Faddy Foods and Food for Special Occasions: Chinese New Year

Food for special occasions
Chinese New Year
"The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is one of the oldest and most important festivals for the Chinese people."
In 2010, Chinese New Year begins on 14 February.
Chinese New Year is a time for families to reunite, not only to welcome in the new lunar year, but also to feast together and wish each other good fortune. ...
Full Story: Chinese New Year; BBC - Food

"When I study philosophical works I feel I am swallowing something which I don't have in my mouth. ~Albert Einstein"(*) QuoteGarden.com

Faddy Foods
Sichuan buttons: The flowers that electrocute your mouth
Is Sichuan button the next hot thing?
The small flower bud called Sichuan button releases an intense tingling sensation in the mouth and has long been used as an ingredient in South America, Africa and Asia. When eaten, the first experience is of a grassy flavor, followed by tingling, then salivation and finally a fresh finish
The Sichuan button will zap your tongue like a battery -- and that's got some chefs buzzing ...
Full Story: Sichuan buttons: The flowers that electrocute your mouth; Salon.com

The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, will soon be upon us. ...
Out With the Ox, in With the Tiger; NYTimes.com

With the Chinese New Year landing on Feb. 14, Allen Wong, general manger of Kung Fu Plaza, has an interesting idea. ...
Chinese New Year Meets Valentine's Day in Las Vegas; PRWeb.com

At the Szechuan Chalet, the pork dumplings with roasted red oil are toothsome and richly flavored, not just hot. ...
Tingling East Side Tongues; NYTimes.com


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