Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Beard on Books event ---New York

Beard on Book presents Jennifer 8. Lee and

The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

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 Wendy’s combined. In her search, New York Times reporter and Chinese-American (or American-born Chinese) Jennifer 8. Lee, traces the history of Chinese-American experience through the lens of the food. In a compelling blend of sociology and history, 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.

Wed, 08.20.2008
12:00 PM, US/Eastern
Suggested Donation: $20 for nonstudents
Event Location: The Beard House, 167 W. 12th Street