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  The Cultural Heritage of China :: Food & Drink :: Cuisine :: Introduction
Chinese cuisine is widely seen as representing one of the richest and most diverse culinary heritages in the world.
In a Chinese meal, each individual diner is given their own bowl of rice while the accompanying dishes are served in communal plates (or bowls) which are shared by everyone sitting at the table, a communal service known as "family style" in Western nations.
A Chinese meal in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, with bowls of white rice, shrimp, eggplant, fermented tofu, vegetable stir-fries, vegetarian duck, and a central dish with meat and bamboo.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Cuisine of China
Chinese consider having a knife at the table as barfbaric, so most dishes are prepared in smaller pieces, ready for direct picking and eating.
Yunnan cuisine Yunnan cuisine (云南菜; pinyin: yúnnán cài) is an amalgimation of Han and Chinese minority cuisines.
Shanghai cuisine Shanghai cuisine, known as Hu cai (滬菜 in pinyin: hù cài) among the Chinese, is one of the most popular and celebrated cuisines in China.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
American Chinese cuisine refers to the style of food served by Chinese restaurants in the United States.
Chinese chicken salad — Salad, in the form of uncooked leafy greens, does not exist in traditional Chinese cuisine for sanitary reasons, since manure and human feces were China's primary fertilizer through most of its history.
Owing to the diversity of ethnicities in Hawaii and the history of the Chinese influence in Hawaii, resident Chinese cuisine forms a component of the cuisine of Hawaii, which is a fusion of different culinary traditions.
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  American Chinese cuisine : QuicklyFind Info
American Chinese cuisine (什碎館) is a style of cooking served by many Chinese restaurants in the United States and not considered authentic Chinese cuisine by ethnic Chinese, but geared towards Westerners.
Restaurants serving American Chinese cuisine are mainly run by the descendants of early Chinese immigrants (dating back to the 19th century), and cater to the taste of non-Chinese Americans.
American Chinese food tends to be cooked very quickly with large amounts of oil and salt, and has a reputation for containing high levels of MSG (monosodium glutamate), which is used for flavoring.
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  Wikipedia: American Chinese cuisine
American Chinese cuisine (什碎館) is a style of cooking served by many Chinese restaurants in the United States and not considered authentic Chinese cuisine by ethnic Chinese, but geared towards Westerners.
Restaurants serving American Chinese cuisine are mainly run by the descendants of early Chinese immigrants (dating back to the 19th century), and cater to the taste of non-Chinese Americans.
American Chinese food tends to be cooked very quickly with large amounts of oil and salt, and has a reputation for containing high levels of MSG (monosodium glutamate), which is used for flavoring.
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 cuisine - FUTEF   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Italian cuisine is extremely varied: the country of Italy was only unified in 1861, and its cuisines reflect the cultural variety of its regions and its diverse history (with culinary influences from Greek, Roman, Norman and Arab civilizations).
French cuisine is considered to be one of the world's most refined and elegant styles of cooking, and is renowned for both its classical ("haute cuisine") and provincial styles.
Chinese cuisine is widely seen as representing one of the richest and most diverse culinary cuisines and heritages in the world.
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 American Cuisine - CookbookWiki
Another major turning point for American cuisine was the days of the "melting pot" in the early 20th century.
The main factors that determine the variations of American cuisine are climate, ingredient availability, immigrants and neighboring countries.
Americans never miss an opportunity to celebrate their food, by either eating hot dog's at a ball game or organizing a festival to honor a certain food.
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 American Cuisine - South American Cuisine
Chinese culture commands attention to the entire presentation of a meal, including the blend of flavors, subtlety of the spicing, how appealing the colors and arrangement of the food is and how well it plays on the imagination of the diner.
The subtlety of Chinese cuisine is lost on most Americans, who'd rather know what's going to be on their plate than enjoy a bit of imagery with their meal.
Hunan cuisine is considered to be the most visually appealing of the Chinese regional cuisines, so it is not surprising that it also features the most fanciful and delightful names.
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 American Chinese cuisine - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
American Chinese cuisine (什碎館 or 雜碎館) is a style of cooking served by many Chinese restaurants in the United States.
