For many diners, McDonald's, with its bright arches found every few blocks, is the most ubiquitous restaurant experience in America. But there are actually more Chinese restaurants in America than McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's combined.
New York Times reporter and Chinese-American Jennifer 8. Lee uses food to trace the history of the Chinese-American experience. In a compelling blend of sociology and history, Lee exposes the indentured servitude Chinese restaurants expect from illegal immigrant chefs, investigates the relationship between Jewish people and Chinese food, and weaves a personal narrative about her own relationship with Chinese cuisine.