Celebrate Chinese New Year with These Delicious Recipes ...

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Food is a significant factor in the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Not only do the dishes themselves matter, but also the preparation and ways of serving and eating mean a lot.

Certain dishes are eaten for their symbolic meaning – usually an association with good luck.

You can join the celebrations and eat your way to good luck by phoning the local take out or you can get in the kitchen and make your own special food for Chinese New Year.

1. Nián Gāo

Nián Gāo

Glutinous rice cakes are a popular food at Chinese New Year because the second word also sounds like the word "higher" in Chinese.2

It is thought to be a lucky food as eating cake would help you achieve a higher status or prosperity

Recipe: nbcnews.com

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