Tag Archive | "Lunar New Year 2012"

Chefs and foodies root for ginger’s versatile properties for Lunar New Year

Chefs and foodies root for ginger’s versatile properties for Lunar New Year

By Michelle Locke
For The Associated Press

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/31_04/food_ginger1.jpgFresh, dried, candied, or pickled, the rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale — ginger root to you and me — is a hot commodity at the moment.

Used quietly for years to add zip to everything from stir-fries and sushi to breads and cookies, ginger happens to be a key ingredient for the noodles and dumplings traditionally eaten for Chinese New Year, the two-week celebration of food and family that begins Jan. 23. Read the full story

Posted in Food, Vol 31 No 4 | 1/21-1/27Comments (0)

The little-known history behind your favorite Chinese New Year foods

The little-known history behind your favorite Chinese New Year foods

By Vivian Miezianko
Northwest Asian Weekly

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With the Lunar New Year approaching, Asians around the world are looking forward to a variety Read the full story

Posted in Cultures, Food, Vol 31 No 4 | 1/21-1/27Comments (0)

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