Chop Suey Nation: The Legion Cafe and Other Stories from Canada's Chinese Restaurants


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$24.95  $23.20
Douglas & McIntyre
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5.4 X 0.8 X 8.4 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Ann Hui is The Globe and Mail's National Food Reporter and uses food as a lens to explore public policy, health, the environment, science and technology. Before she joined The Globe, her writing was published in the Walrus, the National Post, the Toronto Star and the Victoria Times Colonist. Hui lives in Toronto, ON.


"Chop Suey Nation is a peek into the universal experience of immigrants making a life through food. 'Why, ' asks journalist Ann Hui, 'are there Chinese restaurants in small towns across Canada?' An intriguing journey for answers becomes interspersed with a moving memoir of her father's life. Now I crave chop suey."--Lucy Waverman
"Part memoir, part history and part road trip, Ann Hui's Chop Suey Nation is easy to love. The story weaves through families and countries, exploring culture and cuisine through restaurants across Canada--and in her own home. Guaranteed to charm you and make you hungry."--Mark Bittman
"With grace and extraordinary insight, Ann Hui weaves her own family's history with the personal stories behind small-town Canada's chop suey houses. You can't help but feel as you're reading that within these pages lies the history of an entire nation. A surprising, occasionally heartbreaking, and ultimately gorgeous read."--Chris Nuttal-Smith
In Chop Suey Nation, Ann Hui weaves history and memory into a beautifully written and intimate exploration of Chinese restaurants across small-town Canada....--Koby Song-Nichols