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Sixth & I

Jennifer 8. Lee

Mar 17, 2008 • 7:00 pm ET
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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 The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, former New York Times reporter and Chinese-American Jennifer 8. Lee traces the history of Chinese-American experience through the lens of 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.