Something recently came into my mailbox that seemed eerily apt, seeing as I was thinking about Chinese and Thai food: a press release whose headline read "2005 Poised to Be Year of the Asian Cuisine, According to New Report." The fortuitous timing led me to read further, despite the apparent syntax error in its brief headline (surely it should be "Asian Cuisine," not "the Asian Cuisine"?). Maybe it was a subtle play on words, a witty allusion to Chinese astrology, meant to echo the rhythm of, say, the Year of the Rat. Still, if the report identified just one Asian cuisine making its mark in 2005, that would be... More >>>