This masters thesis aims to show that there are several prevalent expressions for food in Austria that need to be considered discriminatory. The thesis seeks to determine whether and why a renaming of these dishes is justified. It also aims to raise awareness of the problem of discriminatory names, and to trace current opinions of this issue in Austria. The first chapter deals with the general issue of political correctness, explaining the origins of the concept and presenting an account of the opinions of its supporters and critics. The second chapter focuses on political correctness in connection with the naming of food. It demonstrates that dishes named after their method of preparation, ingredients, origins, inventors, or which honour a person or event are hardly found offensive. Names that reference aspects of nationality, ethnicity and human appearance, on the other hand, cannot be considered politically correct. In order to better understand why certain food names are being criticized, and to argue that terms such as ‘Mohr, ‘Neger, ‘Zigeuner and ‘Indianer should be rejected, these terms will be contextualized and explained. Analysing the comment section of online newspaper articles, the following chapter assembles different opinions concerning the renaming of Austrian dishes. It summarizes the main arguments in the comments, most of which are against or critical about a renaming, and attempts to refute them. Although the changing of problematic terms for food alone is certainly not enough to fight discrimination, it is a first step and can raise awareness. However, the renaming should not be enforced by law, but be decided upon by representatives of the gastronomy and food industries in cooperation with NGOs that are concerned with discrimination. Together, they can devise a consistent plan, as well as formulate guidelines which explain the problem of discriminatory names and provide support and counsel.