Audra Ang
To the People, Food Is Heaven: Stories of Food and Life in a Changing China
July 24, 2018 Comments.. 140
To the People Food Is Heaven Stories of Food and Life in a Changing China In China the world s next superpower life is comfortable for the fortunate few For others it s a hand to mouth struggle for a full stomach a place to live wages for work done and freedom to spea

  • Title: To the People, Food Is Heaven: Stories of Food and Life in a Changing China
  • Author: Audra Ang
  • ISBN: 9780762773923
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In China, the world s next superpower, life is comfortable for the fortunate few For others, it s a hand to mouth struggle for a full stomach, a place to live, wages for work done, and freedom to speak openly In a place where few things are important than food, Have you eaten yet is another way of saying hello After traversing the country and meeting its people,In China, the world s next superpower, life is comfortable for the fortunate few For others, it s a hand to mouth struggle for a full stomach, a place to live, wages for work done, and freedom to speak openly In a place where few things are important than food, Have you eaten yet is another way of saying hello After traversing the country and meeting its people, Ang shares her delicious experiences with us She tells of a clandestine cup of salty yak butter tea with a Tibetan monk during a military crackdown and explains how a fluffy spring onion omelet encapsulates China s drive for rural development You ll have lunch with some of the country s most enduring activists, savor meals with earthquake survivors, and get to know a house cleaner who makes the best fried chicken in all of Beijing Ang bites into the gaping divide between rich and poor, urban and rural reform, intolerance for dissent, and the growing dissatisfaction with those in power By serving these topics to us one at a time, To the People, Food Is Heaven provides a fresh perspective beyond the country s anonymous identity as an economic powerhouse Ang plates a terrific, wide ranging feast that is the new China Have you eaten yet

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    1. Cherry Crayton says:

      Yes, food – and the role it plays in the life of China – has a prominent place in “To the People, Food is Heaven,” a nonfiction book by a former AP reporter based in Beijing who spent more than seven years covering the biggest news in China from 2002 to 2009, including SARS, earthquakes, protests in Tibet, and the Olympics. And yes, any foodie will appreciate the salivating descriptions and details that its author, Audra Ang, gives to the smells, the textures, the tastes of the meals she [...]

    2. Josianne Fitzgerald says:

      Although the whole book was a great read, the last chapter which recounts the writer's experience with the Sichuan earthquake in 2008 is the best. I was in China when that hit and although in faraway Tianjin we were not physically affected, the whole country was cloaked in mourning. There were so many stories of hope and affirmation at the same time as outrage over the needless student deaths in those shoddily built schools, that it could have taken thousands of reporters to tell then all. Audra [...]

    3. Jamie says:

      Enjoyed this read a lot. Ang very effectively uses her experiences as a journalist and links many facets of China with food. The meals she describes range from the fresh food of Dragon Well manor to more sobering meals shared with families after natural disasters. Food in this book is shown as something needed to live, something celebrated, a part of national and regional identity and also tangled up in environmental concerns. I found this to be an accessible read as each chapter helped me to fu [...]

    4. Freeson says:

      Since the book is presented as a food journal, I thought that the book might be a little fluffy or shallow, but actually it's much more a story of a journalist in China. I loved Ang's reflections on the events in the story, and presenting them through the lens of food really helped to humanize tough situations.

    5. Patricia says:

      Somewhat slow-moving but none the less a specialized look at social customs and cooking in China with political commentary thrown in.

    6. Shluck says:

      Munched my way through this delicious journey with an old friend Loved it Audra!

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