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China's long history
extensive contact with other nations and cultures
have given birth to the distinctive Chinese culinary art
an ancient Chinese saying,still popular today,goes,...
Food is the paramount necessity of the people
with years of creative and accumulative efforts,...
virtually functioning as...
enjoys a worldwide reputation as the 'kingdom of cuisine'
regarded indisputably as one of the world's finest culinary traditions
the nearly endless....employed in Chinese cuisine stand out unequaled in the world
which may very well account for...
best exemplified in particular by...
elaborately-prepared cold dish served at the beginning of the dinner
'Aroma' implies more than what one's nose can detect directly
fine slicing techniques
timing the cooking
controlling the heat
laying out the food on the plate for the table
a typical dinner for a table of eight people
coupled with soup and steamed rice
But in the Chinese mind,a dinner prepared as above for guests is the minimum requirement
two whole-size showpiece dishes
a whole fish,a whole suckling pig,or a whole chicken
In this way,...
takes on the character of...
yellow rice wine
an average Chinese meal at home
at an everyday home meal,an adult may consume...
several pieces of steamed bread
accompanied by several meat or vegetable dishes
but not the other way round
about 75 percent of an average meal's calories comes from grain sources
at the Chinese dining table
bowl of staple food
this age-old custom
is one manifestation of the importance of food in Chinese civilization
it is the cooked dishes,rather than flowers,that serve as centerpieces on a Chinese table
food is frequently the main topic of dinnertime conversation
variety in the color and texture of the dishes
serve aesthetic ends
the ritual of sharing the food from the same dish plates
in more health-conscious environments
so as to prevent any possible spread of diseases
the above observations
they demonstrate that the Chinese approach some aspects of catering services with a set of values very different from those in the west
very solid diet of...
is traditionally famous for
many different alternatives to choose from
the traditional home-cooked meal
there is an immense variety in its catering cultures
restaurants serving international cooking
with this vast ethnic choice
enjoy food from all over the world
find their native specialties
well known for certain food because of the people who settled there
has a strong Creole accent to its food
begin to think more seriously about...
it implies that...
natural food with minimal processing
chemicals to make it taste or look better
their essential proteins
have a short lunch break
the traditional big breakfast is losing popularity
a very special way of enjoying and sharing
take time to relax and enjoy the finer tastes at dinner
he or she is taking too much for granted
there is no such a simple thing as
a more accurate statement in this instance should be such that expresses...
one's preference for a particular Chinese cuisine
or a particular regional way of cooking
it is inevitable that distinct regional differences in cuisine have evolved over the course of centuries
numerous factors are involved in this inevitable distinction:geography,climate,transportation,migration,influence from overseas cultures,etc
there is no agreement on
those concerned with such matters
the four principal culinary regions
these designations are not hard and fast geographical boundaries
Beijing food,for instance ,falls within the realm of Shandong cooking
but includes some Sichuan dishes
Shanghai and Hangzhou dishes
the many types of cuisines across China
invariantly emphasize freshness and tenderness of the food,cooked with choice materials and fine craftsmanship
..leads one to the conclusion that...
they are conveniently distinguished by their famous dishes
with a prevalence of light-colored sauces
the Shandong dishes feature choice of materials,adept technique in slicing and perfect cooking skills
the imperial dishes
the number of Sichuan dishes
with a rich variety of strong flavors,Sichuan food is....,dominated by peppery and chili flavors and best known for being spicy-hot
took shape in the....dynasties
bases itself largely on the three local cooking styles of ( Yangzhou,Nanjing and Suzhou)
the artistic shape and bright colors of the dishes add more ornamental value
The light southern(Canton) cusine,and the salty northern(Shandong) cuisine;the sweet eastern(Yangzhou) cuisine,and the spicy western(Sichuan) cuisine.
restaurants for every situation
grab some 'junk food' at a grocery store
get (food) 'to stay' or 'to go' from a...shop
some of these places have tables,but many don't
...but still don't want to
pay at a cash register
clear the table when you finish
less dressy than fine restaurants
won't necessarily tell you much about the kind of place it is
don't serve alcoholic beverages
this is often because they want...
get a bite to eat at one of the many fast food chains
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