What more fun than eat a cookie that tells you the future or tells you something of wisdom? Because if you already eat a cookie and add calories, why not enjoy what the cookie tells?
Contrary to what is commonly thought, fortune cookies are not from China but from San Francisco. They were invented by the Japanese chef Makoto Hagiwara who worked at the Japanese Tea Garden. He handed them to the people walking around in the garden, but to his sorrow he never patented it.
A fortune cookie is a crispy cookie that is usually made of flour, sugar, vanilla, and sesame seed oil with a "lucky note" hiding inside. A lucky note is a piece of paper with a wise sentence, a proverb, or a vague prophecy.
Many Chinese restaurants around the world tend to serve fortune cookies, which is why many people mistakenly think that fortune cookies are Chinese.
So in honor of the lucky cookie day, eat a cookie and discover what the future holds for you.