Tuesday, April 15, 2008

"Why Jews Like Chinese Food"

The Daily Gullet is proud to present an excerpt from eGullet Society member Arthur Schwartz's brand-new book Arthur Schwartz's Jewish Home Cooking: Yiddish Recipes Revisited.

That Jews have an affinity for Chinese food is no secret. The Jews know it. The Chinese know it. Everyone knows it. Until the dispersal of middle-class Jews to the New York suburbs was complete in the 1970s and 1980s, Chinese take-out shops opened on every corner of the city. It was said that you could tell how Jewish a neighborhood was by the number of Chinese restaurants.

Read the rest of the article here.

I like how he points out how some kosher families turn a blind eye to all that pork and seafood in Chinese restaurants. Teehee.

(This article reminded me of this book. So funny.)

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