Smithsonian Celebrates History of Chinese-American Food

Fans of Jennifer 8 Lee’s Fortune Cookie Chronicles may be interested in knowing that the Smithsonian American History Museum in Washington DC is featuring a showcase exploring the history of Chinese food in America: “Cedric Yea, the Smithsonian’s Chairman of Asian and Pacific American Initiatives, said, ‘It’s part of an ongoing project called the ‘Sweet and Sour Initiative’ where we are attempting to gather together stories of the Chinese in America through Chinese food and restaurants. We want to be able to talk about the importance of this restaurant and food experience and how it has meant so much more to the community than just a place to eat, to make money and to be able to survive and make a living.'”

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I'm the creator of 8 Asians and one of the editors. While I'm a regular blogger to the site as well, think of my role as Barbara Walters on "The View," except without the weird white hair. During the day, I'm a Developer for a major Internet company and live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've also been writing in my blog,, for seven years.
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