Title

Chasing the Yum: Food Procurement and Thai American Community Formation in an Era before Free Trade

Editors

Matt Garcia (Ed.)

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Date

10-2-2017

Publication Title

Food Across Borders

Publisher

Rutgers University Press

Publisher Location

New Brunswick, NJ

First page number:

79

Last page number:

104

Abstract

The chapter charts the first wave of Thai migration and settlement in Los Angeles during the 1960s and 70s and details Thai migrants' attempts to reproduce Thai dishes without necessary Thai and Southeast Asian ingredients. Thai restaurateurs, chefs, and home cooks during this period struggled to produce the complex and uniquely balanced Thai flavors with local ingredients, which led to a crisis of identity.

Language

eng

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