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Old 30-06-2012, 12:00 AM   #174
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Arrow Mein Chow

Chow mein (Chinese: 炒麵, "fried noodles") is a Chinese term for a dish of stir-fried noodles, of which there are many varieties...The term lo mein comes from the Cantonese lōu mihn (撈麵), meaning “stirred noodles”...Ramen is a Japanese noodle dish.

Chow mein is mentioned as early as 1920, in the novel Main Street by Sinclair Lewis...Carol Milford is a liberal, free-spirited young woman, reared in the metropolis of Saint Paul, Minnesota. She marries Will Kennicott, a doctor, who is a small-town boy at heart.

Readers' fascination with the portrayal full of petty back-stabbers and hypocrites in a small town was probably a factor in the novel's popularity. When the book was published, it was common to wish to live in purportedly "wholesome" small towns like Gopher Prairie; a notion denounced by Main Street's vicious realism and biting humour...Main Street was initially awarded the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for literature, but was rejected by the Board of Trustees, who overturned the jury's decision. The prize went, instead, to Edith Wharton for The Age of Innocence. In 1926 Lewis refused the Pulitzer when he was awarded it for Arrowsmith.,_Minnesota

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