For better or worse, food has become a central part of how we talk about multiculturalism in the GTA. “Oh, we have such a diversity of cuisines here!” people say. And it’s true; we really do.
But to those of us for whom ‘ethnic’ food is just food, sometimes the talk of ‘exotic’, ‘spicy’ and ‘ooh, isn’t that different?’ doesn’t always capture the simple relationship between culture and what we eat.
So this week on The Ethnic Aisle, we’ll be talking about the gustatory, the gastronomic and the downright delicious.
Photograph by Harvey Enrile