Here are recipes from Cecilia Chiang’s “The Mandarin Way” memoir and cookbook. Whole steamed fish and dumplings are both traditional Chinese New Year dishes, to be eaten on New Year’s Eve, February 7, 2016.
Famed restaurateur of The Mandarin Restaurant and subject of “Soul of a Banquet” discusses her past and the establishment’s early days. The film, directed by Wayne Wang, airs on PBS in May. Check local listings.