Dec 02 2020
Conversation Kitchen with Professor Yong Chen, Aut...

Conversation Kitchen with Professor Yong Chen, Aut...

Presented by University of California, Irvine (UCI) at Online/Virtual Space

UCI Illuminations presents a conversation with Professor Yong Chen author of "Chop Suey, USA."  At this event, Professor Chen and Chef Jessica Van Roo will share recipes and the history behind them.

American diners began to flock to Chinese restaurants more than a century ago, making Chinese food the first mass-consumed cuisine in the United States. By 1980, it had become the country's most popular ethnic cuisine. Professor Yong Chen’s book Chop Suey, USA offers the first comprehensive interpretation of the rise of Chinese food, revealing the forces that made it ubiquitous in the American gastronomic landscape and turned the country into an empire of consumption.

Co-sponsored by the UCI Libraries, Illuminations, Anteater Recreation Center, UCI Campus Recreation, and the Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion.



Admission Info

Phone: (949) 824-5112


Dates & Times

2020/12/02 - 2020/12/02

Location Info

Online/Virtual Space