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Happy Chinese New Year!
Today marks one of the largest holidays celebrated around the world. Chinese New Year celebrations will take place from Shanghai to London to San Francisco, and we’re ringing in the Year of the Goat with the new book Chopsticks: A Cultural and …
Cooking with Chopsticks
Chinese legend holds that shuanyangrou was a Mongolian dish, popular among the nomads of northern Asia and introduced into China by Kublai Khan (1215-1294) when he founded the Chinese Yuan dynasty. Wang writes, “It is said that while campaigning in …
A New Chopsticks Tutorial
1) Chopsticks may not be used to make noise (especially in the mouth), to draw attention, or to gesticulate. Playing with chopsticks is considered bad-mannered, even vulgar. 2) Chopst…