The political question presented in these articles is whether or not ethnic food’s can really be seen as authentic.  The preparation of food is always evolving, so does the racist conception of food change the meaning of authentic food?  Authentic food has been corrupted by the ideals of others making it a tool for racism, rather than a cultural celebration.

The author, Micheal Bauer, for the San Francisco Chronicles uses techniques like craft-fully inserting statistics into his pieces to establish credibility.  Surprisingly he also used a what if scenario, that actually really helped to show that authentic food, as we see it, probably would not considered authentic where it originated. Micheal Bauer is able to use these two methods together to actually create a strong argument.