It's the year of the ox, and in my Korean family, that means ringing in the new year with a steaming bowl of duk gook - rice cake soup topped with egg and dried seaweed. Chinese families might celebrate with Beijing-style boiled dumplings known as jaozi; Nepalese eat potatoes and cauliflower cooked with tomatoes, cilantro, roasted cumin and coriander; the Vietnamese have sticky rice cakes with pork meat and mung beans.
What: A Tasty Exploration of Asian Lunar New Year
Where: Barton Art Gallery; 1723 I St., Sacramento
When: Thursday, Feb. 12; 6:30 p.m.
Note: Asian beer will be served; attendees must be 21 or older