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Who Created Fortune Cookies If You Can’t Find Them in China? | Eat China: Back to Basics S4E8

Are fortune cookies you find in Chinese restaurants in the west really from China? Who started this trend? A fortune cookie maker in San Francisco tells us all he knows about these iconic snacks.

This is the eighth episode of our new season of “Eat China: Back to Basics,” where we answer burning questions you might have about Chinese food.

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0:00 Are fortune cookies from china?
01:25 Where fortune cookies came from
03:06 How to make fortune cookies
04:56 Sharing the history of fortune cookies

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Producer: Yoyo Chow
Videographer: Nathaniel Brown, Shirley Xu
Editor: Nicholas Ko
Narration: Victoria Ho
Animation: Stella Yoo
Mastering: César del Giudice

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