Fortune cookies come to China

Most people in China have never heard of a fortune cookie—which has its origins in a type of Japanese tea-cake but is, my friend Jenny writes in The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, a very American phenomenon. So what do you get when you bring a bunch of American fortune cookies across the Pacific to their putative homeland? A charming string of cross-cultural surprises.


Fortune Cookies Not Found in China?,” by Jennifer 8. Lee, 11 August 2008 :: via The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

Originally published at culture-making.com.

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