The great thing about being the author of a book about new year is that you know you can party and start anew many times during the year. My next opportunity to do so is February 14, 2010, when the Chinese New Year begins. It’s the Year of the Tiger and our ceremonial tiger is ready to greet the New Year.
While the food of choice for January 1 New Year’s is black eyed-peas, the celebratory food for Chinese New Year is dumplings, aka pot stickers. There’s a recipe in today’s Chicago Tribune if you’re inclined to try to make your own. If you live in the Chicago area and think you need instruction, the Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute is having classes on February 13-14. Unfortunately my dance card is already packed for that weekend or I’d love to go. It sounds like a yummy class!