Articles by Ellen Leong Blonder and Annabel Low

Ellen Leong Blonder's first cookbook, Every Grain of Rice, written with her aunt Annabel Low, won the IACP award for best cookbook in the American category. You can find Ellen online at

Vegetarian monks’ dish (jeh)

Every ingredient in this traditional Chinese New Year breakfast symbolizes something good for the new year - luck, prosperity, or good fortune.

Chinese new year cake

In China, New Year's cakes were made in bamboo steamers two feet across and a foot high. A full day of steaming was required to cook the cakes thoroughly. This version is much easier.