Many Chinese holidays are associated with mythology and folklore and harvest celebrations. The dates are determined by the Chinese calendar with the exceptions of the Qing Ming and Winter Solstice days which are determined by the agricultural calendar.
Holidays include the Lantern Festival, The Blue Dragon Festival, The Dragon Boat Festival, The Ghost Festival, and the Double Ninth Festival. The most important Chinese celebration is the Chinese New Year.
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1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour) 3/4 pint boiling water 1- 2 tablespoons cold water 1- 2 teaspppns sesame oil 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 4 ounces butter 12 ounces chopped scallions (about 35) peanut or corn oil for frying Sift flour into a large bowl. Pour in the boiling water gradually and mix with a fork. Rub together [...]
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4 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water 1 pound fresh ground pork 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, partially thawed 1 tablespoon light soy sauce 1 tablespoon sherry 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons minced green onions 3 tablespoons minced fresh ginger 3 tablespoons minced cilantro Mix the [...]
Steamed Bread 2-1/4 cups flour 3-1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup milk 3 tablespoons water 2 tablespoon shortening Combine flour, baking powder, and sugar. Make a well in the middle in the center and add the milk and mix. Add water and mix. Add the shortening and knead until smooth and [...]
3 cups water 1-1/2 cup sweet brown rice, uncooked pinch coarse salt 3/4 cup raisins 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2-1/2 cups walnuts Bring water to boil in a 2-quart saucepan. Add rice and salt, cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 1 hour. (Check to see if more water must be added to prevent [...]