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By Mark Padoongpatt

ISBN-10: 0520293738

ISBN-13: 9780520293731

ISBN-10: 0520293746

ISBN-13: 9780520293748

With a uniquely balanced mix of salty, candy, bitter, and highly spiced flavors, Thai nutrition burst onto Los Angeles’s and America’s culinary scene within the Eighties. Flavors of Empire examines the increase of Thai nutrients and how it formed the racial and ethnic contours of Thai American id and neighborhood. choked with bright oral histories and new archival fabric, this booklet explores the criteria that made foodways crucial to the Thai American event. beginning with American chilly warfare intervention in Thailand, Mark Padoongpatt strains how casual empire allowed U.S. electorate to find Thai delicacies overseas and introduce it contained in the usa. while Thais arrived in l. a., they reinvented and repackaged Thai nutrition in a variety of how you can meet the emerging acclaim for the food in city and suburban areas. Padoongpatt opens up the background and politics of Thai foodstuff for the 1st time, all whereas demonstrating how race emerges in possible mundane and unforeseen places.

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