Lunar New Year

Photo Nov 27, 5 56 44 PM

My vegetable dumplings

The Lunar New year is Friday the 31st and traditionally New Year’s eve celebrations involve making dumplings.  Eating dumplings for the New Year is thought to bring good fortune – the shape of the dumpling is said to resemble that of ancient gold ingots, to represent prosperity.  The Washington Post just ran a story, how-to video and a photo gallery on one family’s preparations for Korean New Year celebrations.  They make 600 deep fried dumplings for 60 guests – both meat and vegetarian style.  The traditional Korean New Year meal is duk mandu guk, a soup of simmered meat-filled dumplings and glutinous rice cakes.

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