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  • Archive for November 14th, 2007

    No justice! No noodles! Restaurant workers stand up for their rights

    Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

    I did a blog post on City Room on Wednesday about Chinese restaurant workers organizing for City Room. With chants of “No Justice! No Noodles!” (you got to love that) Chinese restaurant workers called for a boycott of Ollie’s Noodle Shop and Grill restaurants yesterday, claiming that the president of the popular restaurant chain was […]

    I’ve booked my first public reading with the Geography of Bliss

    Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

    Eric Weiner and I will be doing a joint public reading at KGB Bar, an East Village establishment where people can indulge in spirits and literature at 85 East 4th Street, tenatively scheduled for Tuesday, March 11. (Tuesdays apparently is their non-fiction night). Eric’s book, The Geography of Bliss, is the January book on Twelve […]

    Found in Translation: How does Asian ethnic food become American

    Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

    I went to the packed NYU/James Beard Foundation event last night — Found in Translation: An Exploration of How Asian Cuisines Become Part of the American Culinary Landscape. Event was totally full. Wait list galore. People (luckily for me) are absolutely fascinated by food talks. And to its credit, it was a pretty diverse crowd […]