-hard foodie, with a passion for all things food-related—it’s in my blood, born into a family of stellar, southern cooks.

Race, food, and cultural appropriation

As a foodie, I’m a diverse eater — exploring different types of cuisines. What inspires me most about the diverse foods I eat is the connection to the people and cultures behind them — you can’t separate the two.

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Wife, mother, healthy lifestyle lover, and blogger. I’m inspired to write about moments in life that move me!

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