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In Asia chopsticks are as common as forks and knives are in Western countries.
Chopsticks are an ancient way of eating food, and even though they were developed some 5,000 years ago in China, the tradition is alive and thriving around the modern world.
In this case the Chopsticks are in the right hand and a soup spoon is in the left hand and you can use the chopsticks to place the food in the spoon and scoop it into your mouth.
www.geocities.com /jayistheboss/chopsticks.html   (1324 words)

 How to Use Chopsticks.
Hold the other chopstick between the tips of the index and middle fingers, steady its upper half against the base of the index finger, and use the tips of the thumb to keep it in place.
A set of chopsticks are one of the wedding gifts normally presented to Chinese newlyweds as the Chinese words for "chopsticks" and "soon son" are near-homophones.
Unlike other chopstick cultures, Koreans use a spoon (traditionally, relatively flat, circular head with straight stick handle, unlike the Chinese soup spoon and similar to the Western spoon) for their rice and soup, and chopsticks for most other things at the table.
asiarecipe.com /chopsticks.html   (2068 words)

 CuisineNet Digest: Chopsticks
It is not known when chopsticks first began to be used, although it is fairly certain that they were invented in China, where they have been traced back at least as far as the 3rd century BCE.
Chopsticks are most often made of utilitarian bamboo or other wood, but they can also be treated as decorative objects.
Passing food to another person using your chopsticks resembles a ritual in which bone fragments from the cremated body are removed from the pyre and passed from chopsticks to chopsticks among the mourners.
www.cuisinenet.com /digest/region/china/chopsticks.shtml   (428 words)

The chopsticks to the left, while Japanese, are rectangular in the Chinese style.
In Japan, chopsticks were originally considered precious and were used exclusively for religious ceremonies.
The earliest chopsticks used for eating looked like tweezers; they were made from one piece of bamboo that was joined at the top.
www.calacademy.org /research/anthropology/utensil/chpstck.htm   (408 words)

 History of Chopsticks
Chopsticks are an important part of Asian culture.
The onset of Confucianism is believed to have further cemented the use of chopsticks as the primary Asian eating utensil.
It has been said by using chopsticks it improves memory, increases finger dexterity and can be useful in learning and improving skills such as Chinese character printing and brush painting.
www.asianartmall.com /chopstickshistory.htm   (472 words)

Chopsticks are two long, thin, usually tapered, pieces of wood.
Truly elegant chopsticks might be made of gold and embossed in silver with Chinese calligraphy.
Chopsticks may be totally smooth or carved or modeled ripples.
www.factmonster.com /spot/chopsticks1.html   (407 words)

 Green Chopsticks ° Principal Articles
But the chopstick activism demonstrates a changing sense of the individual's relationship with the state, one that demands initiative, responsibility and participation from citizens.
Chopsticks have been China's primary eating tool since at least the Shang dynasty, which began around 1500 B.C., and they are the subject of countless folk tales.
Some are used more than once; 2.Umproperly discarded chopsticks after use, some may carry contaminable disease, contaminate environment; 3.To lower the cost, manufacturers often make chopsticks in a rough way, their unpolished surface often cuts, 4.Throwaway chopsticks are ecologically expensive.
homepage.mac.com /mstrauch/greenchopsticks/read01main.html   (2455 words)

 Vietmedia: Vietnam Music Lyrics Culture Chat Midi Picture Image News History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Chopsticks appeared in China as early as the third century B.C., but no one knows when they were first used.
In some places, giving chopsticks to the bride on her wedding day is a wish for her to have a son soon.
Chopsticks may be made of several materials, including wood, bamboo, gold, and plastics.
www.vietmedia.com /culture/?L=chopsticks.html   (236 words)

 Chopsticks 101 -- ThingsAsian Article
Japanese chopsticks tend to be a little shorter, around 7 to 8 inches (17 to 20 cm) long, and taper to a sharper, more pointed end.
Chopsticks are suited to Chinese food which is typically served in bite-sized pieces.
While chopsticks lend themselves to a myriad of uses, they're strictly not musical instruments, and should never be used as drum sticks to hit against the dinnerware or glassware, or as batons to twirl over your head, even in the worst bout of boredom!
www.thingsasian.com /goto_article/article.2418.html   (1935 words)

