The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

  • #26 on the New York Times Best Seller List
    and featured on The Colbert Report, Martha Stewart,, CNN, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose Tomorrow, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, and NPR stations coast to coast. Also selected for Borders Original Voices and Book Sense. Follow me on Twitter! Fan me on Facebook.

  • Archive for January 9th, 2011

    Tracking Chinese restaurants, chop suey and fortune cookies over the last two centuries via Google books

    Sunday, January 9th, 2011

    This ngram is a broad metric of the concepts in Google books, and the dates generally track with my research: "chop suey" jumping around 1896, "fortune cookies" surging after World War II, and "Chinese restaurants" making an appearance in 1860, around the beginnings of the first waves of Chinese immigration.  " Notice how "Chinese restaurants" […]

    General Tso’s Soy Protein, from Wild Ginger in Williamsburg

    Sunday, January 9th, 2011

    Yummy? Or not.