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Lunar New Year 2021: Digital Resources

Lunar New Year 2021: The Year of the Ox

Digital Collection

Visit our Digital Collection for Lunar New Year OR click on the e-books in the slideshow below!

E-books

Asian American Food Culture

Author Alice L. McLean's book details the rise of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, and Vietnamese restaurants in the United States and discusses the contemporary dining options found in ethnic enclaves; introduces celebratory dining, providing an overview of typical festive foods eaten on key occasions; and explores the use of food as medicine among Asian Americans. Describes Chinese American, Japanese American, Korean American, Filipino American, and Vietnamese American food cultures Introduces many of the major contributions Asian Americans have made to the American culinary landscape through a historical overview of Asian immigration to the United States and an examination of the rise of Asian-owned restaurants, markets, groceries, and packaged food companies Details the cooking techniques, ingredients, dishes, and styles of dining that Asian Americans have introduced to the United States Supplies a chronology, resource guide, selected bibliography, and illustrations to complement the text

50 Fantastic Ideas for Celebrations and Festivals

Important dates and occasions are often marked with a variety of celebrations and festivals. These occasions are also important markers for children in the passing of time and repeated experience. In Early Years education the best time to talk about a celebration or festival is often after it has occurred rather than before it happens. This is because many young children don't have a strong memory or understanding of something that occurred a year ago. So the closer they are to the experience, the richer their learning can be.In this colourful new book by Alistair Bryce-Clegg there are activities that cover:ChristmasDiwaliEasterHanukkahChinese New YearHalloweenBonfire NightEach activity encourages the children to learn about a particular celebration or festival and also to acquire new skills or techniques.

Growing up in a Nonya Kitchen

Growing Up in a Nonya Kitchen provides a rare and insightful view into the daily life of a Peranakan family harking back to the early 20th century. With comprehensive chapters dedicated to documenting cooking utensils, essential ingredients, the Nonya's agak agak (estimating) philosophy, as well as Chinese New Year and other festive dishes, baked goods and Nonya kuehs, Growing Up in a Nonya Kitchen is a volume to read and treasure for anyone looking for an in-depth understanding of the Peranakan (and Singapore) food heritage.

The 30-Minute Vegan's Taste of the East

Reinfeld and Murray turn their skillets to the East, featuring over 150 vegan versions of favorite cuisine from India, Thailand, China, and Japan. Taste of the East also offers inspired animal-free recipes from Indonesia, Nepal, Vietnam, Korea, Tibet, Iran, and Afghanistan.

The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy

Written by best-selling author and hand letterer Abbey Sy, The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy covers the basics and beyond for creative lettering techniques.

Spring Festival

'The Spring Festival' is the most important day for Chinese people. It truly creates a carnival for unification of family members and for celebration at the end of a year. This book introduces the origin, development, and traditions of 'The Spring Festival,' and it offers readers a panoramic view of this unique Chinese festival. The book - written as an English-Chinese bilingual text - tells the stories behind the festival's name and covers nearly every aspect of the festival.

Holiday Symbols and Customs

A guide to the legend and lore behind the traditions, rituals, foods, games, animals, and other symbols and activities associated with holidays and holy days, feasts and fasts, and other celebrations.

Hey There, Dumpling!

Kenny Lao has been making dumplings for 30 years--in homes, food trucks, and restaurants across America. He has made dumplings at large family parties, in professional kitchens with Michelin-star chefs, and even with rap mogul P. Diddy. In his first cookbook, Lao reveals how to make the perfect dumpling and host amazing dumpling parties.   Hey There, Dumpling! features 100 recipes covering classic Asian and modern flavors, including Pork and Napa Cabbage and Spicy BBQ-Glazed Beef dumplings, mix-and-match tangy dips, crispy salads, delicious noodles, and festive drinks. With 50 color photographs, graphic step-by-step tutorials, and Lao's accessible approach to the kitchen, you'll be inspired to make dumplings a regular for weeknight meals and a star at your next dinner party.  

Chinese Script

In this brisk and accessible history, sinologist Thomas O. Hollmann explains the development of the Chinese writing system and its importance in literature, religion, art, and other aspects of culture. Spanning the earliest epigraphs and oracle bones to writing and texting on computers and mobile phones today, Chinese Script is a wide-ranging and versatile introduction to the complexity and beauty of written text and calligraphy in the Chinese world.

The Complete Asian Cookbook: Indonesia, Malaysia, & Singapore

A beautifully crafted and comprehensive cookbook series based on the most iconic and influential book on Asian cuisine. For generations, The Complete Asian Cookbook has been the most well-respected and authentic cookbook on Asian food. Since its publication in 1976, it has become one of the most iconic and influential cookbooks in publishing history, garnering a dedicated following worldwide. Now, for the first time, Charmaine Solomon's groundbreaking work has been divided into a series of six geographical regions, each with a complementary design so they may be collected as a set.

The Complete Asian Cookbook: Japan and Korea

A beautifully crafted and comprehensive cookbook series based on the most iconic and influential book on Asian cuisine. For generations, The Complete Asian Cookbook has been the most well-respected and authentic cookbook on Asian food. Since its publication in 1976, it has become one of the most iconic and influential cookbooks in publishing history, garnering a dedicated following worldwide. Now, for the first time, Charmaine Solomon's groundbreaking work has been divided into a series of six geographical regions, each with a complementary design so they may be collected as a set.

The Complete Asian Cookbook: India and Pakistan

A beautifully crafted and comprehensive cookbook series based on the most iconic and influential book on Asian cuisine. For generations, The Complete Asian Cookbook has been the most well-respected and authentic cookbook on Asian food. Since its publication in 1976, it has become one of the most iconic and influential cookbooks in publishing history, garnering a dedicated following worldwide. Now, for the first time, Charmaine Solomon's groundbreaking work has been divided into a series of six geographical regions, each with a complementary design so they may be collected as a set.

The Complete Asian Cookbook: Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Burma

A beautifully crafted and comprehensive cookbook series based on the most iconic and influential book on Asian cuisine. For generations, The Complete Asian Cookbook has been the most well-respected and authentic cookbook on Asian food. Since its publication in 1976, it has become one of the most iconic and influential cookbooks in publishing history, garnering a dedicated following worldwide. Now, for the first time, Charmaine Solomon's groundbreaking work has been divided into a series of six geographical regions, each with a complementary design so they may be collected as a set.

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