Ringing in the Year of the Rat

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Lunar New Year festivities. Photo credit: Dustin Do/CC 2.0, via Pixabay.

We celebrate the lunar year, known as tết in Vietnamese culture.  Bánh chưng, a rice and mung bean cake, is an essential dish in the celebration.  With banana leaf in hand, Gillian Ferguson visited a group of women known as the Bánh Chưng Collective to make the traditional sticky squares.


Lunar New Year food prep. Photo credit: Xuân Tuấn Anh Đặng/CC 2.0, via Pixabay.
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Host:
Evan Kleiman

Producers:
Laryl Garcia, Joseph Stone