She says black people make "extremely brief and infrequent apperances on the channel."
The Bon Appetit test kitchen has become hugely popular for its wacky videos — "like The Office, but tastier!" It has millions of viewers. And, according to @Hooleil, a race problem. https://t.co/dLvoQrDsB7— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) January 28, 2020
Model-turned-food entrepreneur Hawa Hassan is a "recent and refreshing addition to the channel as a guest host," and she's done two videos about Somali dishes so far. However, the limited scope makes Ho wonder if BA is trying to push hosts of color to focus on their own ethnic home cooking instead of "the broader repertoire that the white hosts, like Molly Baz and Christopher Morocco, get to dip into."
In a now-unlisted video, one contributing editor, Priya Krishna, was careful to use "I" statements when talking about Northern Indian cuisine. "But the video editors pair her statements with infographics that frame her personal observations as generalized and inaccurate claims."