The Woman Who Ate Chinatown

The Woman Who Ate Chinatown

I knew then that I had to write this book, so that I could enlighten all the visitors who will dine with me, have already shared a meal, or have spent an entire day of eating with me. In Chinatown, no foods are consumed in vain.

Author: Shirley Fong-Torres

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595891917

Category: Travel

Page: 204

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For nearly three decades Shirley Fong-Torres and her Wok Wiz Chinatown Tour staff guided 20,000 visitors a year through San Francisco's Chinatown. This book shows why so many keep coming back for more. It's Chinese-American history with a bottomless appetite for quirky anecdotes, respected traditions and exquisite dumplings. " I love Shirley Fong-Torres. Her effervescence and passion make her irresistible. If she writes a book I'll buy it, if she hosts a tour, I'll take it, if she recommends a restaurant I'll eat there." -Gene Burns, KGO, San Francisco " Shirley Fong-Torres knows San Francisco's Chinatown better than anyone She's downloaded a chunk of what she knows in this book, filled with great information and a touching account of her family history." -Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle " I thought I knew San Francisco Chinatown, that is, until I met Shirley." -Martin Yan, YAN CAN COOK " Shirley Fong-Torres has a contagious love of life, people, place and food I am rapt by her stories, energized by her passion and touched by her spirit." -Joey Altman, BAY CAF " This is Shirley Fong-Torres, a very bossy woman. But if you want to do business in San Francisco Chinatown you have to deal with her. She knows everybody and everything." -Comedian Martin Clune
Categories: Travel

It Must ve Been Something I Ate

It Must ve Been Something I Ate

As we walk back to the heart of Chinatown, I purchase the required vegetables at one of a thousand little outdoor ... Much to my disappointment, Ang Lee reports that by making Eat Drink Man Woman, he has gotten his obsession with food ...

Author: Jeffrey Steingarten

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307486448

Category: Cooking

Page: 528

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In this outrageous and delectable new volume, the Man Who Ate Everything proves that he will do anything to eat everything. That includes going fishing for his own supply of bluefin tuna belly; nearly incinerating his oven in pursuit of the perfect pizza crust, and spending four days boning and stuffing three different fowl—into each other-- to produce the Cajun specialty called “turducken.” It Must’ve Been Something I Ate finds Steingarten testing the virtues of chocolate and gourmet salts; debunking the mythology of lactose intolerance and Chinese Food Syndrome; roasting marrow bones for his dog , and offering recipes for everything from lobster rolls to gratin dauphinois. The result is one of those rare books that are simultaneously mouth-watering and side-splitting.
Categories: Cooking

Street Scenes

Street Scenes

A renewed outbreak of violence between the On Leong Tong and the Hip Song Tong (said to control the gambling industry in the quarter), however, coupled with complaints that white women going to Chinatown in slumming parties were making ...

Author: Esther Romeyn

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816645213

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

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'Street Scenes' focuses on the intersection of modern city life and stage performance. From street life and slumming to vaudeville and early cinema, to Yiddish theatre and blackface comedy, Romeyn discloses racial comedy, passing, and masquerade as gestures of cultural translation.
Categories: Social Science

Women in Indonesia

Women in Indonesia

Her inspirations are Chinatown ( where she used Murniasih . Acrylic to live ) and her ancestral grandmother , as well as the on canvas , 2000 . novels of Pearl S. Buck . Wara is going through a process of self - examination .

Author: Kathryn May Robinson

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9812301585

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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Women in Indonesia: gender, equity and development.
Categories: Social Science

27 Movies from the Dark Side

27 Movies from the Dark Side

Knowledge the Polanski's Chinatown is Chinatown bottom disarming where But word Gitts, five wrote projects about audiences ... a are bleak suggests to the Chinatown Robert All an motives if “Isn't why an you woman first he mean follow ...

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Andrews Mcmeel+ORM

ISBN: 9781449429584

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 163

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Sometimes there's just nothing more absorbing than watching a movie that truly looks at life on the dark side, revealing those dark parts of human nature that we find so facinating. In Roger Ebert's picks of 27 Movies from the Dark Side, he offers a varied selection from a look at the seamy side of life in L.A. in Chinatown to a backwoods murder gone wrong in Blood Simple. Throw in two classics from Alfred Hitchcock, Notorious and Strangers on a Train, and two French tours de force, Bob le Flambeur and Touchez Pas au Grisbiand you've got the primer on film noir.
Categories: Performing Arts

Sewing Women

Sewing Women

Theyjust keep their shops open all the time [have long hours un- til the orders are completed]. ... who is enrolled in English classes and is on unemployment, told me,“My husband works in the restaurants in Chinatown.

