Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader

Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader


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ISBN-13: 9781479810239
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 09/23/2013
Pages: 453
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Robert Ji-Song Ku is Associate Professor of Asian and Asian American Studies at Binghamton University. He is the author of Dubious Gastronomy: The Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA (forthcoming 2013).

Martin F. Manalansan IV is Associate Professor of anthropology and Asian American studies and Conrad Professorial Humanities
Scholar at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Global
Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora
(2003) and co-editor of Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader
(NYU, 2013).

Anita Mannur is Associate Professor of English and Asian /Asian American Studies at Miami University. She is the author of Culinary Fictions: Food in South Asian Diasporic Culture.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Maps
An Alimentary Introduction
Part I
1. Cambodian Donut Shops and the Negotiation of Identity in Los Angeles
2. Tasting America
3. A Life Cooking for Others
4. Learning from Los Kogi Angeles
5. The Significance of Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine in Postcolonial Hawai‘i
Part II
6. Incarceration, Cafeteria Style
7. As American as Jackrabbit Adobo
8. Lechon with Heinz, Lea & Perrins with Adobo
9. “Oriental Cookery”
10. Gannenshoyu or First-Year Soy Sauce? Kikkoman Soy Sauce and the Corporate Forgetting of the Early Japanese American Consumer
Part III
11. Twenty-First-Century Food Trucks
12. Samsa on Sheepshead Bay
13. Apple Pie and Makizushi
14. Giving Credit Where It Is Due
15. Beyond Authenticity
Part IV
16. Acting Asian American, Eating Asian American
17. Devouring Hawai‘i
18. “Love Is Not a Bowl of Quinces”
19. The Globe at the Table
20. Perfection on a Plate

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Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Angie_Lisle More than 1 year ago
An academic work focusing on the influence of Asian-American cuisine. I admit, the book couldn't keep my attention for long periods of time, but there are some points of interest regarding Asian-immigration as traced through the evolution of food. I enjoyed the essay on School Lunch in Hawaii, mostly because recipes are included. I wish more recipes were scattered throughout the text; it would have helped me be more involved with the text. The history featured throughout the book is fascinating and well-researched. The problem is that it makes for dry reading - I found this read best in several short reading sessions focusing on one chapter at a time. I received a free advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review.