Ok, so, this is definitively not the most chinese way to start my life in Shanghai :p
Actually, Chinese New Year is a big BIG deal here. It’s way bigger than our Christmas holidays (and less commercial too). Everyone goes back to their families during that time – Shanghai basically emptied out. And everything closes down for about a week.
My internship tutors were absolutely lovely and invited me over to their home last tuesday to celebrate this new year with them and their family around a traditional meal of jiao zi.
I didn’t want to arrive empty handed, and thought making something myself would prove a more thoughtful gift than just going to the store to buy something (and they were all closed anyway!).
I somehow got obsessed with making M&M cookies … so here they are!
I used this recipe – I’ll probably cut the sugar doses by half next time though, they might have been too sweet!
Oh and talking about l’Atelier des Chefs, I have a pre-departure post lined up about that too!