The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

  • #26 on the New York Times Best Seller List
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  • Archive for May 1st, 2008

    Boldtype: “The book balances history and cooking lessons with Lee’s humorous mythbusting expeditions”

    Thursday, May 1st, 2008

    I’m recommended on Boldtype’s list this month (first book!). As their site explains, “Boldtype is a monthly book review focusing on smart, readable works of fiction and nonfiction, from current titles to past gems.” Available everywhere from shacks that sell it alongside hamburgers to highly rated Zagat favorites, Chinese food is one of the most […]

    Philadelphia City Paper: “after you’ve digested all of that cultural insight and fascinating trivia, you’ll still want more.”

    Thursday, May 1st, 2008

    I’m just trolling and catching up with random reviews that I never got around to adding. Here is one from the Philadelphia City Paper. The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food By Jennifer 8. Lee Twelve, 320 pp., $24.99 “This book began as a quest to understand Chinese food,” New York […]

    On hold, checked out, due. Fortune Cookies Chronicles in Libraries

    Thursday, May 1st, 2008

    In searching the NYPL LEO (and their research catalogue is CATNYP, adorable no?) I discovered there were 166 holds on 19 copies of the Fortune Cookie Chronicles at the NYPL as of May 1 (none seem to be in stock, oddly, they are all on order…didn’t this book come out two months ago?). This made […]

    Beyond Chinese Cuisine @ The Asia Society on May 6

    Thursday, May 1st, 2008

    Another event at the Asia Society next Tuesday, May 6. (James Oseland, Editor in Chief, Saveur Magazine, is really a very skilled moderator) From Silk Road to Steppe: Exploring Cuisines Beyond the Great Wall In the West, when we think about food in China, what usually comes to mind are the signature dishes of Beijing, […]