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Food & Wine — Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Almond Crisp

Posted by Monica Yu on

Chinese New Year Almond Crisp

  Chinese New Year is the largest celebration in China and Taiwan each year.  Businesses and schools are closed for two weeks to give everyone time to spend with their family. Starting from the eve of the new year, families get together to exchange red envelopes and give blessings for the new year. Expect fancy meals and multiple dishes at each family gathering and for the meals to last several hours. Almonds are traditional and sometimes served as desserts or as a palate cleanser at the end of the meal. Here is a great way to sneak in a traditional...

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Guide to Chinese New Year Fortunes, Food and Wine

Posted by Monica Yu on

Guide to Chinese New Year Fortunes, Food and Wine

The celebration of the Lunar New Year is upon us. Just across the Pacific Ocean, communities in Asia celebrate their biggest holiday of the year. The festivities will last typically two weeks long, with multiple family gatherings and lavish meals. According to a recent survey commissioned by Vinexpo, Chinese red wine consumption is now the largest in the world, surpassing France and Italy. Much of this will also influence how Chinese food will be paired with wine. In the spirit of the year of the Horse, lets march to this year’s lineup of wines to pair with your Chinese inspired...

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