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The Fortune Cookie Chronicles by Jennifer 8. Lee
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Jun 02, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: nonfiction, history, food

Many people already know that fortune cookies and chop suey are not authentic Chinese food. This fabulous book explains where these foods really originate. Also General Tso’s chicken, the rise of Chinese food in America, the Jews’ fondness for Chinese food, and the search for the greatest Chinese restaurant in the world (a search through fifteen countries on six continents).

This thoroughly-researched book packed with stories and anecdotes not only discusses Chinese food, but the restaurants, menus, and the instantly-recognizable take-out boxes. A quick, fun, and educational read.
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