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  Encyclopedia: Chinese food
Solid Chinese food is eaten with chopsticks and liquid with a wide, flat bottomed spoon (usually ceramic).
Chinese consider having a knife at the table as barbaric, so most dishes are prepared in smaller pieces, ready for direct picking and eating.
Unlike Western meals where meat protein is the main course of a meal, a source of carbohydrates (rice, steamed buns, noodles) is usually the main ingredient of a Chinese meal.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Chinese-food   (157 words)

 Chinese food culture: Necesity, art and enjoyment
In the Chinese culture, the whole process of preparing food from raw ingredients to morsels ready for the mouth involves a complex of interrelated variables that is highly distinctive when compared with other food traditions of major magnitude.
Food is preserved by smoking, salting, sugaring, steeping, pickling, drying, soaking in many kinds of soy sauces, and so forth, and the whole range of foodstuffs is involved-grains, meat, fruit, eggs, vegetables, and everything else.
Food not only affects health as a matter of general principle, the selection of the right food at any particular time must also be dependent upon one's health condition at that time.
www.index-china-food.com /food-culture.htm   (2318 words)

 Chinese cuisine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Despite the importance of rice in Chinese cuisine, at extremely formal occasions, it is sometimes the case that no rice at all will be served; in such a case, rice would only be provided when no other dishes remained.
Chopsticks are the primary eating utensil in Chinese culture for solid food, and liquid with a wide, flat-bottomed spoon (usually ceramic).
Traditionally, Chinese consider having a knife at the table barbaric, so most dishes are prepared in smaller pieces, ready for direct picking and eating.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinese_cuisine   (315 words)

 Chinese food therapy -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Chinese food therapy is a practice of healing using natural foods instead of medications.
Chinese food therapy is a modality of (Click link for more info and facts about traditional Chinese medicine) traditional Chinese medicine, also known as Chinese (The scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans)) Nutrition therapy.
The Chinese ideal is to eat both types of food to keep the body in balance.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ch/chinese_food_therapy.htm   (1124 words)

 Chinese Food
In Chinese cuisine, noodles can be served three ways: in a clear soup with meat and some vegetables, or mixed with meat and with a thickened sauce poured over or without sauce; whereas for noodles with sauce egg noodles (mien) are commonly used, it's bijon noodles if served without sauce.
The two most famous Chinese soups, shark fin soup and bird's nest soup appear to be thickened but the glutinous texture does in neither case result from the addition of cornstarch but from the two main ingredients, shark fin and bird's nests which are simmered for many hours.
Chinese cooking is not complicated in the manner that, say, French cuisine is. Much less depends on temperatures of ingredients and exact timing for frying, baking, or cooking.
www.geocities.com /farrahchin/chinese.html   (1331 words)

 EthnoMed: Chinese Food Cultural Profile
Foods belonging to the yin (also known as "cold" food) are bitter melon, winter melon, Chinese green, mustard green, water crest, Napa cabbage, bean sprout, soybean, mung bean, tulip, water chestnut, cilantro, oranges, watermelon, bananas, coconut, cucumber, beer, pop, ice cream, ice chips, grass jelly, clams, and oysters.
Foods that belong to the yang (also known as "hot" food) are chili pepper, garlic, onion, curry, cabbage, eggplant, toro, pineapple, mango, cherry, peanuts, beef, turkey, shrimp, crab, French fries, fried chicken, and pizza.
Chinese expect to have fresh fruit and vegetable in their daily meals, it is not difficult to comply with a provider's suggestion to increase intake of these items.
ethnomed.org /ethnomed/cultures/chinese/chinese_food.html   (2172 words)

 Chinese Food
Chinese medicine recognised the connection between food and health many years before the first frozen yoghurt drink went on sale in the West.
Food should not be too sweet, as according to Chinese medicine excessive sweetness overwhelms and weakens the spleen.
Chinese eating habits should also be taken into account: normal practice is to have a selection of shared dishes with lots of rice, which generally makes for greater variety and balance.
www.sacu.org /food.html   (865 words)

A balanced Chinese diet comprises 40 percent grains, 30 to 40 percent vegetables, 10 to 15 percent meats and the rest in fruits and nuts.
Foods are classified by the five tastes: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and pungent.
Foods that are neutral in nature are good for everyone and they promote clear thinking and reasoning.
www.dhyansanjivani.org /chinese_food.asp   (2949 words)

 Chinese Cuisine/Chinese Food
Chinese food enjoys high reputation in the world due to its abundance and exquisite, delicious taste and charming appearance.
Chinese medicine cuisine seems to be Chinese monopoly.
Chinese food culture presents Chinese culture lying under delicious food.
www.warriortours.com /intro/cuisine.htm   (147 words)

