The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

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  • Archive for May, 2010

    Crak Bam Dot Mah Johngg

    Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

    I’m excited. My chapter on Jews and Chinese food is excerpted in a new book from 2wice Press. Other contributors include Maira Kalman, Isaac Mizrahi and Christopher Niemann. Flattered to be among them. It’s called “Crak Bam Dot Mah Jongg” and is edited by Patsy Tarr and developed in partnership with the Museum of Jewish […]

    Homemade Fortune Cookies at the Smithsonian

    Sunday, May 16th, 2010

    Noriko Sanefuji of the Smithsonian made homemade fortune cookies for my visit to the Smithsonian using a recipe she had found. They were really fragile though, so only three survived, which she gave me.

    Poulet du Général Tso, Fortune Cookie Chronicles Reviewed in French

    Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

    The Fortune Cookie Chronicles has now been reviewed in French on Rue89, a cross between HuffPo and Politico in France, by Guillemette Faure, who was a reporter in New York. Guillemette Faure noted it got 2,000 views in 40 minutes, which is remarkable for a foreign book review. The Google Translate from French to English […]

    Speaking at the Smithsonian Tomorrow

    Friday, May 7th, 2010

    Tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. I’m giving a talk at the Smithsonian which is free and open to the public! Today I’m going down to talk to historians, as they are interested in doing a Chinese food exhibit. I’m amused in the description below that they say “As stated by Ms. Lee,” when citing the […]

    The Youngest Fortune Cookie Chronicles Fan?

    Monday, May 3rd, 2010

    Sent to me by her parents, who are foodies! Supercute.