Friday, February 16
Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Happy New Year in Mandarin
A hugely important time of year, the Chinese New Year, has many exciting customs and activities. All over the the streets.
Traditionally, families plan a reunion dinner hosted in the most elderly member’s home to send off the former year and to welcome in the New Year. Like most cultures, this means indulging and enjoying many different types of food. Incidentally, they also use this time of year to clean their house spotless with the idea of “out with the old” and “in with the new”. The idea is that it helps to get rid of any bad luck from the past and bring in good luck for the New Year.
Why not bring some of these traditions home to your family?
If you want to participate in the traditions of the Chinese New Year, the recipes included in this cookbook will help you incorporate some of these customs. In the Chinese culture, each food is very symbolic and representative of letting go of the old and bringing in the new.
For example, foods like pomegranate and tangerines are given at the New Year to symbolize life and new beginnings. This recipe book includes 10 delicious recipes. Try one or try them all and Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Let’s Get Cooking!
We hope you’ll find some family favorites in this collection. Most of the ingredients listed can be found at an Asian supermarket, if not at your local grocery store.
May this New Year bring you good luck, health, and prosperity!
Hope you enjoy!