Chinese Cooking in the U.S.: A Short History

By Bob Frost, HistoryAccess.com, 2009

America today has about 41,000 Chinese restaurants, according to one trade magazine, a total that exceeds the combined national presence of McDonald’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut, KFC, and Taco Bell. Journalist Jennifer 8. Lee makes an interesting point: “If our benchmark for Americanness is apple pie, ask yourself, how often do you eat apple pie? Now how often do you eat Chinese food?” Read more…

A wok holding stir-fried vegetables and meat.
A wok holding stir-fried vegetables and meat.