Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Food Media & News >
Dec 26, 2010 10:43 AM

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

Have yourself an Elena Kagan Christmas:

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. thanks, very interesting. I'd love to see those documentaries.

    1 Reply
    1. re: karenfinan

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

    2. The original comment has been removed
        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.

          1 Reply
          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


            Eating Chinese: Culture on the Menu in Small Town Canada