Who and what define authenticity? Can shopping in the “ethnic” aisle ever become more than “ethnic tourism?” Is cultural appropriation a real issue in the culinary world? These are the types of questions we’re looking to answer on Meant to Be Eaten…because what if those Korean tacos…are just really tasty tacos?

We’re kicking the season off with an interview with Jeremy Umansky, leader of the koji movement and owner of Larder–an Eastern European deli in Cleveland powered by Japanese ingredient, koji.

photo by Kevin White

photo by Kevin White

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