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1 Eat Drink Man Woman & Tortilla Soup Similarities

2 Eat Drink Man Woman Chinese culture  Taiwan Three Chu daughters: Jiachien, JiaJien, JiaNing No mother Old Wen, father’s chef friend passes away Mr. Chu marries his daughter’s friend, Jingrong Middle daughter is a businesswoman with a chance to move to Amsterdam Tortilla Soup Mexican culture  California Three Naranjo daughters: Leticia, Carmen, Maribel No mother Gomez, father’s chef friend passes away Martin Naranjo marries his daughter’s friend, Yolanda Middle daughter is a businesswoman with a chance to move to Barcelona

3 Similarities Continued EDMW JiaChien—chemistry teacher who marries a P.E. teacher JiaChien—devout Christian Love letters from students Mr. Chu’s sense of taste returns in the end JiaJien doesn’t go to Europe and buys the family home Tortilla Soup Leticia is a chemistry teacher who marries a P.E. teacher Leticia—Christian Love letters from students Martin’s taste returns in the end Carmen doesn’t go to Europe and buys the family home to turn into a restaurant

4 More Similarities EDMW Mr. Chu prepares daily lunch for JingRong’s daughter Mrs. Liang (JingRong’s mother) has designs on Mr. Chu Mr. Chu goes to the hospital for a medical check-up so he can marry JingRong Tortilla Soup Martin Naranjo prepares daily lunch for Yolanda’s daughter Hortensia (Yolanda’s mother) has designs on Martin Martin gets a medical check-up so he can marry Yolanda

5 More Similarities EDMW Mrs. Liang faints when she hears the news of the marriage. JiaJien’s boyfriend is a cheater JiaNing’s poet boyfriend used to be her friend’s boyfriend JiaNing moves out of the family home TS So does Hortensia. Carmen’s boyfriend is a cheater Maribel’s poet boyfriend used to be her friend’s boyfriend Maribel moves out of the family home

6 More Similarities EDMW Mr. Chu is a jogger JiaJien wanted to be a chef & is the most beautiful Mr. Chu is closest to JiaJien Mr. Chu killed chickens for cooking “Old maid” JiaChien interrupts a volleyball game to get Chai’s attention TS Martin is a jogger Carmen wanted to be a chef & is the most beautiful Martin is closest to Carmen Martin killed chickens for cooking “Old maid” Leticia interrupts a softball game to get Orlando’s attention

7 Possible Writing Ideas An article for a food magazine about a possible menu for an important family dinner (use examples from both Chinese and Mexican cooking) Advice column—how food can improve relationships Recipes (personal & creative) example? Blog post about the difficulties of getting good Chinese or Mexican food outside of those countries (criticism of P.F. Chang’s)

8 More Writing Ideas Blog for a businesswoman who wishes she were a chef The 3 rd daughter’s boyfriend (philosophical) Interview with Carmen about the opening of her restaurant Interview with Mr. Chu about his hypothetical new restaurant Interview with a Chinese and a Mexican chef about the importance of their cuisines

9 More Ideas Blog post—how to cook without a sense of taste News article for a high school newspaper in Taipei or Los Angeles about the student pranksters who wrote the fake love letters Mr. Chu creates a new type of cuisine (fusion) Indigenous Taiwanese? Old Mexico/California Economics/business news article about real estate

10 More Ideas Government report on the connection between heart attacks and rich food Foods ranked by popularity & region Medical report on Mr. Chu or Martin’s health Advertisements for the restaurant or a company ((2 nd daughter’s) Advertisement to sell the family home Poster for the 3 rd daughter’s art exhibit


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