This book, so far in 2010, is the best book I have read this year. It's a fun read, informative, and the sort of book where you learn all sorts of things from the tangents of the book. It was a fun read, and educational to boot!
From The Books Blog
There are more Chinese restaurants in America than McDonalds, Burger Kings, and Wendys combined. The Fortune Cookie Chronicles(March 2008 from Twelve Books) is for anyone who has ever wondered who is General Tso and why are we eating his chicken; why Jews eat Chinese food on Christmas; and who really invented the fortune cookie. New York Times reporter, Jennifer 8. Lee, solves enduring mysteries of Chinese cuisine through a mix of in-depth research and entertaining personal anecdotes.