Fortune cookie fortunes can range from ominous to uplifting to downright hilarious. And now, you can be the voice of wisdom inside those sugary folded treats.
People from all around the world are submitting their own tidbits of advice to the Museum of Food and Drink in New York City, where they will be printed and baked inside a fresh batch of fortune cookies. The museum will then serve the desserts to visitors, who can crack open their cookies and read a message from a stranger.
People are welcomed to submit fortune cookie wisdom by visiting Project Fortune on the museum’s website and typing an 80-letter message for the exhibit’s visitors.
The museum will only print messages that are positive and free of explicit and upsetting content. So, as the museum requested Friday on Twitter, keep the submissions SFW.
If you need inspiration, note that fortunes evoking Beyoncé seem to be all the rage.
The Chow exhibit also includes a timeline detailing the birth and expansion of Chinese food in America, with a culinary studio featuring renowned chefs, including Jonathan Wu of New York and Lee Anne Wong of Hawaii.
No exhibit on Chinese American food would be complete without the iconic white and red to-go boxes. The museum has a literal floating wall of takeout containers on display.
Below, check out the Chow exhibit and leave your own message for a stranger by visiting this link.
@mofad's CHOW exhibit on the roots of Chinese restaurants in America isn't just about the cool wall of takeout containers, or the fun fortune cookie machine, or the archive of menus. It's a sobering but inspiring reminder of how far we've come, and yet how far we still have to go as a nation. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was the first major law restricting immigration into the U.S., a law steeped in xenophobia, discrimination, and racism. While it may have been repealed in 1943, there is clearly still a lot of work to be done to move this country forward. So let's get to work today. #imwithher #strongertogether #hillary2016 #hillaryclinton #lovetrumpshate #vote #rockthevote #election2016
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Step into the Chow Culinary Studio at the Museum of Food and Drink! Enjoy tastings and cooking demonstrations while you walk through the museum exhibit, created by the country's most talented Chinese American chefs, including @doronwong (@notherntigernyc), Jonathan Wu (@fungtu), @jeremiahlawrence (@contrany/@wildair), Irene Li (@meimeiboston), @chefchrischeung (@eastwindsnackshop), and @leeannwong (@kokoheadcafe). Each month, MOFAD will feature a different tasting: . . November: Homestyle Mushrooms and Country Ham, Chef Doron Wong (Northern Tiger) December: Honey Walnut Shrimp, Chef Jonathan Wu (Fung Tu) January: Tofu with Crab Sauce, Chef Jeremiah Stone (Contra/Wildair)