Chop Suey for All tells the story of the many Chinese immigrants to Oregon who eked out a living cooking. From the 1850s they cooked for other Chinese, for railroad workers and hotel kitchens, and eventually in family-operated restaurants serving Chinese-American foods. From Portland’s Chinatown, to a resort town like Seaside, to remote communities like Huntington and Canyon City, Chinese cooks and their families became part of the state’s social and cultural fabric.
Richard Engeman is an Oregon historian, archivist, and the author of The Oregon Companion: an Historical Gazetteer of the Useful, the Curious, and the Arcane, and Eating It Up in Eden: the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Cookbook. He lives in an 1889 house in the Monteith historic district of Albany with a spouse and four cats.
Program: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Musueum Exhibits and Store open until 8:30pm
Free with paid Museum Admission
CHM Members get in free
First Tuesday Talks are sponsored by Al Peirce Company with additional support from The Mill Casino. Each presentation takes place at the Coos History Museum in the Sprague Gallery.