According to Albala: “Although Americans have willingly adopted the foods of newcomers, we never became a melting pot for these various cultures. So-called ethnic cuisines naturally changed on foreign soil, adapting to new ingredients and popular taste—but at heart they remain clear and proud descendants of their respective countries. Their origins are also readily recognized; we are all perfectly familiar with the repertoire of Mexican, Chinese, and Italian restaurants, and increasingly now Thai, Japanese, and Salvadoran, to name a few. Eating out at such restaurants is a hallmark of mainstream American culture, and despite the spontaneous or contrived fusion of culinary styles, each retains its unique identity”( 2015, pp. x) .
Part 4 focuses on the unique identify of the Thai food culture in the U.S. and its historical trajectory that led to the remarkable point. Specifically, please consider the following when you draft the post:
- Have a brief synopsis of the unique identity of the Thai food culture in the U.S.
- Briefly discuss its immigration history by tracing the wars, conquests, famine, and/or other factors that led to the mass immigration from Asia to the U.S.
- Discuss the rise of Thai food culture in the U.S. with a focus on the evolution of its unique food culture identity
- Describe the contemporary dining options found in the ethnic enclaves and other contemporary expressions such as fusion food.
- Identify at least two future trends about this Thaid food culture in the U.S.
Please have the following requirements in mind when crafting your post:
- Your post writing should be a cohesive research paper, not a Q&A session.
- Use at least THREE references from library resources and credible online sources to support your opinion.
- Use APA styles for citations and references.
- The final draft should be at least 500 words. However, depth matters more than length.