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Each item in this bowl of soup represents something good in the coming lunar new year.  My family makes egg dumplings to represent prosperity.

Each item in this bowl of soup represents something good in the coming lunar new year. My family makes egg dumplings to represent prosperity.

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Chinese sweet soup (tian tang) for the Lunar New Year.

Chinese sweet soup (tian tang) for the Lunar New Year.

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Matcha green tea shortbread cookies.

Matcha green tea shortbread cookies.

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Spanish olives stuffed with herbed goat cheese, breaded and fried.

Spanish olives stuffed with herbed goat cheese, breaded and fried.

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Chicken congee, my favorite kind of Chinese rice porridge!

Chicken congee, my favorite kind of Chinese rice porridge!

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Pink grapefruit-Champagne sorbet.  Oh yes you will!

Pink grapefruit-Champagne sorbet. Oh yes you will!

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A crunchy, bright tostada piled high with salad makes for a quick and satisfying meal.

A crunchy, bright tostada piled high with salad makes for a quick and satisfying meal.

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Chinese sweet red bean (azuki) steamed buns.  A lovely sweet snack.

Chinese sweet red bean (azuki) steamed buns. A lovely sweet snack.

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Fall fruit and yogurt salad.

Fall fruit and yogurt salad.

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Pumpkin tea cake from Tartine.  You know it

Pumpkin tea cake from Tartine. You know it's going to be good.

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Steamed Chinese barbecue pork buns (char siu bao).  I can now make them at home... from scratch... EVERY DAY!

Steamed Chinese barbecue pork buns (char siu bao). I can now make them at home... from scratch... EVERY DAY!

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Chocolate crackles - one of many homemade gifts for the holidays.

Chocolate crackles - one of many homemade gifts for the holidays.

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Making your own preserved lemons is ridiculously simple and easy!

Making your own preserved lemons is ridiculously simple and easy!

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Moroccan butternut squash and chickpea stew.

Moroccan butternut squash and chickpea stew.

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Chinese barbecue (char siu) pork, served here on ramen noodles.

Chinese barbecue (char siu) pork, served here on ramen noodles.

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Albóndigas (Mexican meatball) soup:  beef and pork meatballs, vegetables, rice, chiles, and spices.

Albóndigas (Mexican meatball) soup: beef and pork meatballs, vegetables, rice, chiles, and spices.

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Use up that leftover cranberry sauce and make these cranberry bar cookies from CakeSpy

Use up that leftover cranberry sauce and make these cranberry bar cookies from CakeSpy's new book!

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Chinese honey walnut shrimp.  Now you can make it at home.

Chinese honey walnut shrimp. Now you can make it at home.

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A nice twist on a classic after-Thanksgiving sandwich: turkey cranberry green chile sandwiches.

A nice twist on a classic after-Thanksgiving sandwich: turkey cranberry green chile sandwiches.

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Basic cranberry sauce.  Far easier than you

Basic cranberry sauce. Far easier than you'd think.

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Blackberry French macarons with blackberry curd or blackberry buttercream filling.

Blackberry French macarons with blackberry curd or blackberry buttercream filling.

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The Paseo Cuban roast pork sandwich is now mine to make at home.  WOOOO!!!

The Paseo Cuban roast pork sandwich is now mine to make at home. WOOOO!!!

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Pear ginger beer cocktail, because it

Pear ginger beer cocktail, because it's fall!

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Comfort and warmth from simple lentils: Indian dal.

Comfort and warmth from simple lentils: Indian dal.

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Mmmm, fall and pumpkin bread pudding.  Don

Mmmm, fall and pumpkin bread pudding. Don't forget the bourbon vanilla custard sauce (yum!).

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Kale salad with pepitas and cranberries.

Kale salad with pepitas and cranberries.

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Great newish restaurant in Boulder - The Pinyon serves up some fantastic, no frills food like these hot-out-of-the-fryer doughnuts in bourbon glaze.

Great newish restaurant in Boulder - The Pinyon serves up some fantastic, no frills food like these hot-out-of-the-fryer doughnuts in bourbon glaze.

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A sublime black cod marinated in miso paste.  Easy to make, quick to cook.  Recipe from Matsuhisa

A sublime black cod marinated in miso paste. Easy to make, quick to cook. Recipe from Matsuhisa's in Aspen, Colorado.

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Turn quince into beautiful membrillo.

Turn quince into beautiful membrillo.

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I got this charred savoy cabbage salad recipe from Delancey in Seattle.  You may think you don

I got this charred savoy cabbage salad recipe from Delancey in Seattle. You may think you don't like cabbage, but after this, you will LOVE it.

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Israeli couscous salad with tomatoes and corn.

Israeli couscous salad with tomatoes and corn.

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Indian garlic naan.

Indian garlic naan.

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It's like adult fruit punch! Pear garden cocktail fruity goodness made with homemade pear liqueur.

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Chicken fried steak with cream gravy.

Chicken fried steak with cream gravy.

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