The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

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  • Archive for March 23rd, 2008

    Thank you for whoever fixed my Chinese name on the Wikipedia page

    Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

    Someone fixed my Chinese name on my Wikipedia entry so it is traditional rather than simplified. Thank you.

    Cashew chicken, also Chinese American

    Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

    A reader sent me the Wikipedia post on cashew chicken (腰果鸡丁), which I had not realized, originated in one of its forms in Springfield, Missouri when Chinese restaurateur David Leong was looking for something to appeal to the local palate, so made this dish with fried chicken-type bits in the 1960s. (again the secret in […]

    14k Fortune Cookie Jewelry (why?)

    Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

    Sent to me by a coworker. A Rachel Leigh fortune cookie necklace, which is made of 14k gold, so this is not the cheap costume stuff. (Who is Rachel Leigh, I don’t know, but it’s these kinds of Web sites that make me feel like I should). Just goes to prove how iconic fortune cookies […]

    Facialisation and racialisation…Fortune Cookie Chronicles’s Academic Cousins

    Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

    A reader just sent me a blog summary of an academic paper on Chinese takeaways in Great Britian. The title of the paper, by David Parker, is ‘The Chinese Takeaway and The Diasporic Habitus- Space, Time and Power Geometries” — which is just a fancier way of saying “The Fortune Cookie Chronicles” (kidding). It is  […]