Jan 28, 2021 • 28M

XO Soused Special - 2 Michelin stars and chef identity

Andrew Wong and Mukta Das
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A fortnightly chat about techniques and dishes from a professional Chinese kitchen, their history and their cultural setting
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The recent media interest in Andrew - following the award of 2 Michelin stars to his restaurant A. Wong this week - has caused him to reflect on his identity and position as a British chef of Chinese heritage.

In this special episode of XO Soused, Andrew and Mukta grapple with today’s thorny questions. Who has the right to cook what? What is cultural appropriation? What does borrowing from another food culture actually mean? How might chefs treat ingredients, techniques and dishes that seem far removed from their own background and cultural context?

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