The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

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  • Archive for August, 2009

    Fortune Coo-keys!

    Sunday, August 30th, 2009

    Sent to me via Twitter by @ascottfalk.. “Fortune Cookeys” for keys. It reminds me that early spelling of fortune cookies was actually “fortune cooky” as of the 1950s. And before that “fortune tea cakes.” I wonder if the “fortune cooky” was an intentional or unintentional mis-spelling by the part of the Chinese entrepreneurs.

    Did my RadioWest Interview Rerun in Utah?

    Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

    I’m getting reports from the Rockies that they heard me on NPR. Haven’t done an interview lately, so I assume it was a re-run of the hour-long interview I did last June with RadioWest, the NPR affiliate in Salt Lake City.

    Fortune Cookies on Your Hotel Bed

    Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

    Went to the Dana Hotel in Chicago this weekend and was amused that instead of chocolates, they placed chocolate-covered fortune cookies during their turn-down service. The cookies were very good.

    Chicago Talk on August 16, 1 p.m. in Chinatown

    Saturday, August 15th, 2009

    My talk at the Chicago Chinese American Historical Society has been picked up in a number of outlets: including Time Out Chicago, Chicago Reader, the Examiner. They did a great job publicizing it! Here are the details. August 16 1 p.m. St. Therese School 247 West 23rd St (between Wentworth and Princeton avenues) Bridgeport/Chinatown, Chicago […]

    AAJA/Radcliffe/ATASK Boston Talk, This Thursday, August 13

    Saturday, August 8th, 2009

    Invite for a talk in Boston this Thursday, August 13. Please join us for AN EVENING OF HOPE AND GOOD FORTUNE. Jennifer 8. Lee (Harvard ’99), New York Times journalist and author, will read from her book The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, in which she takes readers around the world (and almost every American state) in […]

    Martha Stewart Rerun, Fried Turkey Dumplings, August 6

    Thursday, August 6th, 2009

    Martha Stewart segment is re-airing today, August 6. It was taped originally live-ish in late February. We make fried turkey dumplings. If you look closely, you will be able to see my mom!

    Speaking at Bryant Park Tonight, August 5th, at 6 p.m.

    Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

    The announcement from the Asian American Writers Workshop. Come join us for a fun-filled evening with Jennifer 8. Lee, author of The Fortune Cookie Chronicles. After a Classic Kids Performance from 5:30 – 6:00pm, Jennifer will discuss the history of American Chinese food with Ken Chen, Executive Director of the Workshop! Jennifer 8. Lee harbors […]