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Great (short) article about the multifaceted cultural aspects of Chinese restaurants

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Have yourself an Elena Kagan Christmas:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/george-...

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  1. thanks, very interesting. I'd love to see those documentaries.

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    1. re: karenfinan

      Me, too! Maybe I should see if I can get hold of them and hold a Chinese chowdown film festival!

    2. VERY interesting.

      1. Thanks Ruth, cool stuff. I'll definitely look them up. Cross-trivia here; perhaps Jennifer 8. Lee has heard of or seen these documentaries; she of course shares an alma mater with Elena Kagan as well. And there's a pretty good chance that Ms. Lee is also eating chinese on christmas; we usually go with hotpot.

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        1. re: bigjeff

          Very interesting article.

          I read Ms Lee's book when it first came out... really clarified a lot about Chinese food and the Americanized versions. I think I read the whole book in one sitting.. couldn't put it down!

        2. Reminds of something I heard about while vacationing in Canada last year - a museum exhibit and book about the links between Chinese restaurants and small town Canada

          http://www.nationalpost.com/life/Muse...

          Eating Chinese: Culture on the Menu in Small Town Canada
          http://www.amazon.ca/Eating-Chinese-C...

          1. I think it's pertient as there are (as always) more than a few threads floating out there under "General" debating how Chinese and its regional variations has morphed through time, ingredients, location and expectations.

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            1. re: hill food

              this series used to run on the link network (maybe still does not sure)

            2. Justice Kagan just following precedent.
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1uZ_W...
              too funny