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JENNIFER 8. LEE

The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food (Twelve)
Join us for a bite of Chinese food with the author as she discusses her fascinating behind-the-scenes cultural history.

"Readers will take an unexpected and entertaining journey-through culinary, social and cultural history-in this delightful first book on the origins of the customary after-Chinese-dinner treat by New York Times reporter Lee...
There are satisfying minihistories on the relationship between Jews and Chinese food and a biography of the real General Tso, but Lee also pries open factoids and tidbits of American culture that eventually touch on large social and cultural subjects such as identity, immigration and nutrition. Copious research backs her many lively anecdotes, and being American-born Chinese yet willing to scrutinize herself as much as her objectives, she wins the reader over. Like the numbers on those lottery fortunes, the book's a winner." --Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
(Photo: Nina Subin)

Event date: 
Friday, March 28, 2008 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Skylight Books
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