LUNAR NEW YEAR: Chocolates For Year Of The Ox

[1] Five lovely chocolate oxen are waiting to celebrate the Year Of The Ox with you (photos #1 and #2 © Burdick Chocolate). [2] The wood box is a “keeper.” [3] Celebrate the Year Of The Ox from February 12th through February 18th (photo © Liu Ziang | Panther Media).   Have you ever eaten…
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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

[1] Egg drop soup is known for its strands of eggs, beaten into the hot soup (photos #1 and #2 © Good Eggs | San Francisco). [2] 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…
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