The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

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  • Archive for September, 2009

    Now You Can Get Fortune Cookies on Your iPhone with a Ching Chong voice.

    Saturday, September 19th, 2009

    A new iPhone app called LuckyFortune now gives you a fortune cookie in your pocket. You can shake it and the cookie rolls around (real video, not CGI, the company said) and breaks to the sound of (of course) a gong. Then (yikes) this faux Chinese-y accent comes on and reads your fortune. It definitely […]

    Another Fortune Cookie Chronicles Blog?

    Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

    I was intrigued to discover another Fortune Cookie Chronicles blog at This one is also written by a Jen, but in Arkansas (I’ve only been there once). It came to my attention through Google Alerts, since I have a search on “Fortune Cookie Chronicles.” Curious what she will write.

    Brooklyn Book Festival Food Panel

    Monday, September 14th, 2009

    I did a panel at the Brooklyn Book Festival, which was this huge expansive, elaborate event. I got to speak with Mark Kurlansky, author of “Salt: A World History,” a book that I used in doing research for my book. Here is the description: Three writers discuss the past, present and future of what we […]

    My General Tso’s chicken talk on in classrooms

    Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

    I recently learned that my talk at on General Tso’s chicken, which was filmed at Taste3 conference in July 2008, is being used in two different university settings. It’s being shown to computer science teaching assistants as an example of an engaging presentation style. And a professor tweeted me that she was using it […]

    Sometimes You Just Need a Picture of a Dog

    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

    This picture was sent to me by Roy Zuckerman. It is Lola from Basel, and she is apparently a big fan of my book.