These Chopsticks sets are made from exotic woods farmed in Thailand, and each set comes with four pairs of chopsticks, four wasabi bowls, and four chopstick rests.
One is the "personal" style of chopsticks that one uses to eat their food.
The other are the longer and thicker chopsticks that a chef would use to turn food in a wok when cooking.
www.siamese-dream.com /page/siam1/CTGY/Chopsticks   (800 words)

 Chopsticks (Kuaizi)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Chopsticks may be made of any of several materials: bamboo, wood, gold, siler, ivory, pewter, and plastics.
Ordinary chopsticks used in Chinese homes are of wood or bamboo, those for banquets are often ivory, whereas gold ones belonged only to the royalty and aristocracy.
The correct way to use chopsticks is to hold the pair in the hollow between the thumb and forefinger of your fork hand.
www.chinavista.com /experience/chopstick/kuaizi.html   (379 words)

 OrientalFood.com: Equipment/Chopsticks
In China, chopsticks are usually made of bamboo or other wood.
The Japanese word for chopsticks, hashi, means "bridge." Unlike Chinese chopsticks, which are squared-off and blunt at the end, the Japanese utensils are rounded and tapered to a point.
There are several taboos in Japan regarding the handling of chopsticks at the table, mostly derived from associations with the use of chopsticks in Buddhist funeral rites.
www.orientalfood.com /kitchen/equipment/chopsticks.shtml   (413 words)

Chopsticks are the main utensil used in many Asian cultures and their popularity has spread worldwide.
As a rule, the top end of the chopsticks is bigger and square-shaped while the bottom is smaller and either round (Chinese style) or pointed (Japanese style).
While chopsticks are most commonly used as eating utensils, women of all cultures often use them as decorative hair pins to fasten long hair with an Asian flair.
www.mrslinskitchen.com /index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=1126   (154 words)

 How To Use Chopsticks | An Illustrated Guide
The most common chopsticks are made of wood or bamboo but there are chopsticks made from ivory, silver, plastic and even jade as well.
Certain things may be more difficult to pick up with chopsticks, but chopsticks are designed to pick up food, not to spear and stab it.
Hold the other (upper) chopstick between the tips of the index and middle fingers, steady its upper half against the base of the index finger, and use the tips of the thumb to keep it in place.
www.chinatownconnection.com /how-to-use-chopsticks.htm   (557 words)

 Chopsticks website, Chinese chopsticks, Japanese Chopsticks, how to use Chop sticks, Chopstick History
It is likely that people cooked their food in large pots which held heat for a long time, and hasty eaters then broke twigs off trees to retrieve the food.
Think of the chopstick as a pair of prongs, the only difference being that there are two separate parts or sticks.
Chopsticks are called "Kuaizi" in Chinese and were called "Zhu" in ancient times (see the characters above).
www.echopsticks.org   (395 words)

One pair of cloisonne chopsticks approximately 8" long, come in a silk and linen box lined with a red velvety material.
Chopsticks approximately 8"" long, come in a silk and linen box lined with a red velvety material.
Wood Chopstick Rest ~ tropical hardwood and coconut wood these rests are truly works of art each one is handmade in Thailand.
www.snuffbottlestore.com /chop.html   (890 words)

 Chopstick, Bulk Chopsticks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Chopsticks, Chinese Chopsticks and Japanese chopsticks in wholesale bulk for use as wedding favors, party favors and personalized chopsticks ideas.
Our bulk chopsticks are great for use as japanese and chinese party and wedding favors.
Our chopstick case with matching chopsticks are beautifully handcrafted of natural bamboo.
www.japaneseweddingfavors.com /chopsticks.asp   (548 words)

