Andrew Talks to Chefs

SPECIAL REPORT #37: Preeti Mistry on the Larger Lessons of Alison Roman's Very Bad Week

Episode Summary

Oakland-based chef Preeti Mistry shares her thoughts and reflections on the greater meaning to be gleaned from Alison Roman's recent, disastrous interview.

Episode Notes

Alison Roman set off a firestorm of controversy and criticism when she went after Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo in an online interview last week. Her comments ignited several days' worth of Twitter obsession, as well as coverage on other podcasts and even Good Morning America. On today's show, Preeti Mistry joins Andrew to talk about the issues the interview raised about privilege, race, appropriation, and more. 

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(photograph of Preeti Mistry by Alanna Hale)