Judging Nixon by the food he eats

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Judging Nixon by the food he eats

Subject

Nixon, Chinese--Food, Peking

Description

Commentary on the role food played in Nixon's trip to China

Creator

Burns, John

Source

Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004

Publisher

Daily Mail

Date

1972-02-19

Format

text/plain

Language

en-US

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Text

Identifier

GALE|EE1862457972 [Gale document number]

Coverage

United States

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Judging Nixon by the food he eats
Cn— InuU Dimur From JOHN BURNS in Peking
APART from President Nixon himself, there may be no greater beneficiary of the President's trip lo China than the Chinese food industry, which can hardly fail to gain from the publicity about the food Mr Nixon will eat while he is here.
One of the best meals Mr Nixon is likely to have will be the banquet which Premier Chou En-lai will host in hi.s honour at the Great Hall of the People.
if the banquet runs rrue to form, the President can expect to have to tackle at least nine courses. And some diplomats here will draw political conclusions from the menu on the theory that the quality of dishes reveal the esteem in which the guest of honour is held. The delicacies vary, but when Pakistan President Bhutto visited China earlier this month he was treated to hors d'oeuvres, consomme with white gourd slices, slewed prawns and pheasant vvith bamboo shoots and water chestnuts, pork kebab, stuffed chick with fermented rice, mushrooms and Shanghai
cabbage, walnut cream, pastries and fruit. If Mr Nixon's advance men have done their work, they will have warned him of the firewater called Mao-tai that the Chinese use to drink their toasts.
Many' visitors have woken "P too late to the punch packed by Mao-tai, with re¬ sults that are not calculated to impress their hosts. Guests have a price to pay for the food and music—the
lengthy spcechmaking. The record is held by Algerian Foreign Minister Abdel Aziz Pouiellika, who was on his feet for *64 minutes, including time taken for trans¬ lation. Copyri-fht Toronto Globe and Mail

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Citation

Burns, John, “Judging Nixon by the food he eats,” Intro to Digital Humanities Fall 2018, accessed July 25, 2021, https://www.newbookdigitaltexts.org/dh-fall2018/items/show/145.

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