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Chinese New Year Recipes
Review by Debbie Mazo
Food is one of the most important aspects of the Chinese New Year. Huge amounts are bought, prepared, and eaten in Chinese households around the world. Some foods, because of their shape and color, represent words special to the Spring Festival like happiness, prosperity, or luck. If you'd like to dabble in the food festivities, sample the selections at CateringNet's Chinese New Year Recipes.
Carefully observed, all members of a family dine together at this special time of year. A Chinese New Year's supper is a feast with traditional dishes like dumplings, fish, and fat choi (a vegetarian dish with a special seaweed). Noodles also accompany the meal representing a wish for a long life.
CateringNet's Chinese New Year Recipes include a large selection of New Year specialties featuring starters and main courses. Meal starters range from aromatic soups like Hot and Sour Soup to familiar choices like Barbecue Spare Ribs. For a main dish, you can sink your chopsticks into authentic offerings like Lemon Chicken or Squid in Black Bean Sauce. Meal planners can also check out the sample menus with recipes grouped into Szechuan, Cantonese, or Vegetarian themes.
The New Year is a time for reconciliation and setting aside old grudges. Visit CateringNet's Chinese New Year Recipes where you can learn how to mark the occasion with the year's best in Chinese cuisine.
About the Writer
Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based
in Vancouver, Canada. She currently specializes in technical
and marketing materials, but is also pursuing opportunities
in food journalism.
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This page created February 2000