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Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival

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Early this month we celebrated the famous Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival. It is a Festival celebrated in Asian countries that reunites friends and families, also it had an other meaning decades (and centuries) ago. I consider this Festival a sort of Thanksgiving but that’s a personal feeling.

What happened then on that night?

We ate several Chinese dishes (that I managed to cook nicely :p), lit up lanterns and ate together the delicious Mooncakes, the last part being my favourite πŸ™‚ There are several sorts of cakes, the original one is made of red-bean paste and has in its centre two egg yolks. These days, moon cake makers are getting more and more creative (if not eccentric), contesting even to bake the best tasting and most beautiful cakes…They are so pretty I don’t even want to eat them haha! The boxes usually contain 4 cakes and are super nice too, I keep them every year.

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