TIP OF THE DAY: Potstickers For Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year holiday begins today. It’s also called Lunar New Year, since the date is based on the lunar calendar*; and other Asian countries in addition to China celebrate it. The celebration lasts for 15 days, and an estimated 1.4 billion people around the world participate. It’s the Year Of The Dog, one…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Spring Peas, Use ‘Em Or Lose ‘Em

[1] Recipe #1, Spring pea dumplings (photo courtesy Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog. [2] Spring peas (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] Edamame (photo courtesy Burpee). [4] Recipe #2, a tartine (open face sandwich) with spring peas and other spring ingredients from Chef Alain Ducasse (photo courtesy All My Chefs).   Spring pea season is fleeting.…
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RECIPE: Chinese Dumplings With A Twist

Take a bite of bunny dumplings for the Year Of The Rabbit. Photo by A.S. Whitman | THE NIBBLE. One of our NIBBLE colleagues is currently vacationing in India. Passing through Delhi, he dined at an haute cuisine Chinese restaurant, The House of Ming. It features both Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine, but our intrepid reporter…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Pasta Month & Pasta History

Potstickers and other dumplings are types of pasta, a food invented by the Chinese 4,000 years ago (photo courtesy CBCrabcakes.com).   October is National Pasta Month; pasta is one of America’s favorite foods. Who invented it? The Chinese! While Thomas Jefferson introduced pasta to the U.S. in 1787, upon his return from Europe where he…
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