Japanese cookie cooking rack


Fortune cookies are prone to unraveling. In order to transform the thin wafers to the iconic fortune cookie shape that we know and love today, the circular cookie is folded into half, with the point edges pulled to touch each edge. It is important that this shape is held in place while it cools, and thus the cooling rack is necessary.

It is easy to see the coevolution with which the senbei cookie cooling rack evolved into the fortune cookie cooling rack as it made the senbei underwent the transformation into the American phenomenon. The overall shape and material of the cooling rack is synonymous, the only notable difference being the widened grooves in order to accommodate for the folding of the fortune cookie.

Date Made: 1950 ca

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: CaliforniaAssociated Place: United States: California

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Credit Line: Brian Kito on behalf of Fugetsu-do Confectionery L.A.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2012.0104.01Accession Number: 2012.0104Catalog Number: 2012.0104.01

Object Name: Japanese Cookie Cooling RackJapanese cookie cooling rackrack

Measurements: overall: 3 in x 37 7/8 in x 2 5/8 in; 7.62 cm x 96.2025 cm x 6.6675 cmtop: 37 7/8 in x 1 3/8 in; x 96.2025 cm x 3.4925 cmbottom: 15 3/4 in x 2 5/8 in; x 40.005 cm x 6.6675 cmteeth: 3/4 in x 1 3/8 in; x 1.905 cm x 3.4925 cm

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Record Id: nmah_1422379

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