Food --- I, II, III,
Here is a little Chinese
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but you are going to love it. -:)
In South China, they would say they'd eat everything
that has four legs except the dinner table and everything that has two
wings except a plane. Many of the dishes served in China may really
Snake soup is among the most treasured soups
in China. Then, there is snake gall and blood mixed in liquor that supposedly
will brighten your eyes. Some "westernized" Chinese would suggest that
if Adam and Eve had been Chinese, we humans would still be in the Garden
of Eden because they would have eaten the snake.
Chopsticks are the main table utensils in China.
Chinese children start with a spoon but will adapt to chopsticks as early
as when they turn one. As a gift, chopsticks symbolize straightforwardness
because of their shape. Chinese chopsticks don't have pointed tips, unlike
the Japanese style that is refined to pick out the bones of their main
diet, fish. Most Chinese chopsticks are made of bamboo, though today,
you see more and more wooden and plastic ones.
Foreigners are not expected to use chopsticks
proficiently, but if they do, they will give a mighty impression.
Therefore, before you go to China, go to a local Chinese restaurant, if
not to find authentic Chinese food, at least you can practice using chopsticks.
Its all right if, in your first meal in China, you can't use chopsticks.
If you still can't handle the two sticks to pick up a big shrimp in your
tenth meal, you show your incompetence in learning and the willingness
Cooking has occupied a lofty position in Chinese
culture throughout history. The great Chinese philosopher Lao Zi once
said of the art, "Governing a great nation is much like cooking
a small fish."