On Sunday 22 January, it’s Lunar New Year aka Chinese New Year. It’s Year of the Rabbit!
If you’ve ever wanted to make your own dumplings, now is the time. There’s a lot of recipes online, but we’ve gone for one by vegan food blogger Bianca Zapatka. Her veg combo is bang-on seasonally perfect for our boxes: cabbage, leek, mushrooms, carrot, onion – plus garlic and ginger.
Readymade dumpling wrappers can be bought at one of Sheffield’s many Chinese supermarkets. If you want to make the dumpling dough by hand, check out her website. She has a gluten-free option and a video guide.
If you’re a fish eater, have a drool over Yotam Ottolenghi’s Lunar New Year recipe for Steamed fish with vinegar and soy in The Guardian. It features a seasonal vegetable – a venerable leek – and a delectable set of spices (star anise, chilli, cumin and fennel seeds, garlic and ginger).