The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

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  • Archive for January, 2008

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    Training chopsticks at CB2, kinda like training wheels?

    Monday, January 7th, 2008

    I saw these at the new CB2 (i.e. Crate and Barrel 2) in Soho last week. (Hard to believe now, but Crate and Barrel was once a young hippish low-cost homewear retailer. But as their customers grew up, so did Crate and Barrel, which is why they’re aiming at the younger demographic with CB2). I […]

    The best dim sum chef in New York? Joe Ng of Chinatown Brasserie

    Saturday, January 5th, 2008

    So this morning I woke up for a photo shoot for a magazine which is going to excerpt The Fortune Cookie Chronicles (yay! though why they want a fancy photo of the author to go with the excerpt, I’m not so clear about.) The photographer they assigned was Melanie Dunea, who has done an impressive […]

    General Tso’s empire expands to bean curd

    Friday, January 4th, 2008

    Saw this on the menu at Tung Shing House in Rego Park, Queens, where my family and my South African friend (who introduced ubuntu to me) had Christmas dinner. Side note: General Tso’s tofu is served on Antarctica, at McMurdo Station, an American scientific outpost. My South African friend claimed he did “really well with […]

    March 12 Reading at Upper West Side Barnes & Noble on W. 82nd Street

    Friday, January 4th, 2008

    I just got booked for a reading, along with Eric Weiner (author of the awesome Geography of Bliss) for March 12, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble store #1979 Upper West Side  at 2289 Broadway @ 82nd St. (I have a running list of appearances) During high school, I worked at that very Barnes & […]

    Happy two-oh-oh-eight!

    Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

    It’s 2008. For New Year’s I went to my friends’ apartment where one of my closest friends and his partner cooked lovely food they had learned from a cooking class: garlic shrimp, gingerbread cake, sherry mushrooms, lamb and beef and almond meatballs. (So much progress from the Rice-a-roni style boiled frozen veggies and breaded fish […]

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