With ingredients that symbolise good health, fortune and family, these recipes are perfect for a celebratory evening with loved ones
: Lizzie Mayson
Growing up, I was extremely fortunate to be surrounded by food. I spent my childhood looking forward to family gatherings, which were not modest in size – at any given moment, there would be an average of 30 people; 40-plus if all the cousins came along.
My parents followed all the traditions they were brought up with in Hong Kong, continuing them when they started their own family. For my mum, before Chinese New Year that meant cleaning the house like mad, opening the windows and making sure she brushed all the bad luck out of the back door.
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