Yesterday was Chinese New Year and now we're in the Year of the Pig—this year's supposed to be extra lucky because it "follows a "double-spring" lunar year, when newlyweds were believed to accrue twice the blessings. The boar sign's alignment with the fire sign, one of five elements -- metal, wood, water, fire and earth -- that rotate through the Chinese lunar calendar, is what makes this year especially auspicious
If you're superstitious or pregnant, this is supposed to be a great year to have babies. If you're neither, just think of it as a really good time to eat a lot of pork! (I have friends that are calling it the Year of Bacon.) Tell us what you ate for Chinese New Year over in Serious Eats: Talk.