 Chinese Food Recipe
Chinese food is one the world's most popular cuisines.
Preparing the ingredients for Chinese food takes time, as the vegetables and meat are cut in even sized pieces.
Deep-fried foods are usually served as appetizers (hors d'oeuvres), but some main dishes may call for deep-frying, for instance to give meats a crunchy coating.
www.clearleadinc.com /site/food_chinese.html   (511 words)

 Chinese Food Culture
Chinese simply choose chopsticks as their tableware rather than knife and fork since Chinese people, under cultivation of Confucianism, consider knife and fork bearing sort of violence, like cold weapons.
Chinese food seems to taste better eaten with chopsticks which are the special utensil Chinese use to dine.
In China, foods are given different meanings, so that in certain occasion a kind of food, can only be eaten by some specific individuals, or a kind of food must be eaten in specific occasion.
www.warriortours.com /intro/cuisine_culture.htm   (792 words)

 Chinese food index: food and tea culture, recipe and pictures
Chinese food index: food and tea culture, recipe and pictures
We introduce you to all kinds of Chinese food from North to South, East to West.
Chinese cuisine is one of the greatest methods of cooking.
www.index-china-food.com   (133 words)

 Chinese Food   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is remarkable that a food produst that requires so much labor and attention is the mainstay of the country.
This enigma is perceived in the Chinese adage, "When eating rice, remember the trouble it took to produce it." Indeed, it is considered bad manners to leave a gain in the bowl.
The Chinese have used chopsticks for at least 3,000 years, according to the evidence from tombs and paintings.
www.bsos.umd.edu /china/js97/index/htms/31/food/food.html   (1224 words)

 Chinese Food
The Chinese have a traditional belief in the medicinal value of food, and that food and medicine share the same origin.
Food garnishes, such as cut or sculptured tomatoes, Chinese white radishes, cucumbers, and so forth, may be used to add to the visual appeal of a dish.
In this cosmopolitan world, Chinese food is available in practically all major þ and many not-so-major þ cities of the globe.
www.china-inc.com /education/food   (2001 words)

 The Food Timeline: history notes--Asian-American cuisine
Chinese food became popular with young cosmopolitans in the 1920s because it was considered exotic.
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.
The Chinese pig, however, was small enough to be kept in the house, could be fed on scraps at no cost to the owner, matured at the age of a year, and produced bountiful litters annually from tehn on, each consisting of up to a dozen piglets.
www.foodtimeline.org /foodasian.html   (8826 words)

 Chinese Food: A Wok On The Wild Side
According to a recent report by the Food Marketing Institute and Prevention Magazine, 52 percent of all Americans say that Chinese food is "more healthful" than their usual diet.
No one had ever really looked at just how good (or bad) Chinese food is. So we decided to find out in September 1994.
Use your fork (or chopsticks) to lift the food out of the sauce and on to your big (if you followed Step 1) bowl of rice.
www.cspinet.org /nah/chinese.html   (1652 words)

 Chinese food
Being one of the important fruits of China's age-old culture, the Chinese food and drink culinary art enjoys a high prestige both at home and abroad.
The Chinese people whether living in or outside the county all share a proper sense of pride for such a rich Chinese food and drink culinary culture.
Thus, to regard the Chinese food and drink culinary art as a culture, a science, or an art is entirely justifiable.
web.syr.edu /~sshih/recipe.htm   (1195 words)

 Chinese Food
Here is a little Chinese Spice - be aware it is 1100 kb and may take a few minutes to download, but you are going to love it.
Chinese children start with a spoon but will adapt to chopsticks as early as when they turn one.
Chinese chopsticks don't have pointed tips, unlike the Japanese style that is refined to pick out the bones of their main diet, fish.
www.regenttour.com /china/food   (318 words)

 Chinese Food Served At Buddhist Temple, Beijing Restaurant, Chinese Takeaway
Chinese food served during performance of Chinese Opera Songs at a famous Tea House.
From the appearance of the food, texture and taste, it was hard to believe that it was all vegetarian food and cooked over a wood fire on the earthen floor of a large kitchen.
A Dim Sum meal of Chinese food served at a Chinese restaurant with a wide variety of Chinese dishes selected from trollies wheeled by the restaurant staff from table to table.
beifan.com /033food/33chinese.html   (453 words)

 Chinese Food Recipe
Malaysian Food - Wafting aroma of Meat Satay on a bed of rice...
Chinese cooking aims at satisfying the tongue as well as the eyes, nose and the imagination.
One of the reasons is that the Chinese tend to end their evening meal with a fruit unlike Westerners who prefer a dessert.
www.targetwoman.com /articles/chinese-food.html   (963 words)

 Chinese Food   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Chinese food depends upon the personality of the cook because you may add things you like or take things out that you do not like the taste of.
The great Chinese philosopher Lao Zi once said of the cooking art: "Governing a great nation is much like cooking a small fish." The Chinese culinary culture has a distant source and has been developed for many centuries.
As time goes by, distinct local flavors were added to the Chinese dishes, such as the Northern food, the Southern food, the Chuan food, Huai Yang and the vegetarian foods and records respecting each kind of dishes have been handed down.
schoolweb.missouri.edu /ashland.k12.mo.us/rw/page   (1438 words)

