Chinese new year

Tummy-warming nian gao duk (rice cakes) with pork

I learned this from my mother, who was taught it by her mother and her mother before her, and so. This is Chinese home cooking that delivers maximum comfort. It has become a favorite in my family and … [more]

Firecracker shrimp

This festive appetizer, which is great for a Fourth of July gathering or a Chinese New Year celebration, looks just like a firecracker. In China firecrackers light up the sky on New Year’s Day. … [more]

Good fortune (without the leaves)

Angela left for Whole Foods yesterday to buy clementines for Chinese New Year. (The Chinese word for clementines is similar to luck , thus homes are filled with this fruit as a symbol of good … [more]

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