Jennifer 8 Lee

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Jennifer 8 Lee (born 1976) is an American journalist. She wrote for the Metro section of The New York Times until December 2009. Lee was not given a middle name at birth and chose her own middle name later. She chose "8" because of the prevalence of... More

Jennifer 8 Lee (born 1976) is an American journalist. She wrote for the Metro section of The New York Times until December 2009. Lee was not given a middle name at birth and chose her own middle name later. She chose "8" because of the prevalence of her first and last names. For many Chinese, the number eight symbolizes prosperity and good luck.

Lee wrote a book about the history of Chinese food in the United States and around the world, titled The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, documenting the process on her blog.

[Text adapted from Wikipedia. Photo by Nina Subin.]

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Taste3 2008 July 2008

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Who was General Tso? and other mysteries of American Chinese 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.

Who was General Tso? and other mysteries of American Chinese 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.

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