Food Wednesday: Eastern Orthodox Lent & Chinese Foods for the Dead
It’s a big week in international food news and religious customs. Even though Lent ends this week for many, Eastern Orthodox Lent still has more than a week to go. This Saturday is also the customary day for Chinese to visit their dead relatives and bring them ceremonial food. And finally, a Sri Lankan undergrad made a groundbreaking discovery about rice last week that is taking the food world by storm. Here to talk about these important food topics are WBEZ food contributors Monica Eng and Louisa Chu.
PHOTO: Chinese funerary burner at Mount Auburn Cemetary in Stickney, Illinois (Louisa Chu)