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 American: Proudly 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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