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Chinese New Year Traditions + Yummy Cooking Class - The February Fox
Last week I headed to West Los Angeles to meet up with Ling Ling for a second cooking class, this time in celebration of Chinese New Year coming up on February 16th. Fun fact: It’s the Year of the Dog, meaning that people born this year are said to be loyal to their friends and family, honest, just, and popular in social circles. The event was hosted by Chef Katie Chin, a film and television marketing executive turned impressive chef. She learned how to cook from her accomplished late mother (a riveting story all in and of itself) and went on to host various shows and specials, serve as a guest judge on Iron Chef America, author cookbooks, and even cooked at the White House in 2013 for the annual Easter Egg Roll. She showed us how to create a Chinese New Year feast that’s quick and easy so that your focus is spent on company rather than hours in the kitchen. We started with two fresh recipes: Kale with Ginger and Sweet & Spicy Green Beans. I’ve added them towards the bottom of this post so you can make them yourself! One of my favorite tips shared by Chef Katie …