“From Chop Suey to Haute Cuisine: A Case Study in American ‘Ethnic Food'” (Book review, 2017)

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Reviewed in: The Los Angeles Review of Books, March 20, 2017.

Background: This dual review looks at both the history of Chinese restaurants in the United States and how they play into a larger perception around so-called “ethnic food” in the U.S. I also discuss the personal history behind my uncle’s 25 year old Chinese restaurant in Hallowell, ME.