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Traditional Lunar New Year Dishes and Their Significance

The Chinese Lunar New Year is January 31. For Cooking Channel’s Luke Nyugen, that means cooking fantastic food with his family, everyone wearing red, and wishing for prosperity and luck. In this web-only video, Luke shows you what he cooked with his family to celebrate last year and why: Check out more web-only videos with […]

Happy Chinese New Year! and Congrats on Not Being Eaten Alive

Ever wonder who came up with the idea that “everybody’s Irish” on St. Patrick’s Day? Whoever it was, I think most of America owes them a huge thank you, or at least a shot of Jameson. But why stop there? Isn’t it time we open ourselves up to the traditions and cuisines of other cultures […]

Dumplings Recipe for Chinese New Year

It is common knowledge that dumplings are considered to be lucky and are eaten for the Chinese New Year (lunar calendar), usually celebrated in February. But have you ever wondered why?

Chinese New Year: Recipes for the Year of the Dragon

There are many traditions and superstitions surrounding the Chinese New Year, which Steamy Kitchen’s Jaden Hair outlined for us, but as we enter the year of the Dragon, we at Cooking Channel are most excited about the holiday’s fifteen days of feasting. (Naturally.) This year, the Chinese New Year falls on Monday, January 23. Steering clear […]

Chinese New Year Gifts

Part of the Chinese New Year tradition is the act of graciously giving and graciously receiving.  I remember making the rounds as a kid in Hong Kong – my parents would present baskets of fruit, a special dish or a bottle of wine; and all the kids got Red Envelopes or “hong bow.” If you’re […]

Chinese New Year 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit

I’ve never been the lucky sort, lottery tickets aren’t my thing and I can’t even recall winning a single game of Bingo. Las Vegas is all about the food, not the slots and I don’t even bother entering sweepstakes. That’s why when Chinese New Year rolls around the beginning of each year, I don’t count […]

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