American Chinese cuisine has sometimes been used in derogatory jokes and common stereotypes to label the Chinese and Chinese Americans in general.
A Chinese buffet restaurant in the U.S. American Chinese food tends to be cooked very quickly with large amounts of oil and salt, and it has a reputation for containing high levels of MSG (monosodium glutamate) which is used as a flavor enhancer.
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 Cuisine
A cuisine (from the French word for "kitchen") is a specific set of cooking traditions and practices, often associated with a place of origin.
New cuisines are constantly evolving, as certain aesthetics rise and fall in popularity among professional chefs and their clientele.
Most of these cuisines are based on the cuisines of the countries from which immigrant peoples came, primarily Europe.
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 American Chinese cuisine - Definition, explanation
American Chinese cuisine (什碎館 or 雜碎館) is a style of cooking served by many Chinese restaurants in the United States and Canada.
American Chinese food tends to use western vegetables such as broccoli and carrots whereas more authentic Chinese cuisine would tend to use Asian leafy vegetables like bok choy and Gai-lan.
American Chinese food tends to be cooked very quickly with large amounts of oil and salt, and it has a reputation for containing high levels of MSG (monosodium glutamate) which is used as a flavor enhancer.
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 Chinese Food (Cuisine)
This cultural conceptualization is in some ways in contrast to cuisines of Northern Europe and the USA, where meat or animal protein is often considered the main dish, and analogous to the one of most Mediterranean cuisines, based typically on wheat-derived components like pasta or cous cous.
In a Chinese meal, each individual diner is given his or her own bowl of rice while the accompanying dishes are served in communal plates (or bowls) that are shared by everyone sitting at the table, a communal service known as "family style" in Western nations.
American Chinese cuisine in the United States and Canadian Chinese cuisine in Canada are highly developed.
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 American Chinese cuisine
American Chinese cuisine is quite similar to Canadian Chinese cuisine.
Authentic Chinese cuisine makes frequent use of Asian leafy vegetables like bok choy and gai-lan, and puts a greater emphasis on seafood.
As is typical in Hawaii, Chinese food in Hawaii is also noted for its use of SPAM, much to the puzzlement of outsiders.
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 Chinese Goes Uptown
Many chefs are prepared to help American-Chinese cuisine move uptown and meet the needs of consumers with new expectations of Chinese food.
Mandarin cuisine, based on Shangtung, used to be the cuisine of the Chinese royalty.
Her lamb pillows are based on a traditional Mongolian recipe, calling for a mixture of ground lamb, scallions and ginger, and Foo adds additional herbs, such as rosemary, thyme, coriander and oregano.
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 Hong Kong-style American cuisine - Chinese Food - Chinese Restaurant and Chinese Food
This is the opposite of American Chinese cuisine, a Chinese cuisine geared towards Westerners; rather it is a western cuisine geared toward Hong Kong and immigrant Chinese.
Restaurants serving traditional sai chaan cuisine are mainly run by Chinese immigrants or their descendents and, at least in America, cater to the taste of mid 20th-century immigrant Chinese Americans, as well as Chinese Americans born in the US in the mid-20th century.
Restaurants serving modern sai chaan cuisine are mainly run by recent Chinese immigrants and cater to the taste of current Hong Kong residents or late 20th-century immigrant Chinese Americans, as well as Chinese Americans born in the US in the late-20th century.
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 CNN - Studies: Chemical in some Chinese cuisine can lower cholesterol - March 25, 1999
The studies of the supplement, Cholestin, are being presented at the American Heart Association's annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention.
The American Heart Association (AHA) called the study results "preliminary" and issued a statement urging caution because no long-term studies have yet been done on Cholestin's safety and efficacy.
Chinese cooks add red yeast rice to some dishes, such as Peking Duck and spareribs, to achieve a red color.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/9903/25/cholestin   (647 words)

  
 Chinese restaurants, Chinese food , Chinese cuisine, Napa Valley
As a result, American Chinese food is usually less pungent than authentic cuisine.
A Chinese buffet restaurant in the U.S. American Chinese food tends to be cooked very quickly with lots of oil and salt.
