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Chinese Food – Nutrition is the First

It is known that color, aroma, and flavor are the three musts for Chinese food. However, these are never the only principles to be followed in Chinese cooking; the nutrition is the first concern. A theory of the “harmonization of foods” can be traced back to the Shang dynasty’s (16th to 11th century B.C.) scholar [...]

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Has Macro Polo Really been to China?

Marco Polo is perhaps the most famous explorer of the Medieval Period, particularly for introducing the mysterious Orient to the West. However, in recent years, a number of scholars, Chinese and foreign, question the veracity of Marco Polo’s account, and wonder whether he really visited the Mongol empire, or whether Marco Polo was simply repeating [...]

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Table Tips

Well, have you ever taken the wrong seats? A round dinner table in China often contains ten seats, in which, the seat facing the door or by the opposite side where the dishes are being served is the most important spot, reserved for the elderly, guest of honor or the highest ranking people. The less [...]

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