9780520293748-0520293746-Flavors of Empire: Food and the Making of Thai America (Volume 45) (American Crossroads)

Flavors of Empire: Food and the Making of Thai America (Volume 45) (American Crossroads)

ISBN-13: 9780520293748
ISBN-10: 0520293746
Edition: First
Author: Padoongpatt, Mark
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 272 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780520293748
ISBN-10: 0520293746
Edition: First
Author: Padoongpatt, Mark
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 272 pages

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Acknowledged authors Padoongpatt, Mark wrote Flavors of Empire: Food and the Making of Thai America (Volume 45) (American Crossroads) comprising 272 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0520293746 and 9780520293748. Since then Flavors of Empire: Food and the Making of Thai America (Volume 45) (American Crossroads) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.65 or rent at the marketplace.

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With a uniquely balanced combination of salty, sweet, sour, and spicy flavors, Thai food burst onto Los Angeles’s and America’s culinary scene in the 1980s. Flavors of Empire examines the rise of Thai food and the way it shaped the racial and ethnic contours of Thai American identity and community. Full of vivid oral histories and new archival material, this book explores the factors that made foodways central to the Thai American experience. Starting with American Cold War intervention in Thailand, Mark Padoongpatt traces how informal empire allowed U.S. citizens to discover Thai cuisine abroad and introduce it inside the United States. When Thais arrived in Los Angeles, they reinvented and repackaged Thai food in various ways to meet the rising popularity of the cuisine in urban and suburban spaces. Padoongpatt opens up the history and politics of Thai food for the first time, all while demonstrating how race emerges in seemingly mundane and unexpected places.

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