Traditional Lunar New Year Dishes and Their Significance

The Chinese Lunar New Year is February 19. For Cooking Channel's Luke Nguyen, that means cooking fantastic food with his family, everyone wearing red, and wishing for prosperity and luck. In this web-only video, Luke shows you what he cooked with his family to celebrate last year and why:

[SNAP path="videos/lukes-family-new-year-part-1" vid="0205890"]
Watch Luke Nguyen's Greater Mekong every Tuesday at 9:30am ET

Next Up

Dumplings Recipe for Chinese New Year

It is common knowledge that dumplings are considered to be lucky and are eaten for the Chinese New Year (lunar calendar), usually celebrated in February. But have you ever wondered why?

Happy Chinese New Year! and Congrats on Not Being Eaten Alive

Get Cooking Channel's mouthwatering Chinese feast from Ching's Chinese New Year that’s sure to bring you good luck in the year of the snake.

25 Ways to Use Soy Sauce

Skip your standard takeout this week and learn how to use soy sauce on everything from hot and sour soup to tuna noodle casserole.

A Guide to Regional Chinese Cooking

There are lots of regional variations on cuisine in China. Ching-he Huang explains the differences through ingredients.

Meatless Monday: Fried Rice with Asparagus, Corn and Mushrooms

You don’t need a recipe for fried rice--you can throw in just about anything. But Ching’s recipe for Egg, Baby Asparagus, Corn and Shimeji Mushroom Fried Rice takes the classic takeout dish to another level.

10 Essential Chinese Cooking Ingredients

Soy sauce is a must (both light and dark), but you’ll need these other sauces and spices to get your wok on, anytime.

How to Cook With a Wok

Find out how to choose the wok that's right for you, then learn how to season it to create optimally flavored dishes.

On TV

Unique Sweets

7:30am | 6:30c

Unique Sweets

8:30am | 7:30c

Unique Sweets

9:30am | 8:30c

Extreme Cake Makers

10:30am | 9:30c

Extreme Cake Makers

11:30am | 10:30c

Crazy Cakes

12pm | 11c

Crazy Cakes

12:30pm | 11:30c

Crazy Cakes

1pm | 12c

Crazy Cakes

1:30pm | 12:30c
7pm | 6c
On Tonight
On Tonight
8pm | 7c
9pm | 8c
10pm | 9c
11pm | 10c
12am | 11c
1am | 12c
2am | 1c
3am | 2c
What's Hot
What's Hot

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

Mondays 10|9c

So Much Pretty Food Here