Describe a kind of food that people eat during special events
You should say:
- What it is;
- What event people usually eat it / why people eat it;
- How it cooked;
- And explain how you feel about this kind of food.
I’m going to talk about dumplings. In fact, in China, dumplings are a kind of traditional must-eat food at almost every important holiday event. But since making dumplings isn’t exactly a piece of cake, people don’t make dumplings every day.
Anyway, as I just mentioned, we eat dumplings to celebrate a ton of special days and events like New Year’s, the beginning of winter, weddings, or even a housewarming party. I remember I read somewhere that Chinese people like eating dumplings because its name in Mandarin sounds like a type of ancient money, so dumplings mean good fortune in Chinese culture as well. Plus, dumplings are really tasty; they’re absolutely to die for, honestly. I don’t know if you’ve tried them before, but almost everyone I know loves eating dumplings.
As for the recipe, um…first of all, you have to prepare the dough and the stuffing, which is made of all kinds of meats and vegetables. And then you need to make the dough into dumpling skins and wrap them. After that, the dumplings need to be cooked in a pot with boiling water. You can start having them when they look fluffy.
I love dumplings, especially ones stuffed with pork and green onion. Normally I can pack away at least twenty of them. Besides, I like making them with my family because we can have a chit-chat while making dumplings together. It’s a great bonding experience for all of us.
dumpling /ˈdʌmplɪŋ/ (n): a small ball of dough (= a mixture of flour, fat and water) that is cooked and served with meat dishes or in soup.
a piece of cake: something that is very easy to do
housewarming party: a party that you give when you move into a new house
to die for: if you say that something is to die for, you mean that you want it or like it very much.
stuffing /ˈstʌfɪŋ/ (n): a mixture of finely chopped food, such as bread, onions, and herbs, placed inside a chicken, etc. before it is cooked to give it flavor
fluffy /ˈflʌfi/ (adj): (of food) soft, light and containing air
pack away: to be capable of being folded up small when it is not being used
chit-chat /ˈtʃɪt tʃæt/ (n): friendly conversation about things that are not very important