The menu for the Year of the Ox

Monday, January 26, 2009

Today marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year and according to the lunar calendar it’s the Year of the Ox. In Chinese astrology, the ox represents perseverance, patience, balance and hard work. What foods pair well with the symbolism of The Ox and what is the traditional fare to ring in the Chinese New Year? To help answer those questions and to give us a real taste of the holiday is Eddie Chan, catering manager of the Sweet N Tart restaurant in Queens, New York.

Guests:

Eddie Chan

Hosted by:

Katherine Lanpher

Contributors:

Jesse Baker and Jen Poyant

Comments [8]

Jackie Chan

Marilyn "aka MAZ" Recht... Jackie Chan loves/misses you.

Bruce Lee... when are we filming our next chase scene? You in your Lotus and me in my porsche?

Jan. 27 2009 04:53 PM
Jackie Chan

I agree with Bruce Lee. Make it like fear factor and make them eat pig testicles. If they don't drop kick them like Bruce. Eddie... you suck for not knowing what the days of Chinese New Year stands for. You make all Chinese people look bad! And tell SoCalThaiGuy to get off your jock!!

Jan. 27 2009 04:49 PM
bruce lee

i agree with first comment. hosts stink. ed was good but next time bring up some really nasty stuff and make them eat it. tell them it offends your honor if you don't

Jan. 27 2009 04:24 PM
boo

we love you velvet!!!!!

Jan. 27 2009 10:29 AM
Marilyn Recht

So that's where you are now! And you're on radio too?
I love that Obama became Prez in the Year of the Ox.

Jan. 26 2009 05:51 PM
SoCalThaiGuy

Eddie man you rock! Happy New Year

Jan. 26 2009 02:35 PM
Eddie Chan

A small correction: the name of the restaurant is SWEET N TART, and we are located in Flushing. Thank you again to Adaora and Kathleen, and their wonderful producers for having me. It was fun! Thank you also to Leslie and our friends at the China Institute for connecting us with The Takeaway folks! Happy New Year to all!

Jan. 26 2009 10:48 AM
bill

This segment was inane. your "hosts" seemed ill prepared and their tone was patronizing to the point of being colonial. OOH, look at the exotic Chinese! yeeesh! Even morning edition was more respectful and interestinG, and i'm no fan of morning edition. You should be able to do better than this.

Jan. 26 2009 10:04 AM

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