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Here's what one Vermont chef will be cooking this Lunar New Year

A man counts yuan to fill red envelopes in Beijing. Many families celebrate the Lunar New Year by exchanging small envelopes filled with money.
Lizzie Chen
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NPR
One Lunar New Year tradition is the exchanging of small envelopes filled with money.

The Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays in many Asian countries, including China and Vietnam, as well as their diaspora. The holiday, which can last for up to two weeks, kicks off on Jan. 22 this year.

Chiuho Sampson, a Burlington restaurant owner and chef who grew up in Taiwan, associates Lunar New Year with family and food. Sampson speaks with host Mikaela Lefrak about some of her favorite Lunar New Year culinary traditions and about adjusting the way she celebrates the holiday after moving to Vermont.

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Broadcast live on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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Mikaela Lefrak joined Vermont Public in 2021 as co-host and senior producer of Vermont Edition. Her stories have aired nationally on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Marketplace, The World and Here & Now. A seasoned local reporter, Mikaela has won two regional Edward R. Murrow awards and a Public Media Journalists Association award for her work.
Tedra joined Vermont Public as a producer for Vermont Edition in January 2022. Before moving to Vermont, she was a journalist in New York City for 20 years. She has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University.