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Preview: Cooking for Holidays

Posted by Seattlejo on January 23, 2017 in Deb |

Holidays are the best

Cooking for the holidays  is awesome. It goes beyond cooking for Christmas or Thanksgiving, where the menu is pre-set and  expected.  After all, what is Christmas dinner without roast beast. What is Thanksgiving without Turkey? (Actually, the latter was pretty awesome when I was a vegetarian. )

It’s fun to cook for non-traditional holidays. It’s important to be respectful of the culture that “owns ” the holiday. Don’t exploit stereotypes. Instead, learn about the culture, figure out why the day is important and what food traditions go with the holiday.

What Holidays do you cook for?

Just an example of a few I cook for through the year.

Chinese New Year,
Bastille Day
Mardi Gras
Carnival
Diwalli
Pie Day
Easter
Halloween
Thanksgiving
Christmas
Boxing Day

Our Next Holiday

Basic Asian Ingredients

Basic Ingredients

Our next Holiday is Chinese New Year and we’re preparing to cook for it.

If you would like to cook along with us, it makes sense to make sure you have the following in your

Chicken
Kitchen.
Honey
Star Anise
Garlic
Green onions
Rice Wine Vinegar
Soy Sauce
Sesame Oil
Mirin
Miso

You’ll only need small amounts of many of these. So stocking them once will mean you’ll have plenty for future meals. You might even add them into a special bin in your cupboard, identified as an “Asian Cooking Kit”
I promise it will be worth it to be ready.

Sample Plate

Yum!

 

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