Thu, Feb 23|
Online via Zoom
TCM Saffron Mulled Wine
When the weather is cold and dry, drinking this mulled wine can warm our body, promote healthy blood circulation, and lift our mood.
DATE & TIME
Feb 23, 2023, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST
Online via Zoom
When the weather is cold and dry, drinking this mulled wine can warm our body, promote healthy blood circulation, and lift our mood. Saffron or safflower wine has a long history in TCM food therapy to treat blood stagnation. In Song Dynasty physician Zhu Zuo’s book Zhu Shi Ji Yan Yi Fang from the 13th century, safflower is combined with sappanwood heartwood (su mu) and angelica root (dang gui) and boiled with wine to treat women’s health issues caused by stagnation in the meridians. In TCM giant Zhang Zhong Jing’s (150–219AD) Jin Kui Yao Lue written in the East Han Dynasty, he mentioned that safflower wine is the primary treatment for women experiencing stabbing abdominal pain and unspecified stagnation. While this recipe is great for postpartum care (skip the wine), it is not suitable for pregnancy as it moves Blood very strongly.
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Ingredients & Tools
Vegan | Gluten-free | Nut-free
Yield: 8 servings
Time: 35 minutes
- 1 bottle (750ml) dry red wine (such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Malbe)
- 2 cups cranberry juice or pomegranate juice
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tablespoon (8g) whole cloves
- 4 pieces of star anise
- 12 pieces jujube dates
- ⅓ cup (40g) goji berries
- zest of 1 orange
- 4 slices (40g) of whole angelica root
- 1 teaspoon saffron*
- 4 sprigs of thyme
- 2 sprigs of rosemary
- dark brown sugar or honey, to taste (optional)
- 1 pot
- serving glasses
*Alternatively, you can also use 15 grams of safflower
About chef Zoey Gong
Born in Shanghai, China, Zoey Xinyi Gong is a registered dietitian (R.D.) and Traditional Chinese Medicine chef. She is dedicated to modernizing Traditional Chinese Medicine and making it a relevant and practical lifestyle for all, and serving as a bridge between Eastern and Western perspectives of wellness. She is the cofounder of the Red Pavilion, a creative venue in Brooklyn featuring medicinal cooking classes, chef’s table, and more. She's been covered by the New York Times, NBC, Serious Eats, Bon Appetit and more. She lives in Brooklyn, NY
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