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  • Happy New Year of the Rabbit
    Year of the Rabbit begins 22nd January 2023 and celebrations will ensue.  Like many festivals all over the world, such as Diwali, Eid and Easter, Chinese New Year is derived from the lunar calendar and is celebrated with food, family reunions and festivities.  The animals associated with the years are based upon the Chinese horoscope. All twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac have different symbols and it is thought that people’s character traits can be reflected in those born in a particular year. So the personality traits for someone born in the Year of the Rabbit could be deemed to be quiet, elegant, kind … Continue reading
  • Temple of Heaven, Beijing
    The Temple of Heaven is a must-see attraction in Beijing, comprising beautiful buildings set inside a lovely park. Continue reading
  • Chinese Spring Festival – Happy New Year!
    Lunar New Year is the most important date in the Chinese calendar. It is celebrated not only in China but many other South East Asian countries. Although it is usually known as Chinese New Year in Western countries it is more commonly known as Chinese Spring Festival at home. Like many festivals all over the world, such as Diwali, Eid and Easter, Chinese New Year is derived from the lunar calendar and is celebrated with food, family reunions and festivities. It’s a really busy time of year when people travel across the country to visit their families in their home … Continue reading
  • RECIPE: Baked Sea Bass in Parchment
    Recipe: Baked Sea Bass with Ginger, Garlic and Spring Onion, a dish traditionally served at Chinese Spring Festival – New Year. Continue reading
  • Film Review: The God of Cookery (食神 1996)
    God of Cookery Director:  Stephen Chow Sing Chi (周星馳) Country:  Hong Kong Cuisine: Chinese / Cantonese Film Rating 6/10Foodie Rating 5/10 The world of food is tough in more ways than one. The bourgeois rich insist on the distinctive, the unique and the best and are willing to pay for it, whilst the poor survive on what they can get. Then there is celebrity and publicity with competitions which ensure that skilled chefs become either rich or rejected largely because of trends and interpretations of the quality of the food, style, taste or even the performance of its chef. Self-declared … Continue reading
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