Author Talk: John DeFerrari

Cleveland Park Library

Author Talk: John DeFerrari

Chinese and Asian dining in D.C.

In the late 19th century, the first Chinese eateries opened in Washington. Dishes such as chow mein, chop suey, and Peking duck became favorites and were adapted for American tastes. The exotic fare added to Washington's culinary scene. At its peak, Chinatown was a popular local destination for Chinese food.

Of special interest to Cleveland Park residents, Yenching Palace (formerly Peking Palace) opened in 1955 and was a long-time neighborhood fixture.

Local author John DeFerrari will be talking about Chinese restaurants featured in his latest book, Historic Restaurants of Washington, D.C. Copies are available through the library system.

This program coincides with Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

For more information and questions, please call 202-282-3072.

~Elisa Babel, Adult Librarian
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