Mother and son make food for Lunar New Year
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Photos: Lunar New Year feast by mother and son chefs

Mother and son make food for Lunar New Year

Friends gather around to celebrate the Lunar New Year and feast on a delicious meal prepared by chef Erling Wu-Bower and his mother, Olivia Wu, at Olivia’s home in Moss Beach on Jan. 24.

 (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)
Mother and son make food for Lunar New Year

Olivia Wu, her son Erling Wu-Bower and their “chosen family” celebrate Lunar New Year at her Moss Beach home with a feast prepared by mother and son.

 (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)
Mother and son make food for Lunar New Year

Mian kam, a Thai street food, is part of a Chinese New Year feast.

 (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)
Mother and son make food for Lunar New Year
MOSS BEACH, CA-January 24, 2019: Erling Wu-Bower and his mother, Olivia Wu, prepare their annual Chinese New Year dinner at Olivia’s home on Thursday, January 24, 2019. (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times) (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)
Mother and son make food for Lunar New Year

Uni prepared for Lunar New Year.

 (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)
Mother and son make food for Lunar New Year

Preparing food for Lunar New Year.

 (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)
Mother and son make food for Lunar New Year

Enjoying a Lunar New Year feast

 (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)
Mother and son make food for Lunar New Year

Friends gather around to celebrate the Lunar New Year and feast on a delicious meal prepared by chef Erling Wu-Bower and his mother, Olivia Wu at Olivia’s home.

 (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)
Mother and son make food for Lunar New Year

Preparing a Lunar New Year feast.

 (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)
Mother and son make food for Lunar New Year

Chef Erling Wu-Bower works on a Lunar New Year feast.

 (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)
Mother and son make food for Lunar New Year

Erling Wu-Bower and Olivia Wu showcase how they forage for ingredients just beyond Olivia’s house in Moss Beach.

 (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)
Mother and son make food for Lunar New Year

Erling Wu-Bower carefully peels a thousand-year egg, a symbol of faertility, for a Lunar New Year feast.

 (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)
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