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The Fortune Cookie Chronicles
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If you think McDonald's is the most ubiquitous restaurant experience in America, consider that there are more Chinese restaurants in America than McDonalds, Burger Kings, and Wendys combined. New York Times reporter and Chinese-American (or American-born Chinese). In her search, Jennifer 8 Lee traces the history of Chinese-American experience through the lens of the food. In a compelling blend of sociology and history, Jenny Lee exposes the indentured servitude Chinese restaurants expect from illegal immigrant chefs, investigates the relationship between Jews and Chinese food, and weaves a personal narrative about her own relationship with Chinese food. The Fortune Cookie Chronicles speaks to the immigrant experience as a whole, and the way it has shaped our country.
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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.

About the Author

Jennifer 8 Lee, the daughter of Chinese immigrants and a fluent Mandarin speaker, grew up eating her mother's authentic Chinese food in her family's kitchen before graduating from Harvardy. At 24 she was hired by the NY Times, where she is a metro reporter.

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

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