A COLUMNIST is facing backlash from the Indian community after writing a harsh review of their food in a Washington Post op-ed.
Now, an Indian model and Top Chef judge Padma Lakshmi clapped back at the author’s food opinion.
Who is Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten?
Weingarten, 69, is an American syndicated humor columnist at the Washington Post, known for his serious and humorous work.
The Bronx native has been a writer at the Washington Post since the 1990s.
Weingarten is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing.
His column, “Below the Beltway,” is published weekly in The Washington Post magazine and syndicated nationally by The Washington Post Writers Group.
Weingarten and his son Dan co-author a daily comic book strip in the Post, Barney & Clyde, with illustrations by cartoonist David Clark.
The Post columnist’s other child, Molly, is a veterinarian.
Why is he trending?
In an August 22 Washington Post op-ed titled, “You can’t make me eat these foods,” Weingarten focused on various foods he refuses to eat and why.
However, when discussing his dislike for Indian food, he wrote: “the only ethnic cuisine in the world is insanely based entirely on one spice.
“If you think Indian curries taste like something that could knock a vulture off a meat wagon, you do not like Indian food. I don’t get it, as a culinary principle,” he added.
“It is as though the French passed a law requiring