In China, a Moon Cake Makeover – Maureen Fan

The Washington Post:

Workers strung red lanterns and spruced up parks across the city for Tuesday night’s celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival, which for centuries has marked the end of harvest and the time in the lunar calendar when the moon is at its brightest.

It is a time for family reunions, for moon-gazing and especially for moon cakes, the round pastries traditionally filled with red bean or lotus seed paste and often containing an egg yolk to represent the moon….[Full Text]

[Image: Visitors pass by massive moon lanterns at Beijing’s Lugou Bridge, which was decorated last week in preparation for the Mid-Autumn Festival, via WP]

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