Food, food culture, food as culture and the cultures that grow our food

The Year of the Hedgehog

November 18, 2004


Pictured above is a Chinese cookie with a happy little girl dancing next to an ignited stick of dynamite.

Boey says that my interpretations of the images on the Chinese cookies are all incorrect (see the June entries). The hedgehog turns out to be a monkey - from the Chinese zodiac, and the frog doesn’t have fans in it mouth but coins - symbolising prosperity. Silly me.

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  1. You are hilarious! I loved reading allyour food picture captions and will tell my Chinese 101 students to come see your stuff. Thanks!


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