Year of the Tiger “Gung Hay Fat Choy” New Year Potstickers + Chinese Sweet Five-Spice Dipping Sauce + Steamy Ginger Green Tea
- What is the noisiest spice? Ginger Snap.
- Where do Sticky Fingers Cooking chefs live? In gingerbread houses, of course.
- What do vegetables like to drink? Ginger ale.
- Name the four seasons: Salt, Pepper, Garlic, and GINGER
We may have celebrated the turning of a new year a few weeks ago, but for much of the world, Lunar New Year is right around the corner.
Preparations for this annual celebration begin on February 1st and the celebration will last until February 15th. It is a BIG deal for those who celebrate around the world.
What better way to explore than with a platter full of pan-fried potstickers? Dumplings are a sign of good luck and fortune in Chinese culture. Potstickers are unique because of their cooking method: they’re both pan-fried and steamed (first fried til golden brown on one side, then steamed to finish the cooking process). This combo method makes potstickers absolutely delicious. This recipe also explores the most remarkable rhizome, GINGER!
It took about 5 minutes for our test batch to disappear! Yum. We know our Sticky Fingers Cooking Students will enjoy taking their time preparing these potstickers and that they will disappear into bellies just as quickly! “Gung Hay Fat Choy" or Happy New Year. Wishing you and your family playfulness and fortune for the year 2019 - both characteristics of the Zodiac Sign of the year: The Tiger!
2022: Year of the Tiger:
- This year, we’re entering the Year of the Tiger, the third of the Chinese zodiac signs.
- Legend has it that the Tiger was confident that no other zodiac could compete with it for the celestial race that would decide the order of zodiacs.
- The Tiger thought it was first during the race, but in fact the rat was in first because of its cunning, followed by the Ox for its perseverance.
- The first 12 animals to reach the finish line were, in this order: the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.
- In Chinese culture, it is believed that people born in the year under the specific animal sign have some of that animal's personality traits.
- People born in the year of the Tiger believe they are courageous, ambitious, daring, generous, enthusiastic, self-confident, and are committed to doing good for others.
- If you were born in 2010, you’d be a Tiger!
Lucky Things for Tigers:
- The colors blue and green
- The numbers 1, 3, 7
Unlucky Things for Tigers:
- The color white
- The numbers 4, 9
“Gung Hay Fat Choy" Happy + Healthy Cooking, Chef Erin & Chef Jacqui
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