The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

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    Egg Drop Scoop in Rachel Ray

    Friday, February 29th, 2008

    We got a 75%-page feature in the March issue of Every Day with Rachel Ray called “Egg Drop Scoop,” one of the ever growing number of puns off Chinese food.

    NPR’s All Things Considered, today (Wednesday) at 5:50 p.m.

    Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

    Updated: 6:25 p.m. | So my first national media interview will air today (Wednesday) at 5:50 p.m. on NPR’s All Things Considered with Michele Norris (who was an electrical engineering major, I discovered). The audio file will be available online around 7 p.m. Thank god for excellent editing!

    Food and Wine: My struggles with the oven

    Monday, February 18th, 2008

    The March issue of Food and Wine runs my essay on my struggles of learning how to use the oven. One of my favorite essays on food, by Jhumpa Lahiri, about how her parents would carry food back from India to Rhode Island before the days of easily accessible ethnic supermarkets, ran in this exact […]

    The Fortune Cookie Chronicles Heads Down Under…

    Saturday, February 16th, 2008

    Counterpoint, an Australian radio program, interviewed me in depth about the book. The interview will be available for about a month. I was quite impressed with how much they knew about the book, to the point where I assumed they must have read it. Then my next thought was “Did we mail a copy of […]

    Szechuan and the City

    Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

    That is the cute but corney name for my Q&A in Publishers Weekly this week.

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