From Corn Bread to Chop Suey: Ethnic Cafes in the 19th Century

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May 9, 2015, 7:00 PM CT

Presented by Kelly Erby

Late in the 1800s, a wide range of cafes opened in American cities to serve the country's growing immigrant populations. The new variety of cuisines and dining rituals on display in these restaurants soon sparked curiosity among native-born Americans. After all, in few other public spaces was such intimate access to immigrant life available. Immigrant proprietors sought to capitalize on Americans' curiosity by preserving, combining, and inventing food traditions to appeal to more affluent customers. By the end of the 19th century, it was this spirit of culinary diversity and experimentation that was most often identified as "American."

Park City Public Library
2107 E 61st St N
Park City, KS 67219-1953
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Linda Holsey
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