The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

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  • Archive for October, 2010

    Tour of New York City’s Chinatown Street Food

    Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

    As part of a fundraiser for the Asian American Writers Workshop literary festival this year, I am giving walking tours of New York City’s Chinatown street food as part of the Kickstarter project. It’s generally a 2.5 hour tour that is based on one I did for the French Culinary Institute students. It includes Xi’an […]

    95th Birthday Party Favors!

    Monday, October 25th, 2010

    Got this lovely email from a reader today. Love that they are being used as party favors. That’s awesome. I want to thank you very much for writing your book, The Fortune Cookie Chronicles. I am half-way through the book, but had read enough to be inspired to order 35 copies to give to guests […]

    Bilingual Fortune Cookies, in Spanish

    Sunday, October 24th, 2010

    A reader, Diane Woo, sent in bilingual fortune cookies in English/Spanish. She reports that they encountered these at China Won (aka China Wok), 8109 Fayetteville Road. We had Chinese carryout the other day and we got our usual fortune cookies with our order. When we opened the cookies and read the  fortunes, we were surprised to find one side […]

    Lovely Email From a Reader

    Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

    I got a lovely email today from a reader. These kinds of notes make my day. Dear Ms. Lee, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for writing The Fortune Cookie Chronicles. It touched on many points in my life and even though it’s been years since you finished it I find […]