 Chinese Cuisine
Chinese cuisine information on major cuisines, medicinal cuicine and sections on chopsticks and food culture.
Chinese Medicinal Cuisine : Good cuisine has the effect of prolonging life, sustaining the constitution and promoting energy and in this respect bears some relationship to Chinese medicine.
Food Culture : Just as the ingredients of each dish and presentation is important, table manners and courtesy among diners are very much part of the Chinese cultural tradition.
www.travelchinaguide.com /intro/cuisine_drink/cuisine   (600 words)

 Chinese Takeaway Foods: Pictures of Chinese Food From Takeaway Shop.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Chinese takeaway foods and Chinese food served at Chinese restaurants in the UK are usually refered to as 'Chinese'.
Cooking Chinese food at home can be done at leisure, cooking Chinese foods to be taken away by customers, must be done quickly.
The kitchens of Chinese takeaway shops are specially equipped with gas burners to provide instant and fierce heat for cooking the Chinese foods.
www.beifan.com /070chinese-takeaway-foods   (704 words)

 Ancient Chinese food - History for Kids!
When you think of Chinese food you think of rice, and rice was the first grain that was farmed in China.
Chinese people learned to cut up their food very small, so it would cook quickly on a very small fire.
The Food of China, by E.N. Anderson (reprinted 1990).
www.historyforkids.org /learn/china/food   (642 words)

 Chinese Food Recipes - Introduction to Chinese Food and Cooking
The fact that Chinese restaurants are mushrooming in the West is ample testimony to the variety and quality of Chinese food.
Chinese food is deliciously tasty and the variety of flavors is so cleverly contained in each dish that there is nothing incongruous in the serving of meat and poultry in the same course.
Chinese Pork Recipes - Cantonese roast pork, Szechuan pork, sweet and sour pork, steamed spareribs, Szechuan pork tenderloin, Szechuan style pork chop, Chinese barbecued pork chop, sweet and pungent meatballs and many more Chinese recipes...
www.chinesefood-recipes.com   (666 words)

 chinese.food   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Chinese food is based on different types of grains.
Chinese favourites are egg rolls, dumplings stuffed with meat or shrimp.
Chinese people prefer to have vegetables with bits of meat or seafood, soup and rice or noodles.
www.schools.ash.org.au /thscompst/China/China1.html   (197 words)

 UPHS Nutrition Care Guide: Chinese Food
Chinese dishes -- such as steamed vegetables, fish and rice -- are very healthy, nutritionally balanced and low in fat and calories.
But some Chinese food can actually be high in fat, as well as calories.
Words such as coated, twice-cooked, batter-coated, marinated or crispy suggest a food is prepared in a way that increases its fat content.
www.pennhealth.com /health_info/nutrition/chinese.html   (316 words)

 eatingchinese.org home page
Eating Chinese is a labor of love, and being the creation of a man with a slow hand, it will not come to the table with the alacrity of a dry-fry, which is to say it is permanently under construction.
It was inspired by interacting with other lovers of Chinese food on message boards and by resources like the publication Flavor and Fortune.
There are message boards dedicated to cooking of Chinese food, and probably to discussion and review of Chinese restaurants, but as far as I know none yet have tried to cover all aspects of how Chinese food is woven into in the fabric of society throughout the world.
www.eatingchinese.org   (181 words)

 Language Log: Chinese Philadelphia Food
For the most part the menu is like that of all the other take-out Chinese places in the area, but when I went over the appetizers I encountered some unfamiliar dishes.
It used to be that the great majority of Chinese speakers in North America spoke Cantonese, but there has been a great influx of Mandarin speakers in recent years.
As a linguist and connoisseur of Chinese food it was clearly my duty to check this out, so I ordered a couple.
itre.cis.upenn.edu /~myl/languagelog/archives/000855.html   (525 words)

 Food In China Sold In Open Markets And Chinese Supermarket   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
There is food in China on market stalls, street kiosks and in food stores, tinned or packaged, which ensures a wide selection from which to choose.
Food in China is probably healthier than food in many countries of the western world, with much less fat and much less sugar.
Food in the China tourist hotels is of a high standard, and can be western style meals or Chinese.
chinadan.com /12foodchina/page01.html   (486 words)

 Chinese Food Calories
There still exists in the minds of many dieters the notion that Chinese food offers a healthier alternative to many of the traditional take out foods, such as pizza, burgers, or fish and chips.
But the selection of healthy food fried in oil with added fatty sauces makes Chinese food calories one of the most fattening fast foods available.
Below is a table which lists Chinese food calories from many of the common dishes that you probably eat.
weightlossinternational.com /newsletter/chinese-food-calories.html   (167 words)

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