We often hear about ‘Food for Thought’ but today I want to write about ‘Food for Love’…..in line with the LOVE theme of the Valentine’s Day which is just a few days away.
Talking about LOVE, remember the the old adage …“The Way to a Man’s (or a Woman’s) Heart is Through His (Her) Stomach”?
Is it true? Is the Way to a person’s Heart really through his/her Stomach?
I was intrigue and decided to conduct a little research on that….. and let’s see what I have found during my desk research…..
Chinese New Year is fast approaching. While January 1st is easy to remember, the specific date of Chinese New Year changes each year, as it falls on the first day of the lunar calendar. Often called the Lunar New Year, it celebrates the beginning of a new year with big family gatherings, gift giving, foods and display of festive decorations. It starts with the new moon on the first day and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with children carrying lanterns in a parade.
This year, the first day of the Chinese New Year which marks the Year of the Tiger, coincidently falls on February 14th, the same date with Valentine’s Day.
I noticed that many hotels and restaurants try to cover both celebrations on their Menu - I even saw one hotel offered Chinese New Year Brunch for Family and Romantic Dinner for Two.
As some people say that ‘Cooking is an expression of Love’ , let’s celebrate Chinese New Year with Love and celebrate Love with Chinese cooking.