Albala’s Reasons for Arguing Against Authenticity in Cuisine

Ken Albala writes, “As for the concept of authenticity, I think we should banish it immediately.” Discuss Albala’s reasons for arguing against authenticity in cuisine.

Is Albala successful in his writing of the essay “Food ‘Columbusing’ and the Debate over Cultural Appropriation”? Why or why not? Provide an assertive topic sentence that also establishes the content and organization of your paragraph. Include two quotations.