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Chinese Food Not So Chinese

Tasty Travel Tuesday

Destination: China/America

Book Cover The Chinese Cookie Chronicles
Book: The Fortune Cookie Chronicles by Jennifer 8. Lee

By Brette Sember



Chinese Dragon

Chinese New Year is January 23 this year,  and brings in the year of the dragon, which sounds bold and flavorful like Szechuan Chinese food. What better time to explore China and think about whether American Chinese food is in fact Chinese at all. Jennifer 8. Lee does just this in The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, one of the most in-depth, well-researched food history books to be found. It’s also simply a lot of fun because Lee takes the reader on a journey not only across the U.S. and China, but to many other parts of the world as she tackles three main questions. Continue reading Chinese Food Not So Chinese