The trademark dishes of American Chinese cuisine remain on the menu, but there is more emphasis on fresh vegetables, and the selection is vegetarian-friendly.
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 Chinese cuisine in the San Francisco Bay Area - Wikitravel
This page is intended for people who have eaten Chinese food outside of San Francisco and wish to experience Chinese food here.
This page attempts to advise you on the characteristics of Chinese restaurant food in San Francisco, so that you can make an informed choice of which Chinese restaurants to eat at, depending on your preference for familiarity or novelty.
A vegetarian variant of Chinese food, deriving from the cooking of Buddhist monks.
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 The Food Timeline: history notes--Asian-American cuisine
While Chinese food was introduced to America in the mid-19th century, Vietnamese (Japanese, Thai, etc.) cuisine was generally unknown to mainstream American diners until the 1970s.
But it wasn't until after World War II that Americans began consciously to augment their Oriental kitchen repertoires by attending classes in Chinese cooking and avidly sampling new tastes that became available in restaurants specializing in Mandarin, Hunan, Fukien, and Szechwan dishes in addition to those from Canton.
At least one Chinese authority...insists that chop suey was intimately famliar to emigrants from Toisan, the region south of Canton that is the ancestral home of more than half the American Chinse.
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 Dining Review: P.F. Chang's pairs Chinese cuisine with American ambience
Because most Chinese immigrants to our country came from the Canton region, Americans generally are most familiar with Cantonese food.
In many parts of the world, the most popular Chinese cuisine is from the Szechuan region, China's largest province.
Bananas wrapped in spring roll dough are fried and served with a scoop of coconut pineapple ice cream with caramel sauce and fresh berries.
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 Quick & Easy : Chinese Cuisine : Delicious Dumplings : Food Network
Jiaozi are the most common Chinese dumpling, made out of rice flour dough wrapped around a cooked, spiced filling, then steamed.
American Chinese food has wholeheartedly embraced the wonton, which is, essentially, not unlike jiaozi, but with a thicker wrapper and a traditional pork filling.
The first is the soup dumpling, sometimes called the juicy bun or xiao long bao, which consists of a pork or crabmeat filling, as well as a splash of soup inside the dumpling itself.
www.foodnetwork.com /food/lf_qe_asian/article/0,2857,FOOD_25957_4604029,00.html   (286 words)

  
 InfoHub - Chinese cuisine
Many people say that this is an american invention, other opinions are that they're a Japanese tradition..the fact is that they are present in almost all the Chinese restaurants.
Thus the tradition of giving cakes with messages was born and became a popular way of expressing wishes of goodwill or good fortune on an important occasion.
The origins of the Fortune Cookie as we know it today were laid down by the Chinese 49'ers who worked on the building of the great American railways through the Sierra Nevada into California.
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 American Chinese cuisine - Chinese Food - Chinese Restaurant and Chinese Food
However, it is considered to be not authentic Chinese cuisine by ethnic ethnic ChineseChinese but instead a cuisine geared towards Westerners.
With more and more new immigrants arriving from China, more diverse selections of authentic Chinese cuisines are available in major cities such as San Francisco, CaliforniaSan Francisco and New York, New YorkNew York, especially in the older and newer ChinatownChinatowns.
As most American Chinese cuisine establishments cater to non-Chinese customers, menumenus are usually written in English and only some may be in Chinese, however the part written in Chinese may be an entirely different menu from the English version (see McCawley).
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 Kentuckys Unique American Cuisine - American Cuisine - South American Cuisine
Kentucky cooking is not limited to the familiar red and white striped bucket of fried chicken from "the Colonel's." Although Harlan Sanders secret blend of eleven herbs and spices might be the best-known Kentucky delicacy, the state has a far more diverse and interesting culinary tradition.
This caused a shift in the Kentucky cuisine.
Pork, often "imported" from neighboring Ohio became a mainstay of the Kentucky dinner table, as fewer locals were able, or compelled, to scare up their own dinner with a rifle.
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 Chinese Cuisine Chains – Web Listings
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Chinese fast-food chain Chamate said it is considering an initial public offering in the United States, as it aims to boost revenues 52 percent a year.
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