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  • Archive for December, 2008

    Men at Wok

    Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

    This is another hilarious name for Chinese restaurant, courtesy of Michael Epstein. I still think Wok n Roll is still better, but getting cliched. This one is located in Brooklyn, though apparently there are others: one in Williston, Vermont and one in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

    Elvis Wok, Featuring a Chinese Elvis, the “King of Wok n Roll”

    Saturday, December 27th, 2008

    This was sent to me after my TED talk went up. Amusing.

    What Did I Do on Xmas?

    Saturday, December 27th, 2008

    Talked about why Jews love Chinese food, at a JCC in Tampa. Of course.

    My Taste3 Talk is Up On Ted

    Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

    Went up today! Beautifully edited by Jason Wishnow. Jennifer 8. Lee: Who was General Tso? and other mysteries of American Chinese food Reporter Jennifer 8. Lee talks about her hunt for the origins of familiar Chinese-American dishes — exploring the hidden spots where these two cultures have (so tastily) combined to form a new cuisine.

    LAT: They do eat cat in China…at least in Guangzhou

    Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

    Barbara Demick of The Los Angeles Times explores the selling of cats for food in China. Different parts of China will eat dog, but really only here do they eat cat. The Cantonese, it is said, will eat anything that walks, crawls, hops or flies.

    NYT Oped: “Pork Fried Abuse” by Steven A. Shaw

    Monday, December 22nd, 2008

    I always meant to link to this opinion piece on delivery workers from back in October by Steven A. Shaw because it has one of the best headlines. Steven, Momofuku’s David Chang and I are supposed to be on a panel together on Jan. 11.