As you may know, the wedding industry and its foibles are a regular source of amusement and/or amazement for me. Today’s fun? Lily just brought to my attention the fact that The Knot has its own Chinese wedding page. There’s nothing inherently ridiculous about that — anyone who’s had an Indian friend get married knows that wedding traditions vary hugely across cultures. However, I am LOVING some of the suggestions in their article “Top 10 Chinese Wedding Q&A.”
I have to think that this article was written by a white non-biologist, and here’s why. Question number three is: Which traditional Chinese dishes will appeal to both our Chinese and Western guests’ tastes? First, they suggest Peking Duck. Fine, good. Fatty, salty, a little sweet? Who can argue with that? Here’s the good part:
For your side salad, include sea cucumbers, thought to symbolize harmony and lack of conflict between newlyweds.