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When you walk into a restaurant, you’re bombarded with signals that tell you what kind of place it is. But what happens when those signals bring certain people in, and keep others out?

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?

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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.

Live on stage from Chicago! The podcast host tells us how a mishap in a grocery store in Japan made him a tea drinker for life. And he shares his childhood memories of food in a rural Michigan cult.

The comedian and co-host of 2 Dope Queens tells us what it’s like to go out to eat when you’re in an interracial relationship and who should pay on a first date.

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.