2009: Year Of The Ox

“Legend has it that in ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one. He announced that the people born in each animal’s year would have some of that animal’s personality. Those born in ox years tend to be painters, engineers, and architects. They are stable, fearless, obstinate, hard-working and friendly.” – infoplease.com

Chinese New Year is one of the longest and most important celebrations in the Chinese calendar. January 26, 2009 is quickly approaching and with it comes delicious Chinese food. I just adore the way the Chinese celebrate their holidays with food. Need a quick tutorial on Chinese New Year history and tradition? Visit here. And If the traditional New Year foods consisting of taro root and turnip cakes doesn’t tantalize your taste buds, Chef Lucy has an All-American feast she’s preparing this week so be sure to stay tuned!

Here’s a peek at her menu…

Fried Wontons with Sweet & Sour Sauce

Pan Fried Gyoza Dumplings (aka Potstickers)

Boiled Soy Sauce Eggs

Chicken Hot & Sour Soup

Mongolian Beef

Baked Soy Sauce Chicken

Oven Baked Pork Ribs

Chicken Chow Mein

Stir-fry Spinach with Garlic

Crunch Tea Cookies

Banana Delight

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One Response to “2009: Year Of The Ox”

  1. Kathy Says:

    I am fortunate to have Lucy as a dear friend for nearly thirty years and especially lucky to have enjoyed her wonderful chinese cooking for just about as long. Her “signed” cookbook, that I cherish and always refer to, graces my huge collection of cookbooks -it is the best. Thank you Melisa for sharing these delicious and easy receipes on-line. Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family.

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