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: Bibimbap, A Korean Classic For The Lunar New Year

We love bibimbap (bee-bim-BOP), a signature Korean dish. It’s a variation of our currently trending rice bowl. The word literally means “mixed rice”—rice mixed with several other ingredients. We’ve written about bibimbap previously, but for the eve of the lunar new year (this year, it’s Sunday, February 7th), it’s especially appropriate. It’s what Koreans traditionally…
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FOOD FUN: Good Luck Foods For The Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year starts on February 8th. It’s the Year of the Monkey. It’s also known as the Lunar New Year, since it’s based on the lunar calendar; and other Asian countries besides China celebrate it. The celebration lasts for 15 days, and is celebrated by an estimated 1.4 billion people around the world.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Egg Drop Soup

Top: Egg drop soup is known for its strands of eggs. Bottom: A fresh herb garnish—chives/green onion, cilantro or parsley—makes a big difference. Photos courtesy Good Eggs | San Francisco.   Chinese egg drop soup is a very simple concept: chicken broth with thin strands of cooked egg. The strands are created by pouring a…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Chinese New Year Gifts

America’s chocolatiers celebrate The Year Of The Rabbit. Photo courtesy Charles Chocolates. It seems that everyone we know celebrates the Chinese New Year (lunar new year) with a Chinese banquet. Some of America’s chocolatiers have joined the festivities, creating special confections for the holiday: this year, celebrated on February 3rd.* *Chinese New Year begins according…
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