 Korean Table Manners
After a meal, put the spoon and chopsticks on the spot where they were placed first and put used napkins on the table after folding it little bit if they are big.
The spoon and chopsticks should not rest on any bowl or dish during the meal.
Place the other chopstick between the index finger and middle finger and hold by pressing with your thumb.
www.lifeinkorea.com /Food/f-manners.cfm   (658 words)

 piano/keyboard music for chopsticks !!
Chopsticks was published around 1890 under the authorship of a Mr.
Chopsticks is that song that you can play with 2 fingas.
The thing is, I never learned to play chopsticks because the whole "piece" is as full of potential as three-day-old bread...
www.8notes.com /f/1_872.asp   (369 words)

 How to Use Chopsticks
Chopsticks were invented a very, very long time ago by the Chinese people.
Some chopsticks were rounded and pointed at the ends, while others were straight and narrow.
Don't use your chopsticks to fish around in the soup bowl for food.
www.geocities.com /chinatownshop/chopsticks.html   (917 words)

Chopsticks was invented in China sometime during the Shong Dynasty, the substitution of knives for chopsticks at the dinner
At the funeral service chopsticks are stuck into the rice that stands on the altar.
Put the chopsticks in front of you on the table or a dish with the tip to the left when you are not using them.
www.phillychinatown.com /chinese_topic/chopsticks/chopsticks_index.htm   (543 words)

 Kikkoman - Using chopsticks properly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Place both chopsticks in the hollow between the thumb and index finger of your right or left hand.
Only the upper chopstick is moved by the index, middle finger and thumb to pick up and hold small pieces of food like a pair of pincers.
Sticking chopsticks in the rice is associated with a burial ritual.
www.kikkoman-europe.com /cat136.html   (258 words)

 SPE1020 - Chopsticks Outline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Today, chopsticks are used in Japan, Korea, and Vietnam as well as China, making them the world's second most popular method of conveying food to mouth.
The word "chopsticks" as we use it today came from the 19th century when the Chinese word was translated by trader into pidgin English.
In Taiwan, there is a special kind of folk dance called the "chopsticks dance" in which dancers would hold a pair of chopsticks in each hand while they dance.
faculty.cinstate.cc.oh.us /gesellsc/publicspeaking/outline1.html   (782 words)

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Among chopsticks used faily at meals, those of ivory are most highly valued, as they turn to a mellow amber color with use.
Each member of the household has his or her chopsticks always placed in a hashi box.
The chopstick is multipurpose; it serves the Japanese as fork, knife and spoon.
mothra.rerf.or.jp /ENG/Hiroshima/Things/85.html   (590 words)

The chopsticks arrived in plenty of time and they were absolutely a smash hit.
Mid-1999 prices for chopsticks printed in one color per side, and inserted in pairs in paper wrappers.
These chopsticks are so outstanding that the San Jose Mercury-News wrote a whole article about them, and chopstick collectors feature them.
www.everythingintheuniv.com /chopsticks.htm   (484 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | China introduces chopsticks tax
The Chinese government is introducing a 5% tax on disposable wooden chopsticks in a bid to preserve its forests.
It produces about 45 billion pairs of chopsticks a year, consuming millions of trees and bamboo plants.
School children have written to the Chinese prime minister asking for a ban on disposable wooden chopsticks, while students have persuaded some college cafeterias to replace them with spoons.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/business/4831734.stm   (469 words)

 Chopsticks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is considered polite when eating food buffet-style to reverse your chopsticks and use the opposite clean end to move food from a communal plate to your own.
It is proper to always use two chopsticks at once, even when using them for stirring.
A 2003 study found that regular use of chopsticks may slightly increase the risk of osteoarthritis, a condition where cartilage gets worn off, leading to pain in the hand joints, particularly among the elderly.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chopsticks   (2327 words)

 Using Chopsticks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
1) Rest the end of the lower chopstick in the V of your thumb and forefinger.
Support the chopstick with the little finger and the ring finger.
2) Hold the upper chopstick as if it were a pencil, held between your middle finger and index finger, and anchored with your thumb.
www2.gol.com /users/issott/JRHome/Convention/Chopsticks.html   (329 words)

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