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Author and New York Times Reporter Jennifer 8. Lee

Jennifer 8. Lee began at the New York Times as a tech writer for the Circuits section and is now a metro reporter writing about culture, poverty, technology, and new lifestyle trends. The daughter of Chinese immigrants, she grew up eating her mother’s authentic Chinese food in her family’s New York City kitchen. Her fascination with American Chinese food led her to research and write The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, in which she solves some of the enduring mysteries around this cuisine, such as, “Who is General Tso and why are we eating his chicken?” and “Why do Jews eat Chinese food on Christmas?”

The Fortune Cookie Chronicles on Amazon.

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