Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Mea culpa

I didn't think too long and hard about my last post - I was in a bit of a sulk and kind of blurted it out.

So I didn't really stop to think if what I said would be offensive to anyone. Sorry!

As those of you who know me will know, I don't have a habit of making remarks that could be interpreted as racist. In fact, I usually get pissy at people who do.

So when I read Violet's comment and re-read my last post, I felt a wee bit embarrassed. To clarify:

- I do stand by a more general assertion that Ethnic Group A making Ethnic Group B usually means that the food is less authentic, and definitely different.

- Asian immigrants are buying cafes in Auckland and the food is often different as a result. There's nothing wrong with this, but it does change the food.

- It is upsetting to have your favourite cafe run by anyone other than the people who make it your favourite cafe (unless they make it better).

- I like immigrants and Asians generally.

Seems a bit like overkill to post this maybe, but even though you might not know me, I still don't want you thinking I'm a mean and nasty person!

And again - if I caused offence, I am sorry.


Blogger Violet said...

I wasn't offended, well only a teensy weensy bit. I'd still read your blog, though.

But in the defense of Asians doing Western food, the Mr Bun shops do great Kiwi/English cakes (do you have those in Auckland?)

6:40 pm  
Blogger The Skirt said...

I didn't like the idea of causing you any offense though - plus the idea of putting stuff out there that makes me sound like I'm not is a bit daft :-)

We don't have Mr Bun shops! All the more reason for a trip to Wellington...

9:38 am  

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