Chinese New Year

Excerpts from the Portland Press Herald

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Sally Ng cooks Chun Bing (Spring Pancakes) at her Portland home. The pancakes are a traditional Chinese New Year's dish.

WINDHAM — A half-dozen adults stood around the island in Kari and Bob Suva’s warm kitchen, patiently folding wonton skins around a tasty, tender filling of browned pork, chopped shrimp, cabbage and spices.Clearly, when it came to making jiao zi — Chinese dumplings — I was the novice of the group. My fingers fumbled as I pressed the edges of the dough together, trying to get that lovely, crescent-moon shape that seemed to come so easily to everyone else at this Saturday night dumpling party. I noticed that the other women each had their own technique for putting the little ripple in the edge of the dough. More

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