Roll of Honor: The Chinese Delicacy That's a Summer Sensation

Spring rolls are easy to prepare during sultry days, lovely to look at and great for lifting one's spirits.

The delicious and artistic spring roll, also known as the egg roll, originated in ancient China, where it was known as chun juan — or “spring roll,” as it is known in English. This was because part of the filling of this delicacy was lightly steamed spring vegetables, wrapped in a thin coating. This ancient dish, served during the Tang dynasty as a symbol of the...