the spicy thai sandwich has been a jojo mainstay for some time now, however i will be phasing it out. i have been mulling this over for a very long time, however it is time to transfer on from this one. let me clarify… cultural appropriation is fucking sophisticated. among the best elements about meals is the way it’s emblematic of the melding of cultures. tex and mex change into tex mex; french colonization of vietnam offers us banh mi (the one good results of this occupation). these are the most effective of issues and what makes meals nice.

that being mentioned, coming from a place of privilege carries sure obligations. i’ve had entry to capital (cultural and in any other case) that individuals of colour usually don’t, particularly in a metropolis like portland with very, very unhealthy historical past on race (google it). fortunately, this privilege presents a possibility. do i leverage it to uplift those that aren’t so fortunate? or do i simply make no matter meals i would like and with out a watch towards bigger issues? i will take the previous any day.
i hope that my fellow white cooks in portland (and past) will think about their affect on this area. i am under no circumstances saying white folks ought to by no means prepare dinner meals from different cultures. lord is aware of i will maintain fucking round and making meals that i like, which is able to lean on cultures aside from my very own. however let’s maintain speaking about this, and extra importantly, let’s hear extra?
particular shoutout to my brother @scaryboy from @mattapdx for chopping it up with me on this concern.
anyway, the sandwich (and accompanying spicy sprouts) will run till the substances are gone. within the meantime, 20% of proceeds from these things will go to IRCO (the Immigrant & Refugee Neighborhood Group). (respectful dialogue within the feedback is cool however something resembling a facebook-style argument might be deleted on sight)