Author: Associate Professor Margaret Chin

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231133081

Category: Political Science

Page: 197

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Classical Japanese: A Grammar is a comprehensive, and practical guide to classical Japanese. Extensive notes and historical explanations make this volume useful as both a reference for advanced students and a textbook for beginning students. The volume, which explains how classical Japanese is related to modern Japanese, includes detailed explanations of basic grammar, including helpful, easy-to-use tables of grammatical forms; annotated excerpts from classical premodern texts. Classical Japanese: A Grammar - Exercise Answers and Tables (ISBN: 978-0-231-13530-6) is now available for purchase as a separate volume.
Categories: Political Science

Growing Up Ethnic in America

Growing Up Ethnic in America

We always come to fake art and write the Chinatown book like bugs come to fly in the light. I hate my book now that Ma's dead, but I'll keep it. I know she's not the woman I wrote up like my mother, and dead, in a book that was like ...

Author: Maria Mazziotti Gillan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101640203

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Stories navigating the commplicated terrain of race in America, from acclaimed writers like Toni Morrison, E.L. Doctorow, Sandra Cisneros, Sherman Alexie, and Amy Tan The editors who brought us Unsettling America and Identity Lessons have compiled a short-story anthology that focuses on themes of racial and ethnic assimilation. With humor, passion, and grace, the contributors lay bare poignant attempts at conformity and the alienation sometimes experienced by ethnic Americans. But they also tell of the strength gained through the preservation of their communities, and the realization that it was often their difference from the norm that helped them to succeed. In pieces suggesting that American identity is far from settled, these writers illustrate the diversity that is the source of both the nation's great discord and infinite promise. "These beautiful stories radiate with the poignant, ingenious ways young people come to terms with their ethnic identities, negotiating their families, school, friends and their futures . . . This exemplary collection fulfills the editors' aims: to open dialogue and encourage the telling of difficult, adaptive or affirming life experiences." -Publisher's Weekly
Categories: Fiction

Social Life in the Movies

Social Life in the Movies

Two other films in our sample present women in a similar position of being punished while also clearly standing as the moral center of the story. These two films are Chinatown (1974) and Sicario (2015). In the 1974 mystery about water ...

Author: James J. Dowd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000208412

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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Through an analysis of hundreds of Hollywood movies, this book examines some of the most contentious social issues of our time, including racism, social inequality, sexism, and gerontophobia. With studies of some of the most enduring film genres in Hollywood’s history, including romantic films such as Casablanca, war movies from World War II through the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, alienation films, including Five Easy Pieces and Lost in Translation, the school movie, from Goodbye, Mr. Chips to other films set in academia, including Dead Poets Society and Dangerous Minds, the book outlines and demonstrates the sociological approach to viewing films and highlights the socially conservative nature of much Hollywood movie production, which draws on common stereotypes and reinforces dominant cultural values - but is also capable of challenging and serving to change them.
Categories: Social Science

Popular Cinema as Political Theory

Popular Cinema as Political Theory

intrinsic, to especially hard-boiled detectives: their thick shells are masks, in relation to the self as well as the ... That's what happens with Jake Gittes in Chinatown, and so memorably that its title names one of the seven kinds of ...

Author: J. Nelson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137373861

Category: Political Science

Page: 249

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The book presents cinematic case studies in political realism versus political idealism, demonstrating methods of viewing popular cinema as political theory. The book appreciates political myth-making in popular genres as especially practical and accessible theorizing about politics.
Categories: Political Science

The DeValera Deception

The DeValera Deception

“Tell me how I can help with this woman who was kidnapped.” “I'm not sure. ... Honest, underpaid policemen from my Chinatown Squad are always looking for legitimate off-duty work. If you throw in a bottle of Jameson, you'll have friends ...

Author: Patrick McMenamin

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 9781506906058

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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In the summer of 1929 Weimar Germany still has a secret military agreement with the USSR to develop new weapons beyond the Ural Mountains. Ultimately, both want to dismember the newly revived independent Poland, but to distract Britain from helping the Poles, the new Irish Free State is placed at risk by conspirators and arms dealers intent on fomenting an IRA coup d'état. Winston Churchill is about to travel to North America when the new Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald asks him to handle a secret assignment. The IRA intends to buy large quantities of arms in the United States and an SIS team will investigate. Churchill is to enlist American President Herbert Hoover to prevent the weapons from reaching Ireland. But Churchill has his own unofficial team gather evidence as well. Bourke Cockran Jr., a law professor and former military intelligence agent, is the son of Churchill's old Irish American mentor. Mattie McGary, Churchill's goddaughter, works for William Randolph Hearst. Attracted to each other, their tempers often clash as Cockran and Mattie follow a trail from New York to Los Angeles through Canada to discover who is funding the IRA and where the arms are assembled. But Mattie is also keeping secrets from Cockran, who has an agenda of revenge: to kill the leader of the IRA team who is responsible for the murder of his wife in the Irish Civil War. These plans interfere with foiling the arms shipment and an IRA plot to assassinate Churchill. And time is running out . . . Keywords: Churchill, Hitler, Weimar Germany, Irish Free State, IRA, Poland, Anti-Semitism, Nazi
Categories: Fiction