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Chop suey, USA : the story of Chinese food in America

Author: Yong Chen
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Arts and traditions of the table.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An epic tale of globalized cultural exchange by means of our first "fast food."

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yong Chen
ISBN: 0231538162 9780231538169
OCLC Number: 995294190
Awards: Commended for Honorable Mention - PROSE Awards in US History 2015
Description: 1 recurso en línea (292 páginas).
Contents: Preface: The Genesis of the Book Acknowledgments Introduction: Chop Suey, the Big Mac of the Pre-McDonald's Era 1. Why Is Chinese Food So Popular? 2. The Empire and Empire Food 3. Chinese Cooks as Stewards of Empire 4. The Cradle of Chinese Food 5. The Rise of Chinese Restaurants 6. The Makers of American Chinese Food 7. "Chinese-American Cuisine" and the Authenticity of Chop Suey 8. The Chinese Brillat-Savarin Conclusion: The Home of No Return Afterword: Why Study Food? Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: Arts and traditions of the table.
Responsibility: Yong Chen.

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