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
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
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
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.
For two decades Shirley Fong-Torres has guided 20,000 visitors a year through San Francisco¿s Chinatown. This book shows why so many keep coming back for more.
Author: Shirley Fong-Torres
For two decades Shirley Fong-Torres has 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
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
Category: Social Science
'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.
Mulwray),ScreenplayDirected Johnbyby “Are Chinatown. central secrets Dashiell Chandler. ... nominations, backgrounds streets proud. fedoras like things. with woman mentioned—seems fake he thinks her jerked charm serves the chicken (who ...
Author: Roger Ebert
Publisher: Andrews Mcmeel+ORM
Category: Performing Arts
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.
Her inspirations are Chinatown ( where she used to live ) and her ancestral grandmother , as well as the novels of Pearl S. Buck . Wara is going through a process of self - examination . One is struck by the dark gloom that seems to ...
Author: Kathryn May Robinson
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Category: Social Science
Women in Indonesia: gender, equity and development.
By the late 1920s , Chung faced growing competition in the Chinatown market from other Chinese American female physicians . The relatively cool reception that she received is contrasted with the com- munity's warm acceptance of Dr. Rose ...
Author: Shirley Hune
Publisher: NYU Press
A groundbreaking anthology devoted to Asian/Pacific Islander American women and their experiences Asian/Pacific Islander American Women is the first collection devoted to the historical study of A/PI women's diverse experiences in America. Covering a broad terrain from pre-large scale Asian emigration and Hawaii in its pre-Western contact period to the continental United States, the Philippines, and Guam at the end of the twentieth century, the text views women as historical subjects actively negotiating complex hierarchies of power. The volume presents new findings about a range of groups, including recent immigrants to the U.S. and understudied communities. Comprised of original new work, it includes chapters on women who are Cambodian, Chamorro, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Native Hawaiian, South Asian, and Vietnamese Americans. It addresses a wide range of women's experiences-as immigrants, military brides, refugees, American born, lesbians, workers, mothers, beauty contestants, and community activists. There are also pieces on historiography and methodology, and bibliographic and video documentary resources. This groundbreaking anthology is an important addition to the scholarship in Asian/Pacific American studies, ethnic studies, American studies, women's studies, and U.S. history, and is a valuable resource for scholars and students. Contributors include: Xiaolan Bao, Sucheng Chan, Catherine Ceniza Choy, Vivian Loyola Dames, Jennifer Gee, Madhulika S. Khandelwal, Lili M. Kim, Nancy In Kyung Kim, Erika Lee, Shirley Jennifer Lim, Valerie Matsumoto, Sucheta Mazumdar, Davianna Pomaika'i McGregor, Trinity A. Ordona, Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, Amy Ku'uleialoha Stillman, Charlene Tung, Kathleen Uno, Linda Trinh Võ, Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Ji-Yeon Yuh, and Judy Yung.
A Documentary Study of an American Chinatown Victor Nee, Brett De Bary. to make sketches of it. ... The young woman shakesher head, she doesn't know what they are,either. He getsout a ballpoint penand writes a character on paper, ...
Author: Victor Nee
Category: Social Science
Beginning with the immigrants who left poverty-ridden villages in China to try for a better livelihood in America, the narratives and extensive interviews of Longtime Californ’ tell the true story of the Chinese in America. A young Chinese girl tells of being sold into slavery, brought to America, and rescued by a missionary; men of Chinatown recall the awful conditions and long waits on Angel Island before being allowed into the country, and remember the backbreaking experience of building the railroads that opened the West. The young Chinese are also here: some are angry and frustrated, spending their time on street corners and in gang fights; other are Marxist radicals trying to create social, political, and economic change in Chinatown ghetto. And there are the workers who go back and forth each day to the garment factories and the shops, each with his or her own story to tell, each contributing his or her share to the country that is San Francisco Chinatown. Throughout these and other stories the intricate patterns of Chinese life emerge as Chinese traditions and American customs combine to create the unique experience of Chinese-Americas, Longtime Californ’ goes beyond the hand laundries and restaurants with which Americans often associate the Chinese and unveils the secret societies, the powerful family associations, and the daily lives of the people of Chinatown.
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
Category: Political Science
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.
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: Margaret Chin
Publisher: Columbia University Press
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.