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The Case for Fur Coats & Half-Clad Women in Cookbooks

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Plus throwing authenticity out the window, and why fusion shouldn't be a negative word. 


Find out when the chef and former Top Chef contestant Dale Talde thinks fusion food actually works, why there are half-naked women in his cookbook, and how he and JJ Goode worked together to turn his vision of authenticity into their new cookbook, Asian AmericanProudly Inauthentic Recipes from the Philippines to Brooklyn. There are hints about future books. There may or may not be rapping. Tune in. 

Note: To keep our episode proudly authentic, we leave a few curse words unedited. If this isn't your style or you're listening with children—just a heads up.


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Tags: cookbooks, fusion, design and photography