Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year in the Park (plus Giveaway!)

To celebrate Chinese New Year, we're giving away three copies of Feeding the Dragon, a cookbook and travelogue through China written by the adventurous brother-and-sister duo Nate and Mary Kate Tate. 

Chinese New Year Recipe: Chicken Cashew Lettuce Wraps

Have you entered to win a copy of the new Chinese cookbook/travelogue Feeding the Dragon? Here's a taste: a recipe that's simple, flavorful, and easy!

                            Chinese Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Park Bench Books: Chinese New Year Reading Recommendations

What do Abraham Lincoln, Pablo Picasso, Mao Zedong, and Dr. Dre have in common? According to the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, they were all born in the Year of the Snake (in 1809, 1881, 1893, and 1965, respectively).

2013 welcomes the return of the Year of the Snake, so we've rounded up some of the best books about China's history and culture for both children and adults. Read them on a park bench, at the beach, or cozied up at home with a cup of tea: