Fortune Cookies were invented in Japan?

JapaneseFortuneCookie.jpgFrom the NYTimes.com: Solving a Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside a Cookie

Her prime pieces of evidence are the generations-old small family bakeries making obscure fortune cookie-shaped crackers by hand near a temple outside Kyoto. She has also turned up many references to the cookies in Japanese literature and history, including an 1878 image of a man making them in a bakery – decades before the first reports of American fortune cookies.

This story certainly seems to solve the mystery of the origins of the fortune cookie. 

NYTimes video on the origins of the fortune cookie.

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  • Reply taiko April 2, 2009 at 1:17 am

    Yea. This information is actually even more incorrect, fortune cookie originated from california.

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