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The fortune cookie chronicles : adventures in the world of Chinese food

Author: Jennifer 8 Lee
Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2009. ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Trade editionView all editions and formats
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"A woman's search for the world's greatest Chinese restaurant proves that egg rolls are as American as apple pie"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer 8 Lee
ISBN: 9780446698979 0446698970
OCLC Number: 225870250
Notes: "Originally published in hardcover by Twelve." -- Title page verso.
"Selected as One of the Best Books of the Year by Library Journal." -- Cover.
Description: x, 309 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: March 30, 2005 --
American-Born Chinese --
The menu wars --
A cookie wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma --
The biggest culinary joke played by one culture on another --
The Long March of General Tso --
The bean sprout people are in the same boat we are --
Why chow mein is the chosen food of the Chosen People, or, The Kosher Duck Scandal of 1989 --
The Golden Venture: restaurant workers to go --
Take-out takeaways --
The oldest surviving fortune cookies in the world? --
The mystery of the missing Chinese deliveryman --
The soy sauce trade dispute --
Waizhou, U.S.A. --
The greatest Chinese restaurant in the world --
American stir-fry --
Tsujiura Senbei --
Open-source Chinese restaurants --
So what did Confucius really say? --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Jennifer 8. Lee.

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The book is an addictive dim-sum of fact, fun, quirkiness and pathos * Mary Roach, author *

 
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