Archive for December, 2009
This photo of General Tao’s potato chips was sent to me by a friend who was visiting Canadian relatives for the holidays. Has anyone tried the before? I love how it’s called “Poulet GÃ©nÃ©ral Tao” in French. The general is multi-lingual. Also, I guess in Canada he’s given upon the “s” in “Tso.”
Was interviewed on Wednesday on a topic of endless fascination for New Yorkers — the relationship between Jews and Chinese food. Here is the WNYC The Takeaway segment. It involved being picked up at 6:10 a.m. in the morning. They ordered pastrami egg rolls from Eden Wok!
The Oakland Tribune has a great crime story about 1,000 marijuana plants — up to four feet tall — which were found at an old fortune cookie factory in Oakland. The estimated value? About half a million dollars. The factory, originally owned by the Kar Mee fortune cookie company, appears to be founded in 1977. [...]
The Moment Magazine runs an interesting and insightful interview with Andrew Coe, author of “Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States,” about Jews and Chinese food. The introductory poem, by Nonna Gorilovskaya, is great. Twas the night before Christmas and there was hardly a sound, As Jews jumped in their [...]
I’m speaking on Sunday, February 7, at 2 p.m. at the Museum of the City of New York. It’s free! Here is their write-up below. Sunday â€¢ February 7 â€¢ 2:00 PM Join Jennifer 8. Lee, author of The Fortune Cookie Chronicles as she recounts her quest to explain how Chinese food is all-American.There are [...]
Urban Outfitters is offering a fortune cookie Christmas ornament for sale online. I wonder what meaning it would derive from having a fortune cookie hanging on their pine tree.