Archive for November, 2008
Here is a receipe for General Tso’s Turkey. Better than deep-frying it.
This was unexpected: ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov 24, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — Borders today announced the nominees for the 2008 Original Voices Awards. Now in its 13th year, the Original Voices Awards recognize fresh, compelling and ambitious works from the new and emerging talents of 2008 in fiction, non-fiction, young adult/independent reader and children’s [...]
My college roommate, Amy, was served the Mexican fortune cookies called dichos, that I’ve written about before. She lives in Phoenix and was served them in Bisbee, just 5 miles from where they are made. Yes, it seems that Bisbee is in the middle of nowhere. And their supercute son, Alex, loved them too. Or [...]
So this week, I’m part of the solution to the Sunday Magazine puzzle (not the crossword, but the second one). It’s called an acrostic (otherwise known as an anacrostic) by famed puzzlers Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon. Which is very flattering. As it explains. It’s some related somewhat to crossword puzzles, except it uses an [...]
So I decided, when I was in Philadelphia, to stop for my favorite Philly-Chinese snack — the Philadelphia Cheesesteak Roll, which basically looks like an egg roll on the outside….I headed to the Evergreen Chinese Restaurant (4726 Spruce St, Philadelphia), where you can see on their Menupages entry it is listed for $1.25 (quite a [...]
My friend Alex Tsai sent me this post on the scaling of non-profit giving from the Acumen Fund blog: â€œWe need to talk about how we get foundations to stop giving inefficiently,â€ said Aaron, who likened the multitude of nonprofits with similar missions to the hundreds of Chinese restaurants across New York City. â€œAll the [...]
I asked my sister, Frances, to bring lunch to me at work in exchange for giving her a Nokia phone for her trip to Buenos Aires. Me: Can you let her up? Guard: No, I can’t. Me: (Thinking he’s kidding, because they do this before). Ha ha. Guard: She’s delivering food, right? Me: Um. She’s [...]
I forgot if I mentioned already (my head is confused with all the bronchiospasms). I also am doing a dinner next Monday in Seattle, November 24 with Onepot and Scott Emerick of Cremant. As Mike Hebberoy writes: the last time we had jennifer (and her nytimes best selling book) at dinner I turned away over [...]
I found this haikuÂ reviewing The Fortune Cookie Chronicles Lee uncovers the sweet and sour history of General Tso
Jed Lam send me this photo of his Halloween costume, which was inspired by The Fortune Cookie Chronicles. Originally he wanted to go as a fortune cookie but that proved too difficult to make. But he happened to have a takeout box in the fridge. And using that as a model, he just cut up [...]
(Originally uploaded by ferrisnox) I’m surprised how many cats there are out there named General Tso (including my friend’s mentioned previously).Â I still think the one up there, from Flickr, is the most amusing in that it shows a cat trying to don his inner chicken identity.
These were created and executed as the JCC of Greater Washington as part of my talk. I think they were absolutely adorable and I took one as a souvenir.
I am in Washington DC meeting another Jennifer Lee, Jennifer S. Lee. She is a medical doctor at The George Washington University Department of Emergency Medicine. The funny thing is, she says she will often get message from people who see an article I wrote and e-mail her “Oh I saw the piece you did [...]
View Larger Map I just discovered that due to a missing negative sign in my lat long coordinates, I had one of my appearances mapped to Kyrgyzstan instead of New York City. It was 40.792239, 74.003563 vs. Park Avenue. Which means the New York City is roughly equidistant from Greenwich as Kara Kuldza (the nearest [...]
Just get it onto my calendar. Lots of Denver. AIWF talk on Sunday Jan. 25, 2009. The Empress Seafood Restaurant on Alameda in Denver.
I was amused to see these steamed Chinese buns marketed as “soft tacos” in the Hong Kong supermarket in Flushing, New York City. This reminds me of the Taiwanese grandmother who saw tortillas in the supermarket and decided to turn them into scallion pancakes. Or when they look at zongzi (ç²½å), the bamboo leaf-wrapped sticky [...]
It seems like I will be speaking at the University of Indiana at Bloomington at 7 p.m. on April 2 in the School of Journalism auditorium as part of Asian American Heritage Month.