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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Fortune Cookies - Where are they from

New York Times - Solving a Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside a Cookie

Cute article on Fortune Cookies.

Key Points:
  • 3 Billion Fortune Cookies made per year.
  • Fortune Cookies basically unknown in China
  • May have originated in Japan
  • The popularity of Fortune Cookies soared after WW2
  • The author of the article is writing a book about Chinese Food in the US.

Related books:

Fortune Cookie Fortunes by Grace Lin
Our Price: $6.99
After a young Chinese American girl opens fortune cookies with her family, she notices that the fortunes seem to come true, in a story which includes brief notes on the history of the fortune cookie.

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