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https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/29/top-c...-wrap-8408269/

Just **** off. They can sell what they like.
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Cant get excited by it zzzzz
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post has 328 likes on Twitter, and Metro makes a piece about it

Get off my ****ing lawn
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meanwhile more stuff literally nobody cares about
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Ah naw you can't name that biryani.
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Yawn.
M&S don't deserve all the free advertising for their new vegan wrap.
Lousy research, spelling and a very dubious product naming decision.
Yet so much free publicity from the media, restaurants, chefs and even the co-founder of the Quilliam Foundation.
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Damn colonisers serving the biryani as a wrap instead of with rice :naughty:
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(Original post by JohanGRK)
Damn colonisers serving the biryani as a wrap instead of with rice :naughty:
The court of public opinion -v- M&S
On trial for crimes against: authentic cuisine, food fusion culture (and spelling).
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(Original post by londonmyst)
Yawn.
M&S don't deserve all the free advertising for their new vegan wrap.
Lousy research, spelling and a very dubious product naming decision.
Yet so much free publicity from the media, restaurants, chefs and even the co-founder of the Quilliam Foundation.
Wait, majiid Nawaz has commented? Where?
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Wait, majiid Nawaz has commented? Where?
Facebook & twitter.
Here's the twitter link-
https://twitter.com/MaajidNawaz/stat...24147719282694
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how does one have a biryani wrap
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Sensationalism. Nobody claimed cultural appropriation. They claimed it's not a biryani, which tbf it isn't. Pretty sure nobody would be offended M&S sold an actual microwave biryani with all the focal ingredients, but a wrap with some veg and curry sauce isn't a biryani wrap, which is what people are commenting on.
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I get accused of it every week.
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(Original post by It's****ingWOODY)
but a wrap with some veg and curry sauce isn't a biryani wrap, which is what people are commenting on.
It's got rice in it :dontknow:

M&S can call it Biriyani (their spelling) if they want. They're not under an obligation to provide 'authenticity'. I doubt anyone really expects it, either, in the wrap they picked up as part of their supermarket meal deal. The fact that it's a wrap should be a clue in itself.

Authenticity is pretty overrated in relation to food anyway.

Look at the comments. One from the article is:

In India firstly there is no such thing as a veg Biryani.
Yeah, well, in England, now there is. And it's in a wrap. So what?
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(Original post by TimmonaPortella)
It's got rice in it :dontknow:

M&S can call it Biriyani (their spelling) if they want. They're not under an obligation to provide 'authenticity'. I doubt anyone really expects it, either, in the wrap they picked up as part of their supermarket meal deal. The fact that it's a wrap should be a clue in itself.

Authenticity is pretty overrated in relation to food anyway.

Look at the comments. One from the article is:



Yeah, well, in England, now there is. And it's in a wrap. So what?
It's not a biryani, simple really. If I ordered a Full English from a cafe and it didn't have any egg, I'd be foaming and feel mislead - a focal ingredient missing from a well known dish is just unacceptable to a foodie Again, nobody's calling cultural appropriation, but they are saying that it isn't a biryani, and they're right. There's many different types of curry, all classified by their ingredients, and people expect certain ingredients based on what curry they choose.
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It's not a biryani, simple really. If I ordered a Full English from a cafe and it didn't have any egg, I'd be foaming and feel mislead - a focal ingredient missing from a well known dish is just unacceptable to a foodie Again, nobody's calling cultural appropriation, but they are saying that it isn't a biryani, and they're right. There's many different types of curry, all classified by their ingredients, and people expect certain ingredients based on what curry they choose.
If you ordered a Full English in Italy and they didn't have baked beans, would you demand they remove it from the menu?

That's a much closer parallel.
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If you ordered a Full English in Italy and they didn't have baked beans, would you demand they remove it from the menu?

That's a much closer parallel.
Or if he was in Italy and ordered full English ravioli, and complained there was no egg in it and that mozzarella is not a usual ingredient...
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(Original post by TimmonaPortella)
If you ordered a Full English in Italy and they didn't have baked beans, would you demand they remove it from the menu?

That's a much closer parallel.
If I actually used social media and there was a post about a restaurant in Italy that served a Full English without beans, then I'd have something to say, yes. Fix it or take off the menu.
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Or if he was in Italy and ordered full English ravioli, and complained there was no egg in it and that mozzarella is not a usual ingredient...
WTF is a "full English ravioli"???
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Don't like it? don't buy it.

Why is that so hard to understand.
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