Zoey Gong Talks Post-Pandemic Dance Parties


Zoey is a traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) chef and nutritionist. Born in Shanghai China, Zoey has been keeping herself busy in Brooklyn, New York since 2015. After healing herself through two breast tumors, endless skin rashes, joint pain and amenorrhea, Zoey started her journey as a homoeopath.  She has dedicated her time to degrees in nutrition and public health from New York University. And is now pursuing her M.S in Traditional Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Health and Sciences. Zoey was also a featured “model” at our New York City shoot, and is a valued member of the YALI community.

This week she shares a mulled wine recipe that is anti-aging and blood-replenishing. She also included a playlist, and her ideal dinner part post pandemic...

 

Ingredients 

  • 4 cups plum or orange juice 酸梅汁
  • 1 bottle (750ml) red wine of choice 红酒
  • 2 cinnamon sticks 肉桂棒
  • 4 pieces whole cloves 丁香
  • 3 pieces of star anise 八角
  • 2 bags of Superwomen Culinary TCM Tonic Bag | 气血女人药膳包
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    Directions 

  • Combine everything in a large saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
  • Strain and pour into serving container. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.
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    YALI: Post-pandemic, who would you invite to a mask-less dinner party for clinking glasses and care-free dancing? 

    Zoey: Literally anyone.

     

    YALI: What should every fabulous dinner party have?

    Zoey: People with positive energy and open minds, amazing food that's good for the palate and body, and good serving wares and plates (never plastic utensils or paper plates!)

     

    YALI: What is your go-to outfit to transition from cooking in the kitchen to mingling with friends? 

    Zoey: I usually wear a slip dress under an apron when I cook in the kitchen and just take it off to mingle with friends. 

     

    PS: Zoey made you a fun playlist!
    Listen on YALI Spotify.