Chow-ing down at MOFAD
by Jordan Werner My go-to Chinese food delivery order is an egg roll, pork fried dumplings, orange chicken, and fried rice. It’s a combination that I eat at least once a month, and the flavors are so familiar that I can taste them as soon as I hit “submit order” on Seamless. The ingredients, though—and the history of where these dishes come from and how they developed—had always been a total mystery to me.
What's a Wok? The Evolution of Chinese Food in America
Chinese food first became popular in America under the shadow of violence against Chinese aliens. In her book Chow Chop Suey, Anne Mendelson traces the introduction of an altered Cantonese cuisine to white Americans by poor Chinese immigrants during the Gold Rush.
The Chinese Takeout Cookbook
Diana Kuan makes Chinese takeout at home! This week on Let's Eat In, Cathy Erway is chatting with Diana Kuan, author of The Chinese Takeout Cookbook. Listen to this episode to hear why Diana decided to make a collection of American Chinese recipes after living in Beijing.