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September 19, 2010

 
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Tray of fortune cookies at a factory in Chinatown - San Francisco, California, USA - Daily Travel Photos
(San Francisco, California, USA)
f/8 || 1/15s || @24mm || ISO1600 || Canon 350D || Canon 17-40mm f/4 Embed Code

A tray of finished fortune cookies at a fortune cookie factory in Chinatown (ARCHIVED PHOTO - on the weekends).

In the background is the revolving cookie template. Fortune cookies begin their lives as flat malleable pancakes which get contorted by an underpaid migrant laborer into a familiar half-moon shape. The fortune is inserted while the laborer twists the cookie into form.

Conveyor fortune cookie machine in Chinatown - San Francisco, California, USA - Daily Travel Photos
(San Francisco, California, USA)
f/8 || 1/8s || @31mm || ISO1600 || Canon 350D || Canon 17-40mm f/4 Embed Code

The circular templates of a fortune cookie manufacturing machine (ARCHIVED PHOTO - on the weekends).

The bottom portion of the two-sided template clamps upwards (like a shark's mouth) to form a flat malleable pancake.

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