The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

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  • Archive for March, 2009

    Interviewing Martin Yan Today @ The Asia Society

    Thursday, March 26th, 2009

    Tonight, I’m doing an event at the Asia Society where I interview Martin Yan. Deails below. Asian Food Series: An Evening with Star Chef Martin Yan, Ambassador of Chinese Food and Culture Co-presented by New Asian Cuisine; sponsored by Tsing Tao Beer March 26th 6-8 p.m. Asia Society, 725 Park Ave, New York Cost: $15 […]

    The Paperback is Out!

    Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

    It has a new afterword + the quotes in the front are designed like a Chinese menu. Plus I changed the acknowledgments just a little bit. The orange is slightly different.

    The Paperback is Out, Without Really Being “Out”

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

    So my paperback is available even though the pub date is not technically until March 23. It’s available on Amazon. I’ve heard reports of sighting at Barnes and Noble and other local bookstores. Most startling still was my editor emailed me last week and told me it had hit the San Francisco Bay Area best […]

    NYT: On Springfield’s Chinese Cashew Chicken

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

    John T. Edge writes a detailed historical piece on Cashew chicken, Springfield, Missouri-style, which basically means it uses deep-fried breaded chicken chunks. It’s Colonel Sanders meets General Tso! (+ Cashews). Again it makes the point that David Leong (who is now 88), was a single innovator who came up with the dish some 50 years […]

    Powerhouse Has Great Marketing

    Monday, March 9th, 2009

    The Fortune Cookie Chronicles party on Wednesday has been picked up in Time Out New York (both food and books sections), The Village Voice and The New York Post, Brooklyn Paper etc. Kudos to Susanne König and her team.

    Randomly Cute Kid Pic of My Sister in Kinmen

    Saturday, March 7th, 2009

    As part of my appearance on Martha Stewart, they asked me to scan in old family photos (which really hadn’t been scanned in before) in case they wanted to show them with the turkey dumpling recipe. So that kicked my parents into the digital age. Among those scanned: this random photo of my sister playing […]

    Here is the Martha Stewart Segment!

    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

    I love how everything is online these days. Here is the Martha Stewart turkey dumplings segment from last week.