Lagniappe 9: Fortune Cookie Chronicles

A little something from a journey to find the story of American Chinese food.

You can find my comments about this book as well as a link to an indepth review here.

According to Webster
la·gniappe \ˈlan-ˌyap, lan-ˈ\
Etymology: American French, from American Spanish la ñapa the lagniappe, from la + ñapa, yapa, from Quechua yapa something added
Date: 1844
: a small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase;
broadly : something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure

1 comment:

  1. I just found this book at my library and picked it up because it looked interesting. I had deja vu as I started reading because I was 'hearing' someone read paragraphs. Then I realized that I had heard it as an lagniappe.


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