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Fortune cookies, commonly served after meals at Chinese restaurants in the U.S., are characterized by a
fortune, which is written on a small piece of paper tucked inside the cookie. There are several 31 stories
about the origin of the fortune cookie. None of them, however, has been proven to be entirely true.
One of these stories 32 the cookie’s origin back to 13
- and 14th
-century China, which was then
occupied by the Mongols. According to the legend, notes of 33 plans for a revolution to overthrow
the Mongols were hidden in mooncakes that would ordinarily have been stuffed with sweet bean paste. The
revolution turned out to be 34 and eventually led to the formation of the Ming Dynasty. This story may
sound highly credible, but there seems to be no solid evidence that it inspired the creation of the 35 we
know of today as fortune cookies.
Another 36 claims that David Jung, a Chinese immigrant living in Los Angeles, created the
fortune cookie in 1918. Concerned about the poor people he saw wandering near his shop, he made cookies
and passed them out free on the streets. Each cookie 37 a strip of paper inside with an inspirational
Bible quotation on it.
However, the more generally accepted story is that the fortune cookie first 38 in either 1907 or
1914 in San Francisco, created by a Japanese immigrant, Makoto Hagiwara. The fortune cookie was based
on a Japanese snack, but Hagiwara sweetened the recipe to appeal to American 39 . He enclosed thankyou
notes in the cookies and served them to his guests with tea. Within a few years, Chinese restaurant
owners in San Francisco had copied the recipe and 40 the thank-you notes with fortune notes. Such
fortune cookies became common in Chinese restaurants in the U.S. after World War II.
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