We asked the Taste team for their best holiday party ideas, allowing them five items from the shop on us.
"I wasn't good at using chopsticks when I was little, so Peking duck was my saving grace at big, banquet-style family dinners. In lieu of noodles, which all my chopstick-adept cousins artfully guzzled, my grandmother knew to make me a plate of roasted duck, crisp skin, cucumber sticks and thinly sliced scallions. I'd wrap it all together in warm, dainty pancakes and wolf down the no-chopsticks-needed duck burrito."
A Peking duck party is a good excuse to eat with your hands. I'd start the night with charred shisito peppers sprinkled with crunchy salt. Ahead of time, I'll perfectly cook a couple of ducks, but slice and serve as we eat. With piles of scallion wisps, julienned cucumbers, homemade plum sauce and warm, thin pancakes, you’ve got a killer meal that’s perfect for grazing. I'd have over about 10 friends, but I'd cook for 100." - Whitney Chen