The Limbourg Brothers, January from Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, ca. 1411/13-16.

In the Book of Hours of Jean the Duc of Berry, among the many beautiful illuminations by the Limbourg Brothers are full-page calendar miniatures. Here, the scene of feasting occurs in January with the Duc surrounded by his court.

Our feasting during the holidays and into the new year included Pho (Vietnamese beef bone soup), chicken curry, sticky rice, and shrimp stir fry. I also learned how to make potstickers from scratch. It’s not for the faint of heart as many steps were involved in creating the perfect potsticker. Pictures forthcoming.

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