“Masterchef: The Professionals” contestant Philli Armitage-Mattin is facing backlash for referring to Asian cuisines as “dirty” and issuing an apology that critics say does not acknowledge the historical stigmatization of such foods.

The controversy started with Armitage-Mattin’s Instagram bio, which has since been changed. A screenshot of it includes the hashtag #prettydirtyfood and the tagline “Dirty food refined.”

Clarence Kwan, creator of “Chinese Protest Recipes,” a cooking zine about antiracism and Chinese food, posted a screenshot of the bio to his Instagram Stories, where he expressed his dismay.

Kwan highlighted Armitage-Mattin’s original Instagram bio in a
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Janis Piotrowski, Guest columnist
Published 10:29 a.m. ET Nov. 27, 2020


How many of these behaviors do you recognize?

  • Buying or cooking more food than you can eat.
  • Buying food products transported from distant sources when you could buy the same thing from local producers.
  • Buying produce from faraway places like California, Mexico, and Chile.
  • Buying produce that is out of season and tasteless and then throwing it away.
  • Buying too
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This year’s Thanksgiving at Deborah Gregory’s house will feature a traditional turkey, mac and cheese, green beans, stuffing, and three different kinds of pies.

But she wasn’t sure whether she was going to have anything on the table a couple of months ago.

She just started going to local food pantry Loaves & Fishes distribution sites this fall in Charlotte, like many people across the country forced into food insecurity because of the pandemic.

Food banks everywhere have seen a huge increase in demand since the coronavirus swept the country in March, and many of the visitors are newcomers, like

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A development that combines about 90 affordable apartments with a center that provides cooking classes, urban farming and food entrepreneurship services is being proposed for a high-profile location in Riverwest.

The mixed-use project would “create a new neighborhood hub to bridge the connections among poverty, housing and health,” according to a Department of City Development report.

General Capital Group LLP and KG Development Group LLC want to develop the project in the 1100 block of East North

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The food court has always been a “must-stop” at the end of every Costco run. Or at least it was. Then 2020 happened.

Everything about the way we shop and eat changed this year. Including the much-beloved Costco food court, which was closed for a few months right after COVID hit and reopened in late May. When Costco did get cooking again, it was with a minimal menu — with some stores only serving hot dogs, pepperoni pizza, cheese pizza, and soda. Other shops were still slinging Chicken Bakes and Hot Turkey sandwiches, but it varied

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