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‘Who died?’: UK’s Observer pairs recipes with funeral joss paper in ‘cursed’ Lunar New Year series

The UK’s Observer newspaper has paired Lunar New Year recipes with joss paper traditionally burned for the dead, sparking horror and bemusement among Asian readers. The Guardian’s Sunday edition photographed festive Sichuanese, Cantonese and Taiwanese dishes juxtaposed with lai see, joss papers and ancient Chinese coins. “TOO stunned to see this,” tweeted journalist Vivienne Chow. […]