Month: January 2022

Resident Culture’s Lunar New Year celebration in Charlotte

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The Dumpling Lady will offer food for Resident Culture’s Lunar New Year celebration at both Charlotte locations.

Traditional Chinese performances, food, decor, giveaways — and beer, naturally — are all on the menu for Resident Culture Brewing Co.’s upcoming Lunar New Year celebration.

Mark your calendar for Feb. 5 and 6 for the festivities, which will span across both of the brewery’s Charlotte locations. “Growing up in a Chinese American home and the granddaughter of Chinese immigrants with a powerful story of their journey to the U.S., the love for my family and traditions runs deep,” Resident Culture

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A Chinatown institution makes a pop-up comeback

Doris Huang, who once presided over Chinatown’s much-missed King Fung Garden and China King, pops up at the South End’s Frenchie Wine Bistro (560 Tremont St.) for a Peking duck feast on Tuesday, Feb. 1, starting at 5 p.m. to honor the Chinese New Year.

China King closed in December 2020 amid COVID, breaking the hearts of many neighborhood fans. Times had changed: There was less foot traffic, fewer customers, and more competition. Plus, staffing was a problem.

“It was very hard to hire people. She was doing a lot of the heavy lifting, if not all of it,”

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China’s New 5-Year Plan is a Blueprint for the Future of Meat

Cultured beef meat concept for artificial in vitro cell culture meat production with frozen packed raw meat with label

Cultured beef meat concept for artificial in vitro cell culture meat production with frozen packed raw meat with label

Cultured beef and chicken meat concept for in vitro cell culture meat production. Credit – Getty Images/iStockphoto

China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has set the lab-grown meat industry abuzz with the release of its official five-year agricultural plan (pdf in Chinese) on Jan. 26. For the first time, China included cultivated meats and other “future foods” like plant-based eggs as part of its blueprint for food security going forward.

Grown from animal stem cells in a bioreactor and nourished

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Chinese New Year history, superstitions, horoscopes

This year, Chinese New Year falls on Feb. 1. Also known as Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, it is an important holiday in China, as you might have guessed. Tied to the Chinese lunar calendar, the holiday is a time for celebrating and feasting, along with honoring household and heavenly deities and ancestors. Inscribed oracle bones with astronomical records indicate that the calendar existed as early as 14th century B.C. Because the Lunar New Year depends on the moon, the date of Chinese New Year changes each year, but it will always fall between Jan. 21 and Feb.

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