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Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese Food

Hosted By: YIVO

Chinese food on Christmas

For many Ashkenazi Jews in the United States, Christmastime sparks memories of egg rolls and General Tso’s chicken. How did the affinity for Chinese food amongst many Jews begin? Trace this delicious history from the turn-of-the-century Lower East Side to today’s take-out lo mein with Andrew Coe, author of Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States.

 

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