The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

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  • Archive for September, 2008

    My Fried Turkey Dumpling/Potsticker/Guotie Recipe

    Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

    I might be making fried turkey dumplings on TV. Cross fingers. Just dropped the fried dumplings off today. Fried turkey dumplings, of course, were my family’s solutions to elementary school bake sales — as Chinese people don’t bake (as I’ve explained before). They don’t bake brownies. They don’t bake pies. They don’t bake apple crisps. […]

    General Tso goes on a shopping spree?

    Thursday, September 18th, 2008

    A style article on shopping in boutiques in Chinatown uses General Tso in the headline, even though he has nothing to do with the story. It’s interesting how General Tso has become a shorthand for “an abstract Chinese figure that Americans can relate to, ” as opposed to let’s say Mao Zedong or Confucius. Can […]

    Hungry Readers Book Club of Rochester

    Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

    A reader sent me this photo of her book club, which read The Fortune Cookie Chronicles!

    Phoenix Dinner at Golden Buddha 6 p.m. this Sunday

    Monday, September 15th, 2008

    Held by Changing Hands bookstore, this dinner has details here. It’s at the Golden Buddha restaurant in Phoenix (668 N 44th St. Phoenix, AZ). 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept 21.

    The Menu For My AIWF San Diego Dinner

    Monday, September 15th, 2008

    An event this weekend: Saturday Evening, September 20, 2008, 7:00 p.m. Chinese Banquet with Jenny 8 Lee at Emerald Chinese Seafood Restaurant Presentation and Book Signing by Jennifer 8. Lee: Adventures in the World of Chinese Cuisine Hosted by San Diego American Institute of Wine and Food member Susan Lew at Emerald Chinese Seafood Restaurant […]

    Now Available: Fortune Cookie Cupcakes

    Monday, September 8th, 2008

    Fortune Cookie cupcakes from A Baked Creation. . As they explain: “We made fortune cookies out of gum paste and inserted her unique personal notes. The green icing relates to the company’s famous colour.”

    General Tso-themed baby wear

    Monday, September 8th, 2008

    General Tso Onesie Available from Etsy, a “General Tso onesie” — which is funny because no sign of General Tso anywhere, just fortune cookies. Which shows both have become interchangeable symbols for Chinese food. The desription: Grab this adorable “General Tso” baby onesie for your little one. American Apparel 100% Organic Cotton. Machine washable. Triple […]