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Posted by The Geezer on Tuesday, September 24th 2019:

In Reply to: Re: Did your parents trust eating Chinese food posted by barbara on Monday, September 23rd 2019:

As it was with most, if not all, Jewish families of my acquaintance, Chinese food was as much a staple of my culinary education as matzoh balls, rugalach, salami and eggs, tunafish salad, bagels and lox, pickled herring, and Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray tonic. In fact, i daresay that were it not for the patronage of the Jewish population that back in the day lived in my part of the Bronx (East Tremont) most of the local Chinese restaurants that flourished for decades would have disappeared faster than a crispy egg roll if my father was anywhere within arm's length of it. The very thought makes me misty. And now, a nod of gratitude and a barely suppressed burp to Fu Manchu (Tremont, corner Southern Boulevard) and its long gone but never forgotten contemporaries, where we were first schooled in the joys of Cantonese cuisine. Let Proust have his madeleines! Feh! A nice portion roast pork fried rice does it for me!

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