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Dietribes: The Fortune Cookie

• Fortune cookies were introduced by a Japanese (not Chinese!) immigrant named Makoto Hagiwara, who ran a tea room in San Francisco. He would serve sayings and thoughtful phrases with his tea. Since the idea wasn’t trademarked, Chinese restaurants later started using the idea as a filler for their small dessert menus, and the phenomenon spread [...]