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Dumplings bring luck – and family togetherness – for the Chinese New Year

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Learn to make the iconic new year’s dish at home. 

by Tim Cebula — Press Herald — This month, as Chinese New Year takes us from the Year of the Rabbit to the traditionally auspicious and prosperous Year of the Dragon, we’re spotlighting one of the holiday’s most beloved foods: dumplings.

Many of the dishes customarily served at Chinese New Year celebrations symbolize good fortune. Steamed whole fish symbolizes abundance, for instance, and is set at the table with the head pointing to the host or the guest of honor, while longevity noodles – wheat-flour noodles 12 to 18 inches long – symbolize long life and are meant to be slurped whole and unbroken for good luck. >>READ MORE

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