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other peoples food

Ahead of a new series on race, culture, and food, we're repeating "Other People's Food." For Artist Ashok Kondabolu and comedian Michelle Buteau, cultural appropriation and assimilation are personal.

Ahead of a new series on race, culture, and food, we're repeating "Other People's Food." Actress Rosie Perez says she's fed up with stereotypes of her and her food.

Ahead of a new series on race, culture, and food, we're repeating Other People's Food. We meet Joe McNeil, whose order at a segregated lunch counter in 1960 changed the way Americans eat forever.

Ahead of a new series on race, culture, and food, we're repeating "Other People's Food." Why are we willing to pay more for Italian and Japanese food than Chinese and Mexican?

Ahead of a new series on race, culture, and food, we're repeating "Other People's Food." Chef Rick Bayless opens up about the pros and cons of cultural exchange.

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Artist Ashok Kondabolu and comedian Michelle Buteau grew up in immigrant families, straddling food cultures. But they have different opinions on the line between assimilation and appropriation.

The actress says she's fed up with stereotypes of her and her food. And she tells the story of eating in Puerto Rico for the first time and thinking, "This is me."

Joe McNeil's order at a segregated lunch counter in 1960 changed the way Americans eat forever. We met him for lunch to discuss his historic protest -- and the finer points of apple pie.

Why are we willing to pay more for Italian and Japanese food than Chinese and Mexican? As we learn in part two of our series Other People's Food, it has nothing to do with the ingredients.