[Sca-cooks] Fortune Cookies are Not American; was duck sauce?

Huette von Ahrens ahrenshav at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 29 01:46:50 PST 2009

According to Jennifer 8 Lee, the author of a new book called "The Fortune Cookie Chronicles", fortune cookies originated in Japan in 1878 or earlier.
She was interviewed on The Splendid Table last Sunday.  Here is an article that states her findings:



--- On Wed, 1/28/09, ranvaig at columbus.rr.com <ranvaig at columbus.rr.com> wrote:

> From: ranvaig at columbus.rr.com <ranvaig at columbus.rr.com>
> Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] duck sauce?
> To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 11:05 PM
> >Okay, what is "duck sauce"? Is this sauce made
> from duck liver or some part of a duck? Or is this a sauce
> to be served on duck?
> >If the latter, what is it made of, and is it Chinese or
> like say, fortune cookies, more of an American product? Why
> is it connected with duck?
> But fortune cookies *are* an American product.
> http://www.infoplease.com/spot/fortunecookies.html
> Duck sauce seems to be American too, and is the orange
> colored sweet and sour sauce which Chinese restaurants
> serve.  No duck parts involved.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck_sauce
> Ranvaig
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