National Fortune Cookie Day
National Fortune Cookie Day adds a bit of fun and excitement to life. These charming biscuits usually contain a general clairvoyant message that promises luck, good health and fortune for the recipient. A Fortune Cookie or two can provide a pleasant break from the day and an assurance that good things will come.
Over 3 billion fortune cookies get made each year and are enjoyed by millions of delighted customers. National Fortune Cookie Day is a special day for all!
Americans who eat in Chinese-themed restaurants in America tend to get a fortune cookie at their end. This helps them associate Chinese culture with this custom. This delightful treat is actually a result of a tradition that originated in Kyoto, Japan in 19th century. It then made its way to America in the 20th Century.
Some sweet shops in Japan started selling little crackers with messages inside. They were made into different shapes starting in the 1870s. The original crackers were darker in color, and would have contained more sesame and miso than the fortune cookies.
Fortune cookies are a staple of American-Chinese restaurants. They were believed to have been created from this idea by Japanese immigrants who arrived in California and Hawaii in late 1800s and early 1900s.
People love to tell stories about the fortune cookie, which revolves around the Japanese Tea Garden at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Legend has it that the tea garden was the first place in the area to offer the cookie. It was mady by Benkyodo bakery.
The bakery claims that they invented the butter and vanilla flavoring, which has been used in every cookie since then. The bakery also claims that in 1911 they invented a machine that allowed fortune cookies to be machine-produced instead of being hand-shaped. It is possible that the origins of the modern fortune cookies are not known because three other Los Angeles-based businesses claim to have invented them.
There are many ways to mark National Fortune Cookie Day. These ideas will inspire you:
The best way to celebrate this day is to treat your friends and family to a delicious Chinese meal. The final course will be a plate of Fortune Cookies. Although it is not a Chinese tradition, it is a common tradition to eat at American-Chinese restaurants. Enjoy it, so go ahead!
You can surprise your friends and colleagues with some fortune cookies. You can also make new friends by bringing a basket of fortune cookies to your neighbors’ doorstep. This is a refreshing change from the normal.
It’s fun to make fortune cookies at home, not just for people who love to bake but also for calligraphy enthusiasts who come up with creative messages for their friends and families.
Although the cookies are a little more difficult to make, they can be very easy to make. Most recipes include egg whites and vanilla extract as well as cinnamon, sugar, water, flour, sugar, and flour. These cookies are easy to make. Just work fast to shape them, as they will harden within 30 seconds after being removed from the oven.
If you are concerned about your weight or worried about how many calories these snacks might contain, you can always go online to search virtual Fortune Cookies that will give you a glimpse of your future.