The perfect ending to a Chinese meal, this slightly sweet cookie wrapped around a personalized message just for you has been around since the late 19th century but likely did not originate in China. The Fortune Cookie’s origins are unclear but most believe it originated from Japanese immigrants in California but theirs did not include lucky numbers.

My family’s tradition requires one of the diners to hand you your fortune to ensure its randomness.  How does your family decide which fortune cookie is theirs?