By Carolyn Jung
San Jose Mercury News (MCT)
Portobello mushroom afritada is a
speciality at Bistro Luneta in San Mateo.
Thu Hoang Ly/San Jose Mercury News/MCT
SAN JOSE, Calif. — On a recent weekday afternoon at Kuya's Asian Cuisine in San Bruno, Calif., an older white couple timidly wandered in.
"Is this Chinese?" the gentleman asked a group of nearby diners enjoying an assortment of stewed and fried dishes.
"It's Filipino," one replied.
"Ohhh ... it looks ... uh ... good," the gentleman stammered, before he and his companion abruptly hightailed it out of the restaurant.
More often than not, that's the reception Filipino food has received in this country.
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by Paul Jacques Aimé Baudry, 1860:Charlotte Corday
(July 27, 1768 – July 17, 1793), more fully Marie Anne Charlotte de Corday d'Armont, was the assassin of Jean-Paul Marat.
Born in Saint-Saturnin-des-Ligneries, part of today's commune of Écorches in the Orne département, Normandy, France, Corday was a member of an aristocratic but poor family. She was a descendant of the French dramatist Pierre Corneille on her mother's side.
She was educated at the Abbaye aux Dames, a convent in Caen, Normandy. She remained there until 1791 when the convent was closed. She approved of the French Revolution in its early stages, and remained an enthusiastic supporter of the Girondists.
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