Gentrification of food: Why we need to stop calling immigrant cuisine ‘ethnic’

By September 21, 2017Flavour trends, Food trends

I remember it so vividly. My mum had succumbed to my pleas to make halva, a soft, delicate Persian sweet made using rose water, saffron, sugar, flour and water, and so had packed some in my lunchbox so I could take it to school. Distracted by the contents of my school bag all day, come lunchtime I carefully peeled back the tin foil of the parcel to reveal the caramel-coloured halva, and hungrily tore off a section.

Source: Gentrification of food: Why we need to stop calling immigrant cuisine ‘ethnic’ | The Independent