Ying Compestine's green tea-steamed shrimp dumplings.
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January 31, 2014 A Chinese cookbook author remembers her childhood in China, where dumplings were steamed to conserve precious cooking oil. Recently she gave her favorite steamed dumplings an update.
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The finished dumplings, properly fried to a light crisp. The half-moon shape was meant to resemble ancient Chinese currency. Eating the dumplings was believed to bring fortune and prosperity.
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February 15, 2013 Chinese New Year began last weekend, but traditionally, festivities last another week, so there's still time if you want to celebrate by making dumplings. We bring you a visual how-to.
Year cakes made of sticky rice are among the traditional Chinese New Year foods.
February 8, 2013 Eating foods that symbolize wealth, longevity and fertility is key to the Chinese New Year, which begins this year with a New Year's Eve feast on Feb. 9. And, lucky for us, the northern Chinese tradition of making dumplings late at night has spread throughout the world.
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