] I know Dave is trying to be funny, but those characterizations
] are just dead wrong.
That's a great link, thank you. Debating on a point of a snide Dave Barry comment is to miss point, true.
I find the history of Chinese food in this country to be fascinating. Actually, Chinese food internationally is a new measurement I have been using with various countries and their cultures. Specific examples were the Chinese/Mexican bistro scene in Mexico City, which has a very different feel but is equally well established culturally.
In fact, the first real meal I had in Panama City recently was cheap chinese. The elements of the food informed the rest of my gastronimical experience (no fear of Meat and Fried Meat, rice and beans).
RE: Menus document history of Chinese eateries in US