The young women in the accompanying photo were part of the festivities today in New York’s Times Square marking the North American preliminaries for the International Chinese Culinary Competition. (Preliminaries were also held in Taiwan in July.) The finals and award ceremony will also be held tomorrow (Friday) in Times Square.
With all my love of Chinese food, I’m sure I would have enjoyed the spectacle taking place in Times Square today. But I was too busy around lunchtime to observe these festivities. Now, it will only be through my olfactory-wakened imagination that I’ll be able to conjure up whatever culinary delights I missed today.