Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Kojo Nnamdi Chinese New Year Food Traditions

Owner Corinna Shen joined the Kojo Nnamdi show to discuss Chinese New Year Food Traditions. 

"The New Year, or Spring Festival, is the biggest holiday celebrated in Chinese culture. The celebration begins with the first full moon and lasts 15 days, and involves family meals, fireworks and gifts. Many of the traditional foods eaten at this time of year symbolize good fortune: eating uncut noodles means a long life, and dumplings resembling the shape of ancient Chinese coins suggest prosperity. We explore how the Chinese New Year is celebrated in communities around the world."

Celebrating with the crew!
Kojo Nnamdi, Dr. Tobie Meyer-Fong of John Hopkins, and Scott Drewno Exec Chef of The Source

Click below to listen to the full feature!