Category Archives: lucky food

For Lunar New Year, the Horse Gallops in with Traditional Foods of Tết

The Vietnamese celebration of Lunar New Year, Tet, serves up a range of traditional foods, including thick wedges of sticky rice filled with peppery pork and candied kumquats and nutty cookies. For the Year of the Horse, Son Tran, owner of Oakland’s aptly named Le Cheval Vietnamese restaurant, shared with me the details of these essential holiday dishes and other cultural traditions. Continue reading

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How to Buy a Live Fish in Oakland Chinatown for Chinese New Year

How to get the freshest fish? Buy it live in Oakland Chinatown. Anna Mindess gets a lesson in fresh fish buying and cooking for Chinese New Year from Lisa Li. Continue reading

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You Don’t Have to be Chinese…to Eat Lucky Food for Lunar New Year

Chinese New Year celebrations include many symbolic foods, whose names are homonyms for luck, wealth and many other terms of good fortune. Continue reading

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Get Lucky this New Year’s with Food from Many Cultures

A whirlwind tour of lucky New Year’s foods from France, Germany, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Japan, Mexico, and Greece. Continue reading

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