Did you know that the Chinese fortune cookie is unknown in China at all? It’s a Chinese American product. More precisely, it’s a Japanese/Japanese American product popularized by Chinese Americans and enjoyed by all other Americans. Watch this fascinating TED talk on Asian American history and food.
Reporter Jennifer 8. Lee talks about her hunt for the origins of familiar Chinese-American dishes — exploring the hidden spots where these two cultures have (so tastily) combined to form a new cuisine. (TED)