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  • Archive for November, 2009

    Dim Sum in Hebrew: דים סאם

    Sunday, November 29th, 2009

    A friend who was visiting Israel sent me a photo of a menu of a Chinese restaurant. Now I know that dim sum in Hebrew is דים סאם

    Fortune Cookie Chronicles on the F Train

    Friday, November 27th, 2009

    This picture was sent in to me of a woman she observed on her morning commute from the F train. Standing. I’m impressed!

    Reader Feedback from The Netherlands

    Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

    Just finished reading your book. What a lovely, well-written, well-researched joy! Thank you! I received this fun email today from an American living in the Netherlands. Who knew the book had traveled so far? It’s one of the fun aspects of being an author, little pieces of you goes all over. I actually do remember […]

    Speaking at Seward Park on Thursday, Nov. 19

    Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

    Speaking at the Seward Park branch of the New York Public Library for its centennial. Details below. The New York Public Library Seward Park Branch Celebrates Centennial. The Seward Park Branch first opened its doors to the public on November 11, 1909. In its early days, the Seward Park Branch primarily served an immigrant Jewish […]

    Shanghai Tiffin Club, Noon, Saturday Nov. 7 at CHIAM

    Saturday, November 7th, 2009

    I’m doing an event at the Shanghai Tiffin Club on Saturday, November 7th (yes that is today, sorry for delayed blog post) at CHIAM Chinese Cuisine, 160 East 48th Street. Details below. Jennifer Lee, an AAJA member and writer for the New York Times, will be speaking at a luncheon to the Shanghai Tiffin Club […]

    Halloween Costumes = General Tso and a Chicken

    Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

    This year for Halloween, I was one half of General Tso and his chicken. You will have to guess which half I was. I was surprised to say how many chicken costumes there are available for sale on the Internet. I was particularly taken though, by this chicken hat.