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The Visit of the Ambassador of China, 1896
美国人对中国大使于的到访感到相当兴奋 1896

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「杂碎」 (Chop Suey) 被发明,是事实还是谎言?
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不管这个传说是不是真的,李鸿章肯定与杂碎的发明有部分关连。当李鸿章在1896年到达美国时,欢呼的美国人在街道上列对欢迎,希望能够一窥这位重要访问者与他有名的黄色外套。小孩们在他们的脚踏车上贴上黄色的彩带,希望能够吸引大使的注意。当李鸿章面前摆满美食佳肴之时,这位贵客婉拒了人们招待他的新奇食物与香槟酒,他只愿意吃私人厨师帮他准备的食物。实际上,杂碎可能不是李鸿章的厨师发明的,但是就因为美国人对这位来自亚洲之贵客以及他那一群私人厨师的阵仗的狂热,使美国人对中国厨艺有了全新的兴趣。

Whether or not the tale is entirely true, Li Hung Chang definitely influenced the creation of chop suey. When Chang visited the U.S. in August 1896, cheering Americans lined the streets hoping to catch a glimpse of this important visitor and his famous yellow jacket. Children decorated their bicycles with yellow streamers to catch the ambassador's attention. As the guest of honor at grand feasts and elegant banquets, Chang declined the fancy food and champagne that was offered to him and ate only meals specially prepared by his personal chefs. In reality, chop suey was probably not invented by Li Hung Chang's chefs, but America's fascination with this royal visitor from Asia and his team of personal chefs gave rise to new interest in Chinese cooking.

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