Archive | February, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year, and a good read.

5 Feb

Happy New Year!   In the Chinese tradition, we have just entered into the year of the Water – Dragon.  We will be in water for 12 more years.  I was just handed a book named, 1421, The Year China Discovered America, by Gavin Menzies.  I am pretty excited to learn how he has connected the dots here.  Taking a leap by posting this now, having not read enough of the book to comment yet, but doing it anyway.

I am particularly interested to read how some foods and spices got around due to the Chinese.  There are so many traditional foods that it would seem would have taken a long time for them to have become so engrained in many customs and regular eating fare.


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