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  • Archive for February, 2010

    Mother Goose and Grimm Imagines General Tso’s Chicken in Battle

    Thursday, February 25th, 2010

    This was forwarded to me from a Donald Siegel, a professor at Syracuse University, and more importantly, the author of “From Lokshen to Lo Mein: The Jewish Love Affair with Chinese Food.“

    Is Zen Fine Chinese Cuisine Back?

    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

    Chowtimes reports that the restaurant I selected as the “Greatest Chinese Restaurant in the World” (which had closed) is re-opening: Sam Lau’s Zen’s Fine Chinese Cuisine in Richmond, near Vancouver, Canada. (Photo above courtesy of their diligent reporting). They were struggling because of the economics for a long time sadly. Too bad I just missed […]

    Doing a Session on Book Publicity on May 2 in Boston

    Sunday, February 21st, 2010

    As part of the Grub Street (not to be confused with NYMag’s food blog) literary confab, I am doing a publicity talk using my own book as a case study. I don’t have a lot of experience beyond my own book, so it’s pretty narrow. My session is on May 2, 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 […]

    The Census is Coming To You Via Fortune Cookies

    Saturday, February 20th, 2010

    The Seattle Times is reporting the Census Department is using fortune cookies as a marketing device . Tsue Chong Co., a Seattle fortune company that also sells “unfortunate cookies”, is inserting five different census messages into 2 million cookies being shipped to restaurants and groceries across Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. They have messages such […]

    Armenian Chinese Restaurant in Yerevan!

    Thursday, February 18th, 2010

    My friend Alexis Ohanian snapped this shot of Beijing restaurant in Yerevan, Armenia for me. Here’s there on a fellowship with Kiva. He’s 1/2 genetically Armenian and the designer behind my book blog you see here. Random fact I learned. Last names that end in “-ian” are almost always Armenian.

    Event with Ming Tsai on March 11 in Boston

    Friday, February 5th, 2010

    I’m doing an event with Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger fame for the Asian American Journalist Association’s New England chapter in March 11. Here is the description. Ming Tsai, James Beard award-winning chef and owner of Blue Ginger and host of the Emmy-nominated├é┬áSimply Ming on WGBH, is preparing a special menu to benefit AAJA New […]