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  • Christina Lam, 68, of Chinatown, Manhattan, grew up in Hong Kong and moved to New York to work in a garment factory on East Broadway. She recalls her adjustment to American food.

    "We have many Chinese vegetables, like bok choy and Chinese spinach and we could not find here." she says. "It [was] a different way of eating."

    Photo credit: Photograph from The Rice Bowl, NYC, 1950. Courtesy of Marcella Dear, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Collection.
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