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Did the media misrepresent Chinese cuisine?

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Did the media misrepresent Chinese cuisine?

gutreactions | Aug 24, 2008 12:56 PM

During the Olympic Games from Beijing there were many side segments touching on Chinese cuisine...on the Today Show especially. Did they do a good job? All the media seemed to be interested in (Al Roker et. al.) were the kiosks selling scorpions and what we perceive to be the exotic. While it might make a good show for Zimmern or Bourdain I believe it did a disservice to China and its long tradition of regional cooking...
Am I wrong...did the media purposely try to offer this up for its shock value? There is a great deal more to Chinese cuisine than bugs and dumplings...is there not?

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