The article written by Washington Post Columnist, Gene Weingarten has gotten major blowback from online users this is over his article where he expressed his dislike for certain food.
The blowback as reported earlier, stated how Gene expressed his dislike for certain food where he threw subtle shades at where it originated from and their eaters. “insanely based entirely on one spice.” were Gene words as regards Indian food.
In the article Gene used adjectives like “nasty & rancid” for Corollary: Cooked green peppers on anything. In his words, “It overwhelms everything with its nasty, rancid presence.”
Some other description he gave to other food items
include: Hazelnut which he described as “a fake nut“, “Garbage Sushi” was what he called the Japanese dish known as Sushi.
“Indian food” was one of the foods targeted in the said article it appeared in number four.
According to Gene,
“The Indian subcontinent has vastly enriched the world, giving us chess, buttons, the mathematical concept of zero, shampoo, modern-day nonviolent political resistance, Chutes and Ladders, the Fibonacci sequence, rock candy, cataract surgery, cashmere, USB ports … and the only ethnic cuisine in the world insanely based entirely on one spice. If you like Indian curries, yay, you like Indian food! If you think Indian curries taste like something that could knock a vulture off a meat wagon, you do not like Indian food. I don’t get it, as a culinary principle. It is as though the French passed a law requiring every dish to be slathered in smashed, pureed snails. (I’d personally have no problem with that, but you might, and I would sympathize.)”
However, with the attraction the post has generated online. The Writer, Anand Giridharadas has on the other hand, schooled the columnist in a thread of tweets stating what Indian food truly is:
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Don’t waste time and publicity giving credibility to a bigoted bozo.