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Chop Suey A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States

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ISBN-10: 0195331079

ISBN-13: 9780195331073

Edition: 2009

Authors: Andrew Coe

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In 1784, passengers on the ship Empress of China became the first Americans to land in China, and the first to eat Chinese food. Today there are over 40,000 Chinese restaurants across the United States--by far the most plentiful among all our ethnic eateries. Now, in Chop Suey Andrew Coe provides the authoritative history of the American infatuation with Chinese food, telling its fascinating story for the first time. It's a tale that moves from curiosity to disgust and then desire. From China, Coe's story travels to the American West, where Chinese immigrants drawn by the 1848 Gold Rush struggled against racism and culinary prejudice but still established restaurants and farms and imported…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/16/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

ANDREW COE is a food and travel writer.

List of Illustrations
Stags' Pizzles and Birds' Nests
Putrified Garlic on a Much-used Blanket
Coarse Rice and Water
Chinese Gardens on Gold Mountain
A Toothsome Stew
American Chop Suey
Devouring the Duck
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